Is Rihanna’s ‘Anti’ Anti Rihanna?

Alley Olivier dives into Rihanna's latest album, 'Anti.'

Rihanna’s Anti can be described in one, monosyllable word: growth. However, this is no monosyllable project featuring a range of styles, vocal ability, and damn good Rih Rih feeling.

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The wait was well warranted considering this project gives me anti Rihanna chills in a good way. A way that pinpoints where she is in her career. She is not the “Pon De Replay” Rihanna we met back in 2003 but she hasn’t abandoned her initial sound, cue track four featuring one of the only two guest features, ex-flame Drake, on “Work.” While Rolling Stone is miscategorizing the instrumental as “tropical house,” we all know that is a nod to those Bajan roots Rihanna never strays from.

She has hardly strayed from topics of love, of turn up, of her beloved Mary Jane, but Anti takes the same Rihanna we’ve seen and lusted and loved and transforms her into a musical beast.

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About Alley Olivier (84 Articles)
Alley Olivier is a Brooklyn woman wearing many literal and figurative hats – snapback, bucket, and fedora if she feels like it. The short-haired founder and CEO of ButtahMedia, Alley operates as the Managing Editor for BrooklynButtah.com; churning out insightful interviews, balancing her opinions on all things pop culture, and ensuring entrepreneurs find useful information that is without the scientific jargon. When she isn’t consumed by everything Buttah, find her pen flexing on Ebony.com, xoNecole.com, and Caribbean Life Newspaper. Follow her everywhere @All3Y_B.

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