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Meet The Writer Who Co-Wrote Rihanna’s “Cockiness”–@DEMJOINTZ

We Called It “Suck My Cockiness.” Guess they thought it was a bit too much . . lol

Recently, Rihanna’s latest album “Talk that Talk” owned the number 3 spot on Billboard Top 200 Album list. Her very showy display of raunchiness and “hoo-rah” for sex exploration doesn’t miss a beat or note … Thanks to her producers and writers.

Exhibit A–“Cockiness.” Here, in this song, we are mesmerized by a play on words … Mmmhmmm … Silently whispers “suck my cock-iness, lick my puss-sway-shun … Ohhh!!”

Now if you ask me, Rihanna has only been with (clears throat) you-know-who … She’s still a very respectable young woman in my eyes (pedestal begins to rock)

But where is she getting all this raunchiness from? Does she have a new man? Or are we being duped by awesome writers trickin’ on her lyrics? We need answers.

Luckily, managed to connect with Producer/Songwriter Dem Jointz, tapping into his writing experience for the best track on Rihanna’s album–“Cockiness.”

With Dem Jointz and Candace Pillay’s lyrics fired up with Bangladesh signature screaming foreigner (lol), “Cockiness” has much oomph … To … Get … You … Going … Read on to what Dem Jointz had to say.

Recently, you co-wrote “Cockiness,” a kinky sex song that debut on Rihanna’s recent album release—Talk that Talk. Can you tell me about that writing experience?

Great Experience!! We were presented with the opportunity via Bangladesh. He gave Candice Pillay & I the beat In LA. We loved the beat off top and just started playing around with ideas. Bang walked in the studio and asked if we had anything so far. So I Go “I Love It, I Love It, I Love It When U Eat It” Candice joins in with “Yum Yum Yum Yum.” We were just playing around …wasn’t seriously considering the idea. HE LOVED IT!!

Few days later I was in the car running errands and it hit me. “Suck My Cockiness Lick My Persuasion” I immediately called Candice. “I NEED U HERE!! MEET ME AT THE STUDIO IN 30.” I tried to pre record the idea, so I wouldn’t lose it. I sounded crazy!!! Candice saw the vision, however, and on the spot wrote the 2nd verse … We knew it was the one!! Everything else is history!!!

Who’s idea was it to name it “Cockiness” and why?

We Called It “Suck My Cockiness.” Guess they thought it was a bit too much . . lol

What’s your favorite verse or stanza from the song?

2nd Verse, Candice caught on right away and took it there. I went crazy when she came with it . . YES YOU SEE IT!! YESSS!!

Would you have sex to this song? Just curious. Would it be to the bassline? Even more curious.

Yes!! I absolutely would! BASSLINE And all!! Lol Wait . . Since bang made the beat “Pause” lol!

I see that you produced a lot of Candace Pillay’s “Loveless” and Teedra Moses “Get Yours” feat Raheem DeVaughn. What other songs have you written?

I’ve co-written and produced / co-produced a few things. And a lot more down the pipeline.

And who are you working with now in the studio (artists, producers, etc)?

Besides Candice Pillay? Just focusing on the task at hand, but I am working with a great artist right now, “Ashley Xaviera.” I’m so excited to get back in the studio with her.

What artists, in your opinion, are hot right now and which of them would you like to work with?

Everyone!!! I’m just happy to have the opportunity!! Shout out to Bangladesh, DeShawn Kennedy, & Manger Denzil Foster

Tis’ the season for GIFTS!!!

What other musical gifts (talents) do you have?

I do it all!! beats, drums, vocal production, writing. I can hold a note somewhat (I think), even engineering . . Mr-One-Stop-Shop-Man!!!

What gift are you eager to give this season?

I want to give my sons iPads for Christmas.

Signing off, what advice would you give aspiring songwriters?
Don’t stop. Think outside the box, and attack your goal with confidence.

Also, here’s a song, Dem Jointz co-wrote/co-produced, Keke Wyatt’s “Unbelievable.” This is a beautiful ballad just right for the season. It’s on repeat over here. Check it out and tell me what you think.

Wanna find out more on DEM JOINTZ. Here’s his twitter @demjointz Special S/O @Demjointz for doing this interview. I appreciate you.


I rather be in Bangladesh … A Review on Rihanna’s “Talk that Talk”

“Cockiness” domineers Rihanna’s new album–“Talk that Talk,” giving raunchy a new meaning. Nothing like Madonna’s Erotica as some compared it to be. It’s definitely better … taking you there where you won’t go in public. Or will you?

This chick hasn’t been the same since “Good Girl Gone Bad.” And I love her that way, trashy and revolting, unsettled and exploring. There’s nothing constant except change, and Rihanna shows us more ways to reinvent ourselves.

Adding to this guilty pleasure, Producer Bangladesh adds his signature, a foreigner yelling in the background. It just gets me going. It’s better than kissing ‘neath the Eiffel Tower with Dirty Money’s “Last Train to Paris” and rings with the same magnitude of excitement as Jay/Ye’s “N*ggas in Paris.” Apparently, I’m missing something commonly found in Paris. Yet I much rather be in Bangladesh with Rihanna.

Music Mondays: “All of the Lights”–Yeezy

It’s my Music Monday; and this song woke me up to a new day of new opportunities and possibilities which I can never stop being thankful for. Moreover, I”m hooked to this rebel with his own cause–Kanye West aka ‘Yeezy.’ His elements of surprise further confirms him as a storyteller and lyricist. Here’s “All of the Lights,” from his latest--My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. I hope you enjoy it and find motivation from this song just as much as I did.


If you have music you’d like to share on Nikki Panache, suggestions for Music Mondays or an original LP. Please email me Thank you and enjoy your Monday.

Preview of Celebrity Make Up Artist Joy Randall Interview–Get the Look with Rihanna–Halloween Costume Idea

Fashion/Community Blogger Hope Rivers has so much in store for you this upcoming week. Next up … interview with Celebrity Make Up Artist Joy Randall who glamorize Fantasia’s pretty on VH1 show Fantasia For Real. I absolutely love her make up and hair. In this interview, Rivers will explore the ventures of becoming a celebrity make up artist as well as tips and tricks to stage make up for all you ladies who like showcase your pretty while out on the town.

Halloween is coming up; that’s not an order to dress up in ghoulish attire and makeup. Use this opportunity as a chance to dress up as your favorite superstar in concert gear. I didn’t do accessories for a reason, so post yours!

Here’s what I was thinking … GET THE LOOK —Rihanna. Yep; I’m a huge fan. And I just cut my hair. Perfect.

Make Up Tips/Tricks

Make Up Rundown- On a clean face … moisturize, primer, concealer, cream to powder/powder foundation, eyeliner -both lids, concealer on lips for nude look (add gloss for shine), define brows with dark brown liner, peach/bronze blush, RED NAILS.

Recommended Product: MAC Fluidline

Costume Rendition




My favorite, all-time fashionista … Yea it’s short span but whatever!


Posh Pink Nails

“Keep a couple pink toes in my sandals.” — Nicki Minaj

Posh pink nails are still signature. Each nail salon visit, I’m sure to pick a shade that speaks to my mood. Recently, I chose poppin’ bubble gum to go with my bubbly persona. When I really want to mix it up, I choose a pink lemonade combo, half pink and half yellow. Here are a few of my favorite celebs rockin’ posh pink nails.

Nicki Minaj posing for Honey.

Rihanna in People.


Eminem feat. Rihanna Love the Way You Lie



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