Tricky Stewart: Rihanna Single Is a ‘Monster’

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Rihanna’s new music is so top secret that even Tricky Stewart doesn’t know if he will have the album’s first single. The hitman behind “Umbrella” spoke exclusively with Rap-Up.com again to reveal the monstrous results of his recording sessions with the superstar.

RAP-UP: Rihanna’s fourth album has a release date of November 23.
TRICKY: Yes, yes.

RAP-UP: Last time we spoke, you hadn’t yet recorded with her. What became of your studio sessions?
TRICKY: I can’t talk about what happened, but it’s really good for me [laughs]. We delivered a very, very big record, but I can’t say what the name of it is or anything, just for the simple fact that it’s actually top secret. It’s definitely going to be a single. It’s either going to be the first or the second single. I do know that.

RAP-UP: So you produced the new song and The-Dream wrote it. Is anyone featured on it?
TRICKY: Yes. I can say it’s a rapper. I’m not gonna say who [laughs].

RAP-UP: Is the track uptempo?
TRICKY: Yes, it’s uptempo. It’s a club banger and it’s edgy.

RAP-UP: Would you say it’s bigger than “Umbrella”?
TRICKY: No, it’s different. It’s a superstar taking a step in a totally different direction. This album is different than her past works.

RAP-UP: How so?
TRICKY: It’s just an artist at work. This is Rihanna coming into her own and going from being a girl that has been singing big, huge hit records, and the artist is awake and alive and moving on this project. She knows exactly what she wants to say, she knows how she wants to feel. It was an amazing experience working with her and just really getting into her headspace of what she wanted to do.

RAP-UP: When will we be able to hear the first single?
TRICKY: Everything’s about to happen really fast, so it’s not gonna be long. It’s gonna be here in the next couple days.

RAP-UP: How many songs did you record with her?
TRICKY: Right now, it’s just the one, but it’s a monster song. And really when it’s all said and done, all we had was “Umbrella” on the last one, so if it’s like that, I’m cool with that. [Editor's note: Tricky and The-Dream also produced "Breakin' Dishes" off Good Girl Gone Bad.]

RAP-UP: Was it different working with her this time versus last time?
TRICKY: Yeah, it’s always different because once everyone gets bigger, it’s even harder just to get everybody in the room. We ended up going over to Paris and working over there, coming to New York—it’s been a lot of flying around for one song.

RAP-UP: What else can you tell us?
TRICKY: Her album is crazy and she’s really just stepped up her game as an artist—not stepped up, but there’s an artist at work.

RAP-UP: Do you know who else she collaborated with on the project?
TRICKY: I know she wrote some songs with Ne-Yo. Ne-Yo has some great songs on there. She’s even being secretive with the music of the other producers too.

RAP-UP: Is she writing anything herself?
TRICKY: I really don’t know. I think she probably did write on some of these songs. She’s definitely lending her leadership.

RAP-UP: Everyone knows Rihanna for her fearless fashion. Is that going to translate into her music?
TRICKY: Yeah, definitely. I could say that. The attitude of the fashion and the attitude of the music—that’s what she’s into. It’s gonna be a complete vision.

–Devin Lazerine

The first single from Rihanna’s fourth album will premiere on Tuesday, October 20, at 11:23 a.m. EST. Rap-Up.com will have it as soon as it debuts.

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63 Comments

  1. RIHANNA 4 LYF

    YEAAHHHH!!! RIRI TOP DA CHARTS XX
    BIGGEST FAN

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  2. RMBMusicBlog

    omg i can’t wait!!! lol i wish we had a title so i could say it like i do other albums! grrr!!! haha
    ill just say…

    THE WAIT IS OVA 09′!!!!!

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  3. ririfan

    can’t wait OOOMMMGGGG

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  4. mitch

    WOOOOP
    IM SOOO EXCITED FOR THIS SINGLE AND ALBUM :)

    AAAAAND TO rihanna 4 lyf
    I AM RIHANNAS BIGGEST FAN!

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  5. LOL

    Lol at 11.23.am that is a very precise time.

