New Music: Rita Ora – ‘Roc the Life’

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Rita Ora unleashes the studio version of her new single “Roc the Life.” The empowering anthem, co-written and featuring vocals from The-Dream, will appear on her Roc Nation debut ORA, due August 27 in the U.K. (deluxe cover pictured).

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80 Comments

  1. james

    I would say it’s a nice single, but it’s nothing to be like ‘wow’ about.. you’ll get individuals comparing this bitch to rihanna cause its a rejection from her but who actually cares. Rita, needs to sort out what kind of sound she’s going with and she’s had nearly 4 years to develop so it’s fucked me off that she hasn’t thought about it.

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    Roman Zolanski Reply:

    @james, I prefer the live version than the studio version

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    KayeV Reply:

    @james, thats exactly what ive been saying . her music is all over the place , dunno what her direction is and she still comes off Rihanna-esque no matter what and peeps will keep on with the comparisons caus e it seems like thats wht shes trying to pull off . she doesnt stand out at all .

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    Realist : Navy-Nazi Reply:

    @KayeV, Rita is not going anywhere and is yet another waste of space. People are so delusional in their dislike for Rihanna that they’re actually throwing their support behind a tacky ass clone with dusty ass three and four year old Rihanna b-sides. Next.

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    KayeV Reply:

    @Realist : Navy-Nazi, totally !! that album cover juss spells out rihanna .. this roc the life track juss doesnt even make sense . even critics have given her tracks reviews and mentioned that she comes off to rihanna like

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  2. Yeah

    no

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    :) Reply:

    it’s so good :)

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    realist Reply:

    @:), not feeling it, corny lyrics and generic. she ain’t happening for me. next!

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    Christion Reply:

    @realist, rihanna stan.

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    hhhhhhaa please! Reply:

    @Christion, i’m not a rihanna stan and this is beyond mediocre

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  3. Roman Zolanski

    Omg ora is coming out in August 27 yayyyy

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    GURL Reply:

    @Roman Zolanski, out from where :/… the closet?

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    V Reply:

    @GURL, omg y u so funny 4?

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    love_lost Reply:

    @GURL, That’s what I want to know! LMBO!

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  4. beyness

    Nah…..next

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  5. BEEN A FAN

    HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Rihanna MUCH!!! SOUND EXACT LIKE HER SOUND

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  6. 2bad2bme

    She still some trash…im notfeeling none of her music…im sure she will be another tierra marie…no shade

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    Arister Reply:

    @2bad2bme, lol that was shade

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  7. Really

    this songs sucks…..sound like a rihanna left over

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    PopCritic Reply:

    @Really, exactly this is pure trash

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  8. Daniel

    Verses are great, chorus not so much. Pretty good song though. Hopefully Radioactive is better, as well as the album O.R.A.

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  9. coolio

    not feeling this, sorry. Never thought there would actually be anyone who sounds worse than Rihanna, but it’s happened

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    Ramon Reply:

    @coolio, You’re an idiot if you think she can’t sing. Rihanna tries “singing” live … that bitch sounds like Irene Cara on dope.

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    Hi Reply:

    @coolio, Na, everyones a better singer than rihanna.

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    #RihannaNAVi Reply:

    @coolio, @Ramon, @Hi,
    shut up kunts! If Rihanna couldn’t sing, she wouldn’t be a singer dumb-asses

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    love_lost Reply:

    @coolio, You dumb fucks Rihanna could sing! When did you start listening to her… when “umbrella” came out? She killed on “Take a bow” and “Hate that I love you” went hard. Go check out her Bob Marley tribute. It’s just that she went all pop like the rest of the bitches in the game. She is very talented. Get that money Ri-Ri!

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  10. Morgan

    YESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!

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    GURL Reply:

    @Morgan, no.

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    This Aint It Reply:

    @Morgan, Definately NO lmao

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  11. Sharp Tongue

    I’m sorry but when I close my eyes and listen I get Rihanna -___-.

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    Christion Reply:

    @Sharp Tongue,delusional rihanna stan.lol. Rita sounds like rihanna??????? Hahahahahaaa omg!!

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  12. Eric

    still trying to understand the “empowering” part

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    Arister Reply:

    @Eric, lol maybe its the “Roc” part … expanding his brand!

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  13. Baldaque

    Who is Rihanna!!!?

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    Marshella Reply:

    Rihanna is trash! Rita is amaziiiing!!!

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    #RihannaNAVi Reply:

    @Marshella, It’s the other way ’round you confused mongrel.

