Last month, New York's Beniton went Insta-viral with a teaser for his raw refix of Rihanna's "Work." Now, he's dropping the full track, giving us yet another way to keep Boi-1da's delicate riddim on loop for maybe the rest of our lives. Rihanna's weariness gives the original its edge, and its Drake who turns the song tender with his whisper-in-your-ear, slightly neggy come ons. But Beniton isn't here to play coy or make weak boasts. He comes in big and validates Rih's over-it POV instead, clipping her breathy castigations—desert him, lurkin', nuh like it—to soften his vocals. It's classic dancehall tension. A big tune that testifies to a woman's autonomy, while also directing dancers to find a grip and ease denim stains onto walls.
"After hearing Rihanna's single, I wanted to give the song a different perspective with my lyrical wordplay for hardcore dancehall fans," Beniton wrote in an e-mail. "Shout out to Rihanna for representing the culture by putting out a dancehall track."