Rihanna – What’s My Name? (feat. Drake)

October 26, 2010 at 7:58 PM | Posted in Rihanna | Leave a comment

SINGLE REVIEW
Rihanna – What’s My Name? (feat. Drake)
1. What’s My Name? (feat. Drake)

What’s My Name? (feat. Drake) is the twentieth single by Barbadian singer Rihanna, and the second single for her fifth upcoming studio album Loud (to be released on November 12, 2010). This single was released on October 26, 2010 and it peaked on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Charts at #67.

From the start, this new track came off as very addictive and catchy, especially during the first chorus at the very beginning of the song. Riri sings ‘oh na na, what’s my name‘ over and over again, and it’s cute and catchy all at the same time. Right after that, Drake does his verse, and Riri was right when she said he was a very good rapper. I never thought Drake was this good, so… wake up call! Rihanna takes the rest of the song, and she is accompanied by a nice R&B/Hip-Hop beat with a kind of island vibe. It’s a completely different song from ‘Only Girl (In The World)’, the previous single for the same album. That was more eurodance, and this takes after the ‘Girl Like Me’ era, which was a very good era in my opinion.

Sounds like Rihanna is going back to her roots with this sassy new ear candy, which is another hit of hers. Is there a bad Rihanna song? Well… if there is, I haven’t found one yet, and definitely not in this new ‘Loud’ era. The (feat. Drake)-part of the title could also be deleted very easily, because he only gets one verse at the very beginning, so he starts to fade a little bit when Rihanna sings all the rest of the track. True, it’s all about her, but I think Drake’s part would’ve really spiced up the middle part of the song. As for Rihanna’s vocals, she sounds very comfortable with her musical style, she’s alive, energetic. I really love this new track, just like I loved the previous single, and I can’t wait for her album to be released within 17 days!

OVERALL RATING

4½ stars

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