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This features Rudolf's labelmate, rapper Lil Wayne.
Rudolf wrote and produced this song.
This was the debut single for Rudolf, who had previously been a guitarist on various recordings produced by Timbaland, including Nelly Furtado's "Say It Right
Rudolf told MTV News: "It's a song about the hypocrisy in the world, and I'm saying that when I come through, I'm bringing the truth. I use the parable of the Prodigal Son, because I want to expose all the fakes out there - in the music industry, in the world, anywhere. A lot of people think it's a party record, but it's not."
Rudolf told djbooth.net
: "'Let it Rock' was written from a place of anger and dissatisfaction with the world. It's a song about hypocrisy. It contains biblical references - and yet people still think it's a party song. Whatever works."
According to the royalty-distribution service BMI, this was the second most-played song at sporting events in 2009-10. (Queen's "We Will Rock You
" came out at #1 in the survey).
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