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    anonymous Reply:

    @LOL, her ablum comes out november 23 – 11/23 which means 11:23 am

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  6. dr

    OMG FASHION N MUSIC WHAT? I THINK IMMA HAVE TO BUY THIS CANT WAITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. rihanna fan 4 lyf

    @mitch LOOOOL LETS JUS SAY WE BOTH ARE..

    RIRI IS DA FUTURE..

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  8. vizionwarp

    yassssssssssssssssssssss cant FUCKIN wait

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  9. vizionwarp

    AHHHH Cant Wait!!!!

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  10. AnaLovesRihanna

    DAMN I CANT WAIT this interviews make me more and more excited :) I love you riri <3

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  11. Prophet

    Drake Is On The Single.
    Very Uptempo/Club Material.
    Different On Rihanna’s Side,
    But She’s Always Different.
    She’ll Do Ok. Much Better Than “Transform Ya”

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    Isis Reply:

    @Prophet, That’s a matter of opinion dear. Others may not agree…but we know opinions are like a**holes everybody has one…lol. Let’s try not to pit these two against each other…they have BOTH been through enuf.

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    Prophet Reply:

    @Isis, Absolutely. They Both Have Been Through Enough. I Wish Them Both Success. I Just Think Chris Took The “Safe” Route With His Track, Having Wayne On It And All.
    (Crawl On The Other Hand Is An Amazing Song)
    BUT Rih Is Doing The Same, Drake Is The “It” Guy Right Now. Its An OK Song, It’ll Grow On Us, Kinda Like Umbrella. But It Wont Be That Big. Lol

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    SaveTHEQueen Reply:

    @Prophet, what was the point of even bringing Chris into this? O.o Smh.

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  12. D

    I CNT WAIT FOR DIS SONG!!!!!!! I CAN’T WAIT THIS ALBUM!!!

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  13. goodgirlstaysgood

    omg!!!!!!!!!!! cant wait! hell yeah!

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  14. Isis

    Rihanna could release a song where she is just humming and it will fly off the shelves at this point cuz she’s a “victim” and everyone wants a “victim” to triumph. I think she’s okay as an artist but honestly if it weren’t for the the whole “incident” we wouldn’t be talking about her right now. Just being honest. Good luck to her on her new CD not that she needs it. All the womens rights groups etc will make sure it is a great success.

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    RMBMusicBlog Reply:

    @Isis, not true at all, we loved rihanna wayyyy before the incident, i stopped caring bout the incident months ago but I still love rih and will continue to…so there goes ur point

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  15. hautmess

    i have a feeling this will be HUGE! i’m really excited.. this is how you be an artist. take control of your shit.

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  16. baby

    11.23 is the time the single releases …… 11.23.09 is the date the album releases. They just being cute.

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  17. 100% Nikehead

    Ok its obvious who the rapper on the song is gonna be. cough cough drizzy cough cough cough. who else is it gonna be lol

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  18. Kyle

    Rihanna is going to do very well, no doubt. I personally believe she is a bit overhyped, but I really can’t knock her hustle. She’ll probably get multiple #1′s and her album will sell like crazy especially since this is the holiday season and her album will probably be on the top of every young girl/boys Christmas list.

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  19. Kyle

    Oh and Rap-Up, you’re the first with everything regarding Rihanna’s album news. You guys really got an “in” with Tricky reporting everything back to the site. I was reading an article on MTV.com and Rap-Up was their source in the article. Congrats!

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    RMBMusicBlog Reply:

    @Kyle, thats because rap-up is that ish :) love you guys!

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    CarlosCatastrophe Reply:

    @RMBMusicBlog, The song is called “The Wait is Ova’.” I am NOT satisfied.

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  20. Yeah

    So I’m thinking that he was implying that the new single really has something to do with being “Top Secret” not just the fact that nobody knows anything about it. Looking at the video pictures, it has a detective looking theme…

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  21. Rap-Up

    Thanks for the support. We work hard to get you guys exclusives whenever we can.

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    l Reply:

    @Rap-Up,
    Rap up has become the number 1 exclusive blog!lol
    And there is always positive energy even though I dont always agree with some posts!
    thank u!

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  22. Ankka

    if she would also be talented how amazing would that be?? just a pretty face is not enough….
    stage presence= NO ; song writing= NO; voice= NO
    her luck is that she somehow manages to find the right producers 4 her songs; + what’s up with the pirate image?? that’s stupid….