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  14. dee

    LOVEEEEEEE

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  15. Lisa

    Her music is not exciting to me, just alright. She can sing and she has the personality to go with it, but none of her releases have been top notch.

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  16. AAA

    ….it sound like every other pop /dance record…it’s nothing amazing , c’mon roc the life?…who thought of that title Selena Gomez, I’m sorry the girl can sing but she needs find her niche cuz this ain’t it..and she no matter what everyone gonna see her as Rihanna shadow

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  17. :)

    Yes, love it.

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  18. mindgames

    stupid ass haters need to GET LIVES!!!

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  19. meme

    this is too disappointing. her music is so horrible. You have an attractive girl, great personality, and has a voice….obvious superstar and they still cant get it together. sad.

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    Is this Life? Reply:

    @meme, I agree. I think that roc nation made the mistake of pushing her towards the pop market. They should of made her an R&B star first then cross her over to the pop world, cos she defo has the voice for R&B.
    Poor Rita, Roc Nation were to busy stealing her career and giving it to Rihanna

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  20. Christion

    Will rihanna stans stay out of Rita’s posts!!!!!!!!!!! Your goat queen is on a yacht,.can u join her!!! So threatened cause Rita looks better, sings,.better, and is a geniune personality. Not a new person with each album. Haters!!!!

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  21. rihanna

    I love the song , stfu u haters

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  22. celebfanboy10

    this sounds like breaking dishes by Rihanna…Rita is never going to be more than Rihanna’s shadow as long as she keeps copying her look & sound.

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  23. Ray

    women bickering back and forth about other women. you all sound like fucking hens cackling..

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  24. Cassidyboi

    ARE U SERIOUS ROC NATION HER MUSIC & LOOK IS TOO CLOSE TO RIHANNA …… ITS KINDA RUDE & DISS 2 RIHANNA WIT HER BEING ON THAT LABEL….. THEY DIRRTY MAYNE JAYZ A BEAST

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  25. yasss

    ok…the song is straight..not bad..BUT i feel like i’ve seen this all before. I’m getting Rihanna..same look and all..just with a much better voice.

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  26. BWExtreme

    LOVE IT!!!!!!

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  27. Yup

    I want to like so bad but that hook is so bad. That repetitive crap doesn’t work all the time Dream. He is such a formula writer.
    Verse>Hook

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  28. TRP

    I do not like copy cats. Her vocal delivery is so much of a copy of Rihanna that its kind of sickening.

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  29. Young Pereezy YMCMB

    Yeah! The song isn’t so bad but she should create her own style and stop copyin’ Riri.

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  30. g_s17

    i love the live version of this better; however, i definately enjoyed the guitar in the song. Rita is going to blow up even more once her album comes out. I can’t wait for Radioactive though, that seems like it’s going to be sick!

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  31. hendra

    ARE U SERIOUS ROC NATION HER MUSIC & LOOK IS TOO CLOSE TO RIHANNA …… ITS KINDA RUDE & DISS 2 RIHANNA WIT HER BEING ON THAT LABEL….. THEY DIRRTY MAYNE JAYZ A BEAST

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  32. hhhhhhaa please!

    if she wasn’t pretty would any buy her music, imagine she looked like…the tan mum, would you buy her shit? no because it’s wack

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  33. tony

    I don’t see the problem with having an artist similar to rihanna but with a better voice. Rita orta is cool with me.

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  34. billionaire

    Didn’t like from the first time i heard it!

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  35. Angela

    She does compare to Rihanna in some ways but she’s also different.They’re both under Jay-Z, so that’s another thing. She’s already big in the UK and is just trying to make her mark here in the US.

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  36. love_lost

    Great job Rihanna! That’s all I see and hear! Ri-Ri… I hope she has more to offer on this album.

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  37. This Aint It

    i cannot begin to express how boring this song is i mean wow smh. I dont like any of Rita Oras music. Aside from the fact that shes a pretty face the talent just doesnt seem to be there none of her songs get me hype there just meh.

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  38. Kilo

    It sounds like Rihanna cause its written by the-dream

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  39. Truth

    This song really really really sucks. Atleast Rihanna makes good music. I rarely hear a Rihanna song that i dont like. But this Rita Ora song is just horrible.

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  40. :)

    Who is she though?

