The liner notes on “R.I.P.” are basically a who’s who in the hip-hop game right now — the record was written by Drake and co-produced by Dubstep superstars Chase & Status and pop production duo Stargate. Oh, and it also features the reigning king of U.K. hip-hop, Tinie Tempah. Girl’s already rolling deep.
Set to a synth-laden club track, Rita proves why Jay-Z signed her and basically sings the hell outta this song. Her vocals are lush and sultry as she takes a stand against her current man piece’s ex-chick, telling her to step the eff back: “R.I.P. to the girl you used to see/ Her days are over/ Baby, she’s over/ I decided to give you all of me/ Baby, come closer/ Baby, come closer.” You get yours, gurl.
Listen to Rita Ora’s “R.I.P” after the jump!
Tempah goes in next and in his beyond adorable bad-ass British accent, Tinie confidently rhymes about how easy it is for him to rock any chick’s world (tell us something we don’t already know): “I’ll make you call me daddy/ Even though you ain’t my daughter/ Baby, I ain’t talking books/ When I say that I can take you across the border.” With two hot tracks already under her belt, we’re pretty confident Rita’s about to blow. And if for some reason that doesn’t happen, she can call her friend Jay-Z and he’ll make it all better.
+ Listen to Rita Ora featuring Tinie Tempah, “R.I.P.”