Grade = A
“Rude Boy” takes Rihanna back to her dancehall roots (remember “Pon De Replay”?) but flips the formula a bit. “Rude Boy” is a catchy dance pop/reggae record with a sexy coating of Ri-Ri the bad girl.
Written by Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Ester Dean, Makeba Riddik, Rob Swire, & Rihanna.
Produced by Stargate & Rob Swire.
Rihanna used to just be an attractive artist whose music I loved, but now she creeps into my fantasies. She looks sinfully delicious in the retro-tastic “Rude Boy” music video.