9.4.12 - New Music - Rihanna and A$AP Rocky
Yup, Rihanna has ANOTHER single coming out. The sixth single from her sixth album ‘Talk That Talk’ will be “Cockiness (I Love It)”. I never loved the song, so I was really bummed to hear this. In fact, when I reviewed this album back in November, I went so far as to say “…wasting your time with songs like “Cockiness (I Love It)” and “Birthday Cake”, both of which are disgustingly sexual and incredibly stupid”.
“Cockiness” is offensively sexual, even for Rihanna. The song has such lyrics as “suck my cockiness / lick my persuasion / eat my words and then swallow your pride down, down” and “I want you to be my sex slave”. The chorus is actually just Rihanna saying “I love it / I love it / I love it when you eat it” over and over. Not only is this completely over the top, it isn’t even good. Pretty much everything about the song is obnoxious at best.
The single version has a remixed first verse by rapper A$AP Rocky, but that certainly doesn’t save the song (considering most of his part is a fucking mess).
I hope that radio stations stop and take a minute to actually listen to this before they just automatically play it, seeing as it is a Rihanna record. I am going to (yet again) suggest that Rihanna take a break for a minute. You don’t need to have a single out at all times dear. We’re willing to wait a few minutes for another great track.
Knowing the world, the song will chart and be another top 40 hit for her. Meanwhile, everything else good gets pushed down the Hot 100.
Let’s stop with ‘Talk That Talk’ now.