Song Review: A Grammy? Rihanna deserves an Academy Award for ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’

To me, ‘Scream’ is a masterpiece on every level –
the performances, the humor, the tone –
it’s just flawless.
– Marley Shelton

Updated to include Official Video on  7/3/2015, 
However, the visual concept, nearly renders the ‘song’ review pointless. 


There is good. There is great. And then there is Rihanna.

Underground visual, recording & written-word artists, that venture into The Neighborhood often hear me say, that not only as artists are we controlled by the vast endlessness of our imagination, but we must learn to think big and not just perfect, but master our crafts.To deliver the type of performance that stretch the limits of current definitions of greatness; it is our responsibility to provoke thought and harness change, but as artists…. we are here to entertain.

Rihanna delivers a clinic in the performance genre of the recording arts; with her latest single Bitch Better Have My Money. At her level of superstardom, finding original, hard-hitting beats is not at all difficult of a feat. The type of money that changes hands, allows stars like Taylor Swift, Beyonce and the like to maintain a stranglehold on the pick of the litter. But a masterpiece beat could swallow even the most profound entertainer whole, if they cannot raise their game and remain the focus of their creation.

Rihanna delivers on every conceivable level. She breaks new ground in the powerful feminist movement, by conquering of the expression bitch better have my money which has always been spoken of a man to a woman in the most condescending of ways. The inflection in her tones, the strength of her voice, the beauty of her delivery and the danger found behind nearly every single line, create a visual so real, that the first time I heard this song, i thought she was talking to me.

In a relatively short career, Rihanna has put together a dazzling collection of songs, producing one smash hit after another and it appears, she has yet to peak.

Bitch Better Have My Money by Rihanna gets our vote for Best Actress at the Academy Awards.

– a song review by thepublicblogger

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12 comments

  1. Hmmm interesting analysis. I never looked at this song from the angle your prescribing, cool nonetheless. I’ve never interpret her music feminist scores, but eh, I see the point your making.

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    • The Neighborhood is built for the underground artists, so I do not often review pop culture, so when i do it is typically in a “see-how-its-done” fashion, like this one. Thank you for adding your voice and receiving my words as they are intended. Welcome to The Neighborhood.

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