Rihanna V Magazine Spread

Rihanna sizzles (of course) in her latest fashion spread for V Magazine, donning the cover (and not much else) in the seductive photos above. Her white blonde wig gives Rih yet another unique, striking look too. Finally, Mobil is my favorite gas station so big ups for the product placement!

Adding to the fun is her day-late 4/20 track, “James Joint”, an interlude for R8 she says she’s in love with. Peep the sound and quotes:

“Dude, I’m in love with my interludes. This one called ‘James,’ joint is on constant repeat. [The album is] soulful and aggressive, whether it’s lyrically, musically, or just the tone of my voice.”

“In celebration of 420, here’s an interlude from my 8th studio album that I call James Joint.”

Rihanna “World Peace”

The first leak of R8 promoting more love in the world… and hey, can’t be mad at that.

“World Peace” is a club-ready single for Ri-Ri with a good message behind it that could carry it to the top of the charts. Really, a lot of what Rihanna could do with her comeback single would do that, but I for one, am happy about this chorus. The EDM drop at the end feels a little forced, but that should only add to the mainstream appeal right?

No official comment from Rihanna on this weekend’s leak… she’s on vacay.

Rihanna ‘R8’ snippet preview

Lots of rumors are circulating for Rihanna’s next album, R8, and today she let her fans in on a first listen of a song for the album. Nothing is promised as you’ll hear…

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DJ Skee caught Ri-Ri’s attention on Twitter today after his report that R8 will drop early 2015. Even if it’s not official from Rihanna just yet, early 2015 seems just about right at this point with Ri-Ri back on the gram, in a couple of photoshoots, and now the first music inkling above.