Hard" is a song performed by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna. The song features American rapper Jeezy. It is the second single released in the United States and fourth single in United Kingdom from her fourth studio album Rated R. It first impacted U.S. rhythmic and urban radio on November 10, 2009, and mainstream radio on November 23, 2009. It was released in August 2010 in UK as the fourth single. was written by Terius "The-Dream" Nash, Rihanna, and Jeezy, and produced by The-Dream and Christopher "Tricky" Stewart.Keep up with Rihanna here on Muzu!
Rihanna official music video for the song ‘Hard’. ‘Hard’ is a song performed by Rihanna. The song features American rapper Jeezy and is the second single released in the United States and fourth single in United Kingdom from her fourth studio album ‘Rated R’ (2009). ‘Hard’ features elements of hip-hop, synth, pop, and a healthy mixture of rap for good measure in its musical make-up. The single further features American Rap Artist Jeezy, and was received well within the industry where it showcases Rihanna's sultry, golden, but sullen vocal. The music video for "Hard" was directed by Melina Matsoukas, and was filmed in December 2009 in Los Angeles. It was the first video Matsoukas directed for Rihanna; Matsoukas directed the videos for "Rude Boy" and "Rockstar 101". Before the premiere of the video, Rihanna told Kyle Anderson of MTV News: "It's couture-military. Everything is surrounded by the whole idea of something military. We have tanks, we have troops, we've got helicopters, we've got explosions ...Tight gear, lots of cute outfits, lots of bullets. Crazy." Rihanna references Beyoncé, Madonna and Whitney Houston as major influences on her sound along with diverse influences such as Bob Marley, Destiny’s Child and Alicia Keys. Rihanna's previous album Good Girl Gone Bad (2007) was a commercial success and received generally favourable reviews from critics. She has collaborated with artists of all different styles including Guns N Roses guitarist Slash, Jay-Z, Young Jeezy, Ne-Yo, Sean Paul, Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown, Fall Out Boy and even Elton John.