Song: Run This Town (feat. Rihanna & Kanye West) – Run This Town (feat. Rihanna & Kanye West) – Single
Artist: JAY Z Featuring Rihanna and Kanye West
Here is one off the request line from reader Pow Pow, who wants to know the song in the new super dramatic Battlefield 4 commercial. (Seriously, that is some Grey’s Anatomy level dialogue right there.) And even though the instantly recognizable voice of mega huge star Rihanna could make it seem like this would be an easy song to find, it still might be a little tricky to track down if you don’t realize that Run This Town is technically a Jay-Z song that only features the salacious singer.
Run This Town is a 2009 collaboration between Jay, Rih, and some guy named Kanye West, whom you may or may not have heard of. It also won the Grammy for Best Rap Song and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. Which are apparently two separate awards, because the Grammys are confusing. After the success of this track, all three artist faded into obscurity, never to be heard from again…on opposite day.
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Life’s a game but it’s not fair
I break the rules so I don’t care
So I keep doing my own thing
Victory’s within the mile
Almost there, don’t give up now
Only thing that’s on my mind
Is who’s gonna run this town tonight
We gonna run this town