Album: Rated R
Producer: Tricky Stewart, The-Dream

A pop star of Rihanna's magnitude can't and won't bounce back from controversy looking vulnerable. After a rough year, Rihanna re-emerged with a darker image and an impenetrable exterior. To stress the point, she hooked up with Young Jeezy for "Hard." His tough attitude gave RiRi's new mantra all the street cred it needed.