Artist: T.I. feat. Rihanna Track: "Live Your Life" Album: Paper Trail Listen
This is the second single I've loved from the T.I.'s third release, the last one we can expect for a while due to the Atlanta rapper's problems with the law. Being a huge fan of T.I.'s cluttered, electronic hip-hop work -- and Rihanna's beautiful, yet eerily distressed vocals -- it's no surprise this song clicks for me. It's a perfect combination of those two styles, which are intertwined yet distinct.
All apologies to coworkers who have heard this tune streaming, in annoyingly diluted fashion, from my headphones without pause.