The number one song for this week on iTunes was “What’s my name?” by Rihanna featuring Drake. Rihanna is one of the most popular music artists out there right now and she continues to produce number one hit after number one hit. The feature that she has on her song is Drake, a rapper that has just recently released his first album that made number one a few months back. This shows the intelligence Rihanna has when making a new song. She wants her song to be a hit so to help that cause she asks one of the most popular rappers to feature on it. This immediately attracts the eyes and ears of not only Rihanna fans but Drake fans as well. This song is about a boy that Rihanna is either interested in or involved with that is really making her fall.
“you got that something
that keeps me so off balance
baby you’re a challenge,
lets explore your talent”
She talks about if this boy can keep up with her and if this boy has what it takes because she really wants to be with him and this boy is really her type. Considering what has happened to her over the past year with Chris Brown physically abusing her and what not I think it is a really good sign to see her singing about a boy that she has a thing for and a strong liking towards. This shows that she is slowly but surely getting over the traumatic events of the Chris Brown incident and moving on to bigger and better things.
It takes a really strong woman to be able to come back from such a traumatizing moment like that in her life. Not many people, if any, can envision the person they love striking them so many times in the face that they become unrecognizable, however that’s what happened to Rihanna and she has risen above it. She made it a mission to forget about Chris Brown and everything that he has done to her, whether it is good or bad, and move on with her life. Not too long after the incident, Rihanna’s overall music was very “hard” and powerful. She wanted to portray through her music how was not going to let this effect her and how she wouldn’t let her stop her from doing what she wants to do in life. Of course, she got enormous amounts of respect all throughout the nation after the incident and that only made her stronger. She is a great role model for all women out there and especially for women that have been physically abused in passed relationships. She illustrates a great way to overcome such obstacles and how to endure the emotional and physical pain in a relationship.
Overall, this song can easily relate to any college student that sees a male or female that they are interested in and want to get to know. It happens in almost every day; two people catch one another staring and instantly an attraction arises. In this song Rihanna is talking about how she is into this boy but is still a little skeptical by asking, “What’s my name?” but she still knows the attraction is there. In college, especially at Michigan State University, you see a different face every single day so you never truly know when an attraction will occur. By Rihanna relating so well to college kids it ultimately makes her music more popular and more well liked, because who would not like a song that they can relate so well to?