May 14, 2015


Diplo Gives Rihanna's "Bitch Better Have My Money" a Whole New Vibe

Ignore the wacky Microsoft Paint cover art: Diplo and Grandtheft's new remix of Rihanna's crushing "Bitch Better Have My Money" is worth it. Like DJ Mustard's spin on Rih and Kanye and Paul McCartney's "FourFiveSeconds," this one feels like a perfect summertime companion piece to an already essential summer song.

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The new version lifts the lead jacket of Rihanna's heavy-as-hell original and props it up with a big collection of little sounds. Perking things up are claps, bells and subway-busker-style percussion. We've also got some ominous, light-touch synths that feel like what Kanye did to Lorde's "Yellow Flicker Beat."

Diplo side project Major Lazer has Peace Is the Mission coming June 1; it'll feature Pusha TGwen Stefani2 ChainzAriana Grande and DJ Snake, among others. Rih's upcoming eighth album is, of course, still mostly a mystery.