Rihanna Returns To “Work” With Drake, Drops ‘ANTI’ LP After Leak

blame it on Meka January 27, 2016

Album surprises aren’t anything new at this point. Yet, after Beyoncé pulled a Harry Houdini and sneak-dropped her acclaimed self-titled fifth LP in 2013, everybody from Drake and Future to Struggle Rapper McGee and Humdinger have attempted to “shock” their fans with out-of-the-blue releases. It happens so much that now the very idea of album release dates is topsy-turvy.

Rihanna is no stranger to this. She has ben teasing her eighth studio album, ANTI, for over a year, releasing a variety of singles (“FourFiveSeconds,” “American Oxygen,” “B*tch Better Have My Money”) and its cover art. She has even announced a world tour in support of the album, which up until this point does not even have a concrete release date. While rumors – as well as quick-on-the-draw publications – have persisted surrounding said date, the only person who truly knows when Rihanna’s album will drop is, well, Rihanna.


With more gossip surrounding its release, the Bajan icon has now revealed her latest “surprise:” “Work,” featuring none other than Drake. A track aimed once again for the club scene, “Work” is produced by a litany of beatsmiths: Boi-1da, SEVNTHOMAS & Allen Ritter, and is inflected with Rihanna’s patois-reared background that has been utilized in songs such as “Rude Boy” and “Man Down.” With ANTI supposedly releasing before her world tour, this would be a proper way to set things off.


UPDATE: Looks like TIDAL George Bush’d the button and accidentally uploaded the entire album! It was taken down immediately but, since nothing dies on the internet, Rihanna was forced to officially release the LP.

01 “Consideration” f. SZA
02 “James Joint”
03 “Kiss It Better”
04 “Work” f. Drake
05 “Desperado”
06 “Woo”
07 “Needed Me”
08 “Yeah, I Said It”
09 “Same Ol’ Mistakes”
10 “Never Ending”
11 “Love on the Brain”
12 “Higher”
13 “Close to You”

New SZA is always welcomed around these parts. Head to TIDAL to stream.