Jay-Z signed Rihanna to Def Jam Records back in 2005, and six years later the Barbadian beauty is gearing up to release her sixth solo album. The 23-year-old has collaborated with her mentor only a few times previously, on the hit singles “Umbrella” and “Run This Town.” Rihanna’s latest pairing with Jay is on the title track for her sixth album Talk That Talk.
Produced by Norwegian production and songwriting duo Stargate (the pair responsible for Wiz Khalifa’s “Black And Yellow”) the song opens with a Jay-Z verse as Rihanna plays the background for just a spell. Hov goes into full braggadocio mode with the lines “I talk big money, I talk big homes/I sell out arenas, I call that getting dome/Million dollar voice, came through phone/We heading to the top If you coming, come on” – making way for Rihanna’s chorus and confident lyrics.
Last Monday night (November 7) Rihanna confirmed the Jay-Z feature from her Twitter account. The Roc Nation CEO is the only feature on the album besides Calvin Harris. Talk That Talk will be released on November 21.