Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Rye Rye Goes Bang Bang!
Look out Nicki Minaj - there is new female rapper on the scene - and she's got skills!
Meet Rye Rye - the 19 year old firecracker from Baltimore's dance-heavy club scene. She got her start through Mad Decent artist Blaqstarr, who arranged a meeting for Rye Rye with M.I.A. and Diplo back in 2006. M.I.A. brought Rye Rye with her on the KALA tour, and since then she has been touted as M.I.A.'s protege.
But if you ask us, Rye Rye has got way more skills then M.I.A. does. Yeah, that's right. She kills it on the dance floor with those B'more dance moves, and her flow is quick, sharp, and powerful.
Nonetheless, she is in fact signed to M.I.A.'s label - N.E.E.T. - and her debut album is set to be released in early 2011. We hope she can shine beyond the indie shadow of her so-called mentor and break deeper into the mainstream. We need more female rappers in the game, and Rye Rye brings a fresh perspective with hype, infectious energy that will take over the clubs.
Check out her dance moves in the Baltimore club video for her song Bang: