19 of Rihanna’s Best Hip-Hop Collaborations Over the Years
Rihanna is one of pop music's biggest powerhouses. The bad gyal is sexy, exotic, personable and talented. With more than 10 years in the music industry and a career fostered under the wing of Jay Z, RiRi has turned her star power into a music, film and fashion empire.
Over the years, the Roc Nation signee has dropped eight albums and switched up her style on every new body of work she's released. But although she's gone from an innocent, sun-kissed island sweetheart to gothic-inspired bad ass, one common thread remaining in her music is a dope dose of hip-hop influence. Rihanna has worked with some of rap's biggest names, from Jay Z and Kanye West to Drake and Future. In the process, she's made herself a hot commodity as a feature artist. As a hip-hop fan, you can't listen to a major rap album within the last five years without hearing a snippet of her signature mezzo-soprano voice.
Rihanna and Future have linked up twice on wax. The first time was on "Loveeee Song," a platinum-selling hit on RiRi's 2013 album, Unapologetic. The second time was this past month when Fenty returned the favor to Fewtch for his HNDRXX album. The two got together on the project's lead single, "Selfish", which is currently climbing the charts at No. 66 on the Billboard Hot 100. In honor of this amazing Future/Rihanna reconnection, check out some of her hip-hop cameos over the years. Here are 18 of Rihanna's best hip-hop collaborations.