Rihanna Samples the xx, Collabs With Jay-Z On ‘Talk That Talk’

    After revealing the Talk That Talk track listing and cover art yesterday, Rihanna’s back with some more news surrounding her upcoming (and sixth) album. Apparently one of the record’s tracks, “Drunk on Love,” samples the xx’s “Intro.”

    The reason this is particularly interesting — aside from the British band getting more mainstream love — is the fact RiRi appears on another track that samples the work of the xx’s main man, Jamie Smith. As you might have heard, she guests on the title-track on Drake’s Take Care that heavily samples Smith and Gil Scott-Heron’s “I’ll Take Care of U.” 

    You can stream a snippet of “Drunk on Love” along with the Jay-Z-featured “Talk That Talk” below via 2DBZ and PopJustice. It sucks we only have about 30 seconds of each, but hopefully the full songs will hit the web soon. The album is due out Nov. 21.

    “Talk That Talk” F. Jay-Z

    “Drunk On Love”