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There has been a huge debate over the internet for sometime now about Rihanna’s ability as an artist. Is she truly talented or just a fancy marketing gimmick packaged together by Jay Z…Let’s do a quick breakdown….
Rihanna’s #1 Hit, “Umbrella” was gimmicky, but it was catchy and extremely popular. The style was new and that “A, A, A” verse was eventually copied by many others in R&B and Hip Hop. The ballad “Murderer” definitely proved Rihanna had the vocal pipes and the title of this song sort of was the beginning of that ‘bad girl’ image. Fast forward to “Man Down”, which was a ‘commercialized’ reggae pop song, but again, Rihanna killed it on the vocals. (READ MORE after the Video)