After last week’s cryptic tweet-peek about the new Rihanna album we finally getting a first listen (and right in the middle of a Gucci Mane binge). The new single “Russian Roulette” is written by pop genius Ne-Yo but Rihanna’s passioned whine doesn't exactly hold water. Also weird is that they chose a ballad to be released as the first single, setting the mood for a somber, depressing, reflective (read: yawn-inducing) album or maybe I'm just hating because I wanted to hear RiRi go ham? Or Maybe she was influenced by her new bestie Kanye's foray into all things depressed. Either way lets hope its not as predictable as that gunshot at the end of the song.—Judnick Mayard
Download: Rihanna, "Russian Roulette"