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    l Reply:

    @Ankka,
    lol I cosign

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    what? Reply:

    @l, but she has done more with her life than the 2 of you!!!

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    Dham Reply:

    @what?,
    Exactly. haters gon’ hate.

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  23. i love beyonce

    im not the biggest rihanna fan but she is cool and i cant wait to see what she brings this time i jus thnk she is sexy cuz of the accent but i thnk she will do better than chris brown but she really needs to step her game up like seriously…

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  24. Julien

    Rihanna’s new single will be the ishh :D

    Still can’t believe it’s in a few hours!!

    @Rap-Up did you get some news on Ciara’s album??

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  25. j

    CANT WAIT <3

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  26. Jay2009

    that shit better B good ! cause big talks dont sale and producers love to get people excited for nothing. we’ll see on tuesday

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  27. Ali Adnan Dawood

    Woooooooooow can’t wait……she’ll earthqueck the charts in the world!!!

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  28. Airon-http://the-upgrade.blogspot.com/

    Only a few days away! For the single anyway.

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  29. Lebo(CaribbeanBoi)

    her album is called Dark Angel ..

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  30. 10 is ciaras

    Dats ok, i just hope tricky stewart and the dream gave ciara good songs for her album. I hope they’re better than rihannas, which they probably will be in my mind.

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  31. j_r0k

    I agree with “10 is ciaras” . Im sooo excited to see what kinda music CiCi & Tricky & Dream did cuzz “Like A Surgeon” & “Lover’s Thing” is AMAZiNG !! They really know how to take CiCi to the next level !!

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  33. Dillon_68

    Even though I started buying Rihanna albums starting with A Girl Like Me, Good Girl Gone Bad set a whole new level for Rihanna. I am highly anticipating this new attempt from her! If it wasn’t for her, my favorite artist The-Dream may never have had a major breakthrough, as a producer, writer, or artist.

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  34. 10 is ciaras

    oh good for rihanna, nice to hear about upcoming albums. Why doesn’t rap-up hav stuff like this for every album. It would make the website even better.

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  35. Unknown

    J’suis presque sûr qu’on va encore se taper du Drake en featuring pour son premier single.

    [Reply]

  36. baksoul

    i smell the flop ,flop ,flop,flop,flop

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  37. joe

    another overrated lil’ singer passing for “a global superstar”… no she ain’t!!

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    Baron Reply:

    @joe, Good Girl Gone Bad is 2007′s highest selling album worldwide. 7.5 million copies were sold, with only about 2.5m of them sold in the States. If that’s not global superstardom, I don’t know what is.

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  38. Glee

    RIRI YOU RULE<3
    YOU GONNA SLAY

    THE TIME IS NOW AND NOW THE WAIT IS OVA

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  39. bitch please (KR)

    Humble and sweet in her Carribean roots, now destroyed by an image of a prostitute. Rihannas voice= Lack luster, dead corny. Any writing credits? No, because the music doesn’t come from within, everything is an image and a dollar. That’s what’s wrong with the industry today, they’re blowing up bitches like Rihanna as if she’s Whitney or Celine. Stage Performance= I wouldn’t spend a dime to see her perform because in this recission you can’t afford to waste money on garbage; limewire will be great for those singles she put out and the only reason I will download those is because the producers go hard for this island coon. She can’t even compete with her rivals Beyonce & Ciara (the woman that’s gonna have it on smash 2010). Thank god for expensive clothes cuz her voice is there with the cassie’s and Keri’s of the game, lol!

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    tell'em Reply:

    @bitch please (KR), I know you didn’t bring up Ciara like she relevant. Good Girl Gone Bad sold more than all of C-error’s albums combined and though Rihanna ain’t the greatest singer she can sing Ciara’s whisper-self under a bus. I’d rather go to a concert where the mic is actually plugged in than watch some bootleg Janet choreography… Now go sit down somewhere.

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    The song is called “The Wait Is Ova’.” I must say I am VERY disappointed. I expected a BIG MONSTEROUS club banger. It sounds sort of mid-tempo.

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    Man, Rihanna should just release this one too! I wanna hear it!

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