Diggin in the Crates is about showing local and shocasing talents. Orlando’s own The Runners placed on Rhianna’s new album “Loud”, read my thoughts on the record and more.
Diggin in the Crates : CD Spittin’
Rhianna : Loud
Yes… Rhi Rhi’s album came out on Nov 19 and this review is a little delayed but I am going to share my thoughts anyways – Ha Ha. So where do I begin on an album that I can not stop listening to…. First I must say I am beyond elated to have a full length album that is for the ladies. The intro blasts through your speakers with the words “Sex in the air, I don’t care – I love the smell of it”… that line alone drew me in. ;o) It was bold, reckless, real & vulnerable – the exact words that describe the “Loud”.
Honestly, the album is a straight listen; so I will attempt to share the stand out tracks with you. Off top I was drawn I became excited about Rhianna’s release because the radio play of “What’s My Name” ft. Drake, which quickly became a female sing-along in most clubs and “Only Girl”. But I must say that her smoother records hit home with me. California King Bed, produced by The Runners, speaks on being in a relationship (symbolized by a bed) and feeling distance between the one you love. The delivery on the record posed a clean, acoustic vibe and soft rock build. Home team, The Runners also placed with “Cheers” with an Avril Lavigne’s “I’m With You” sample – paying homage to letting go, a little alcohol and having a good “drunken” time.
Beside sex, love & boos; the now red headed songstress puts her lighters up for the island influenced record “Man Down”. Police sirens underline the melody as she paints a clear picture of gunning down a young man, which serves an analogy of breaking the heart of the one you love. A little Barbados-ting comes through nicely as she “pull de trigga, pull de trigga, pull de trigga – boom”.
And don’t get it twisted if sexy is what you want; check out the track “Skin”… Can I say OMG *blush*! The words, melody & message of that song make me feel like a vixen ready to put on a strip show. And with that said, if you haven’t copped “Loud” by Rhianna – do so because it is certified “What’s Goodie”.