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N.E.R.D. & RIHANNA

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Lemon COLUMBIA

Back after a seven-year recording hiatus – and no, we’re not counting their involvemen­t on the Spongebob Squarepant­s soundtracŽt q *harrell 7illiams and had Hugo½s funŽ rocŽ side project returns with the true +ueen of *op in tow. /rading vocals for rapping, Rihanna turns in an aggressive and convincing performanc­e full of swagger, style and four letter words. A track that gets better with repeated spins, the glitchy samples and sharp beats prove the studio wizards still have some tricks up their sleeves – but there’s no doubting who the true star of the show is.

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