NEW MUSIC: Rihanna – Sledgehammer


After Rihanna failed to impress me with her latest album, Anti, I have been waiting for something else from her to restore my faith in her. She has been teasing this for a couple of days now, and we finally get the release of “Sledgehammer” which is part of the soundtrack of the new Star Trek movie.

This track isn’t great, but it is definitely a lot better than anything on her album. After her previous Mike Will Made-It track, “Nothing is Promised“, and now we have this, I am slowly becoming a Rihanna fan once again.

“Sledgehammer” shows off the powerfully unique vocals while belting over a slow building anthem track. I’m not sure what kind of impact this will have on the movie, but I have to say that I am loving this track for her.

She seems to be every where after the release of her album, probably to make up for keeping us waiting for that long and then being significantly underwhelming.

Take a listen to “Sledgehammer” below via Spotify.

NEW MUSIC: Mike Will Made It -Nothing is Promised [Ft. Rihanna]


I’m not sure if anyone else heard that 30 second snippet on Rihanna’s Instagram from what feels like years ago teasing new music. Well, now that Anti is out and a complete flop, we finally have a banger that should have been included on her album to give it that Rihanna swag that we all love.

This is where Rihanna has been shining more recently, this track is giving her something different and standing out that no one is really doing right now. Granted, after letting some tracks set in, my mind has changed since the initial release of Anti. My stance on the album has a whole has not.

Enough about the album, I’m glad this track has finally surfaced because it gives us a reminder of that Rihanna flow that we love.