Jay Z, Rihanna & Don Cheadle Team Up For "Thursday Night Football" Opening Theme

(AllHipHop News) Jay Z’s 2009 hit single “Run This Town” will be given new life as the theme song for the NFL’s Thursday Night Football telecast. Roc Nation songstress Rihanna returns to lend a hand for the intro as well as Oscar nominated actor Don Cheadle.

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Jay and Rihanna cover the “Run This Town” vocals for the opening sequence, and Cheadle will provide original narration each week. The three stars filmed the segment that was produced and directed by 28-time Emmy Award-winning producer Pete Radovich.

“This open combines one of music’s biggest stars with one of the most dynamic actors in Hollywood,” stated Radovich. “The energy that both talents provide gives the opening to every Thursday night the big-game, primetime feel it deserves.  It is a dream scenario for any director.”

The Thursday Night Football schedule kicks off September 11 on CBS when the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Baltimore Ravens. Games will also broadcast on the NFL Network.

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Watch the video for “Run This Town” below.

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