HEAR THIS: Rihanna “Man Down”

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“My favorite artists are all reggae artists,” Rihanna recently told MTV News, and on her latest cut “Man Down” the Barbados-born singer is “embracing her island roots”—by letting off some lyrical shots! You thought “Rude Boy” was rough? When she sings “What started out as a simple altercation turned into a real sticky situation,” we can’t help wondering if she’s thinking about one night with Breezy? As if to say, I got your Deuces right here!

“I’m super inspired by reggae music,” says the Bajan bombshell. “[It’s] been a part of me since I was born, and I grew up listening to it. I grew up loving it… I live that culture. I never get tired of it. I can listen to reggae music all day long, and it was exciting for me to do a song like this, especially with the lyrics being like that.”

“I am a criminal” she sings over the light and bubbly riddim track, asking the judge “please give me minimal.” Squeeze off…


23 Responses

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  2. love the song and i am a trini and i like reggae and i am 8!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Yardii x says:

    As I am from the caribean myself, I listen to reggae quite a lot and I think she naileddd this tune.. it is soo good! BigUp RhiRhii 🙂

  4. Rihanna Fan says:

    Love the song – brings some more variety to her music. Reggea 4 life!

  5. Maurice says:

    I love reggae and my daughter loves rihanna. With this song both worlds just fall into place. Love this song.

  6. angel m says:

    I love rhianna keep it up

  7. Jordan says:

    Love this song. I wish she would do a whole reggae album!

  8. Ronald says:

    Love this hot Caribbean beat. Makes me proud to be from this amazing region.

  9. gc says:

    who sings the orginal one?

  10. oma says:

    i wuz neva rilli n 2 vis raggae fingy buht wiv ‘man down’ am gona start listenin 2 raggae

  11. i really like this song i think it blow s&m out of the water and she sound good and it bring out her accent…. she sound really good

  12. justice says:

    woooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwww im loooooooooooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvin dis nsong

  13. justice says:

    its da shit

  14. khalil says:

    this song is awsome and rihanna is so sexy hit me up mame chains and whips exite me 2!!!

  15. […] song she’s speaking about is “Man Down,” a bubbling reggae-style selection that tells the tale of a lover’s quarrel gone awry. “What started as a little […]

  16. sasha says:

    i love the song n people who dont get a life cuz the song is called MAN DOWN what u think it would be about. i mean its life. n parents r over reacting. i know u wanna protect ur kids but hears a smart idea… dont let them listen!!!!

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  18. Cynthia says:

    Man Down is a Remake… Rihanna did an excellent job of bringing it into the new milennium.

  19. Shaniqua says:

    i <3 this song.. it shows the controversy the the world trys to hide. She did an excellent job. And the song and beat flows with her voice so well.

  20. lola says:

    @ Cynthia,

    Can you tell me who sang the original version of Man down because i know Rihanna didn’t wrote this song..
    I wanna hear the original version…but like you said.. Rihanna did a good job!

  21. admin says:

    Cynthia / Lola… According to our sources “Man Down” was written by Rihanna and her longtime friend / writing partner Shontelle. If you know of an earlier version of the tune, please let us know too.

  22. andi6ty says:

    didn’t UB40 do the original of this song?. I am sure it was UB40.

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