"Talk That Talk" is a song recorded by Barbadian singer Rihanna for her
2011 studio album of the same name. It features a rap verse by Jay-Z,
who had previously collaborated with her on "Umbrella" in 2007 and "Run
This Town" in 2009. A hip hop song with R&B; beats, rough drums and
unrefined synths, it was written by Jay-Z, Ester Dean, The Notorious
B.I.G., Buckwild, Sean Combs, and Chucky Thompson together with the
Norwegian production duo StarGate. Def Jam Recordings serviced the track
to urban radio in the United States on January 17, 2012. The single was
nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 2013
ceremony. It reached number 31 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 25
on the UK Singles Chart, and made top ten lists in Israel, Norway, and
South Korea. Over one million copies were downloaded in the US. Rihanna
performed the song on The Jonathan Ross Show and Saturday Night Live,
and included it on set lists on tour with Eminem.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk_That_Talk_%28Rihanna_song%29>
Today's selected anniversaries:
Lorrin A. Thurston, along with the Citizens' Committee of
Public Safety led the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii and the
government of Queen Liliʻuokalani.
Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who had saved thousands of
Jews from the Holocaust, was taken into Soviet custody while in Hungary,
and was never publicly seen again.
Former Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba was murdered in
circumstances suggesting the support and complicity of the governments
of Belgium and the United States.
Patrick Purdy opened fire in an elementary school in Stockton,
California, killing 5 and at wounding 32 others.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
snatch and run:
An unsophisticated method of committing robbery by grabbing someone's
property and attempting to flee with it.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
If your family doesn't have much money, I want you to remember
that in this country, plenty of folks, including me and my husband —
we started out with very little. But with a lot of hard work and a good
education, anything is possible — even becoming President. That's what
the American Dream is all about. If you are a person of faith, know
that religious diversity is a great American tradition, too. In fact,
that's why people first came to this country — to worship freely. And
whether you are Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Sikh — these
religions are teaching our young people about justice, and compassion,
and honesty. So I want our young people to continue to learn and
practice those values with pride. You see, our glorious diversity —
our diversities of faiths and colors and creeds — that is not a threat
to who we are, it makes us who we are.