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  41. Jordan Gabriel

    When a new artist come out, they have to be generic, to appeal to the wider audience possible. For now she is just Jay-Z new protege, and the comparisons to Rihanna (which are inevitable considering who she is signed to) is raising awareness around her. As time goes by, her brand messages will be more clear. I suspect she will be rock where Rihanna is pop, with that British touch Americans love so much these days. Bit grungy. I do like this song, it’s the first one I’m liking from her. She’s not on my radar really at the moment but I’m curious to see what’s coming next.

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    Ohemaa Reply:

    @Jordan Gabriel, Nice comment. I understand where you’re coming from! We’ll just have to wait and see. But as for the song, in my opinion, it’s just there.

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    SdotB Reply:

    @Jordan Gabriel, u hit it right on the mark…these people aren’t even giving her a chance, they’re comparing her to ri-ri already, like dayum…give her some time to shine a little bit….

    Most of ur favs have started out very basic to appeal to a wide crowd, a la Beyonce (DC), Ri Ri, CB, etc etc…as an artist they have to develop…so u have to give Rita some time to establish her artistry and then she’ll be able to develop and deliver a more distinct sound once her team knows what will really work for her, especially here in the “bi-polar US”

    I have faith that RocNation knows what they’re doing with Rita…just watch!!

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    Rihanna Reply:

    @SdotB, what artistry, making generic pop music..wonder what your definition of artistry is.

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  42. Scorpio

    Why does this post have this many comments this song fkn sucks lmaoooo

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  43. tooreal

    i actually like it the song is ok to listen too. i think what people dont understand is that Rita and Rihanna both use the same songwriters, producers, managers etc. and its not so much of rita not being able to find her stitch its just maybe this being her first album she dont have to much as a sayso as to what goes on her album she just has to shut up, sing the songs and make the money. think about it The-Dream write the same songs for Rita that he would write for Rihanna just like the songs he write for Beyonce he would give to Mariah Carey if they dont work out or vise versa…

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  44. ayee

    the live versions are better but still a hot song!

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  45. davyd69

    People trying to compare rita ora with rihanna ….. wow !! Rihanna is 1000 times better than rita ora

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  46. Rih-Ora

    I prefer the live version over this like everyone else, and the only thing I like about this album version is the guitars and how the beat drops and comes back every few beats. But besides all that even though everyone up here might be saying oh this sucks or that she sounds like Rihanna. Roc Nation obviously conquered their goal by getting HYPE around Rita because all of you guys came to give it a listen, weather you enjoyed it or not.

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    Christion Reply:

    @Rih-Ora, ding ding ding. We have a winner. Haters give great PROMO. Hahahahaha buy Roc the life

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  47. Kyle

    The song’s not too bad but I agree with everyone else, there really isn’t too much about her that sticks out. I am curious to hear what the rest of her debut album will sound like. “How We Do (Party)” and “R.I.P.” didn’t really do too much for me either. I like her album cover!

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  48. Jay85

    ITS CLEAR THAT THE DREAM PRODUCED THIS SINGLE. I’VE BEEN HEARING SO MUCH HOOPLA ABOUT THIS GIRL…THAT HER VOICE IS AMAZING AND EVERYTHING ABOUT HER IS HOT. NOW I CAN SAY SHE DOES HAVE A QUALITY VOICE, SHES CUTE, BUT SHES NOT APPEALING TO ME. I SAW COMMENTS ABOVE ABOUT HER SOUND AND THE DIRECTION OF HER MUSIC AND I DONT KNOW WHAT SHES TRYING TO DO. ALL I SEE IS HER COVERING OTHER PPL’S SONGS AND SHE HAS THAT “HOW WE DO (PARTY)” SINGLE WHICH IN MY OPINION DOESNT STAND OUT, I WANTED TO LIKE IT BUT….I HOPE THINGS WORK OUT FOR HER.

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  49. Nick

    Am I the only one that thinks this girl is nothing special, she’s unoriginal, and all this hype for her is stupid? I don’t like her, and I mean I can see her being something if she stops with this radio/idk what to do sound she has. If she finds her sound, she can probably be successful, but when people say “How We Do” is an epic song makes me laugh.

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  50. YSa Dwanne Oliune

    This is an Awsome song I’ve heard this song before And HER fans Love it.

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  51. sabrina

    RocNation needs to share some of her promo with the other artists on the label. Got damn that girl went from 0 to 100 in what six months? All hype.

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  52. Matt

    OK LETS GET THIS STRAIGHT. The difference between RITA and Rhianna is:

    Rhianna can’t sing and has gotten lucky with song selections and is a factory machine like Britney Spears.

    Rita CAN sing and has style. She is a true Artist.

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