Rihanna’s Handlers Still Trying To Turn “Umbrella” Into The Ultimate Mash-Up Fodder

noah | February 20, 2008 10:15 am
Tonight’s Brit Awards didn’t just serve as the latest stop on Amy Winehouse’s during-rehab Rehab Tour: the ceremony also had a segment where Rihanna interpolated “Umbrella” with the Klaxons’ “Golden Skans,” the latest incidence of her formerly ubiquitous hit being smooshed together with a song from a different genre/era. But did melding the track with the “Shattered Dreams” soundalike really work? I’m unsure, although I should note that said uneasiness didn’t really hit me until “Golden Skans”‘ “ooh-ooh-oohs” kicked in–and I’m pretty sure Ri-Ri’s somewhat challenged enunciation didn’t help my overall perception much. For comparison’s sake, the version Rihanna performed with the Time last week at the Grammys is after the jump.

Rihanna & The Time [DailyMotion] The Klaxons and Rihanna sing live at The Brits 2008 [YouTube]