Yet another new song from Rihanna's upcoming Rated R album hit the radio Monday (November 2).
The track is called "Hard," and it matches the title. It has an abrasive party beat, and [artist id="1940303"]Rihanna[/artist] and guest [artist id="1243444"]Young Jeezy[/artist] aren't shy about discussing their elite status.
"Tougher than a lion/ Ain't no need in trying/ I live where the sky ends, yup, you know this," Rihanna sings in a near-rap flow. "Never lying, truth telling/ That Rihanna reign just won't let up/ ... The hottest bi--- in heels right here."
Meanwhile, Jeezy talks about his progression. "I used to run my block like Obama and them," Jeezy raps. "Don't believe me, ask my momma and them/ Tell 'em give me back my swag/ They tried to clone me/ See my Louis Chucks, Louis flag, Louis flames, Louis belt/ What that make me, 'Louis Mane'?/ ... 'Hard,' if one word describes me/ If I wasn't doing this, you know where'd I be."
"Hard" writer The-Dream talked to MTV News about the track last week.
" 'Hard,' I want that song to explain itself," he said. "Most of the stuff I wrote — still to this day what I write — I try to find out through people what they're going through or what they gotta say. Then we put that in."
Another Rihanna song, "Wait Your Turn," leaked online Monday. Rated R comes out November 23.