"I'm super inspired by reggae music," said Rihanna when she first released her latest album, Loud. "I grew up loving it. I live that culture. I never get tired of it. I can listen to reggae music all day long, and it was exciting for me to do a song like this."
The song she's speaking about is "Man Down," a bubbling reggae-style selection that tells the tale of a lover's quarrel gone awry. "What started as a little altercation turned into a real sticky situation," she sings on the song, which she co-wrote with her long-time friend and collaborator Shontelle.
Rihanna traveled to Jamaica to shoot the video for the reggae track, which has been getting spins on urban radio even before being released as an official single. The video premieres tonight on 106 & Park. Let's see what happens when the Livest Audience gets to check out "Man Down." Tune in tonight 6P/5C to judge for yourself.