Rye Rye shakes it up on her latest joint “After Party.” The Baltimore femcee fires off some rapid rhymes while making that ass clap on the high-energy record. “You better work!” she declares. The twerking anthem will appear on her upcoming mixtape RYEde or Die. Report to the dance floor.
Rye Rye keeps it hood on “In My Zone.” The Baltimore MC rips the mic as she reps for her hometown, fires at her haters, and stacks her paper over a sample of Kanye West and Jay-Z’s “Ni**as in Paris.”
“Super late but i had to put it up simply because i love it, i ripped it, and i love KANYE,” said Rye Rye, who is currently on the “Group Hug” tour with Kreayshawn and Honey Cocaine.
The song was originally set to appear on her upcoming mixtape, the follow-up to last year’s RYEotpowRR. “My first mixtape was all party,” she told Rap-Up TV. “But this one I’m going into a vibe where it’s just straight hard. It’s just me killin’ straight hard hip-hop beats.”
After appearing on the official Switch remix to M.I.A.’s “Bad Girls” with Missy Elliott, Rye Rye bangs out her own mix influenced by her Baltimore dance sound. M.I.A.’s 21-year-old protégée flips the beat and adds some attitude with her bossy rhymes. Get your hands up.
Live fast, die young. Missy Elliott and Rye Rye do it well on the Switch-produced remix to M.I.A.’s single “Bad Girls,” which features vocals from the Sri Lankan rapper’s three-year-old son Ikhyd.
If you’re wondering what happened to Azealia Banks, she will appear on the Danja-produced N.A.R.S. remix featuring Missy. You can find the Switch, Danja, and Leo Justi versions on Bad Girls – The Remixes, available July 3.
Rye Rye is the life of the party in the adrenaline-fueled video for “Dance,” a cut off her debut album Go! Pop! Bang! Everyone stops and stares when the Baltimore MC steps into the room, turning it into an all-out dance party with a cameo from her Cherry Tree labelmates Far East Movement. Before she even has a chance to catch her breath, she’s back in the studio whipping up a new routine to her Bangladesh-produced banger “Hotter.” Can you keep up?
With her proud mother watching from the balcony, Rye Rye made her first appearance on “106 & Park” on Tuesday. Wearing a rainbow-colored Jeremy Scott jumper, the Baltimore rapper performed her single “Boom Boom” and spoke with Terrence and Rocsi about her debut album Go! Pop! Bang!, staying true to her Baltimore sound, and playing hypewoman to M.I.A.
“When she first met me, she loved that I had so much confidence so she let me do me,” said Rye Rye of her mentor.
Backstage, she talked about the latest B-More dance crazes, showed off her colorful wardrobe, and revealed which artists she would put together in a super group including Missy Elliott (“That’s my favorite artist”), Kanye West, Jay-Z, and Roxanne Shanté.
Rye Rye makes her long-awaited debut with her album Go! Pop! Bang!, which lands in stores today. “There’s a lot of mainstream producers, but it’s my flavor,” said the Baltimore MC, who worked with Pharrell, Bangladesh, and Egyptian Lover. “Everything sounds refreshing.”
After nearly two years of delays, she is relieved to finally deliver the project to her fans. “I never was frustrated about it not coming out,” she told Rap-Up TV. “I thought it was a good thing that it got pushed back. I’m not gonna deliver something unless it’s ready.”
Now that her album is out, she is working on a new mixtape, the follow-up to last year’s RYEotpowRR. “My first mixtape was all party,” said the 21-year-old, who sampled Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Ni**as in Paris” on one of the new cuts. “But this one I’m going into a vibe where it’s just straight hard. It’s just me killin’ straight hard hip-hop beats.”
M.I.A.’s protégée has no beef with her fellow femcees and called for unity in female rap. “I support every female artist in the industry. I feel like if the guys can get along, why can’t the girls? Girls tend to look at everything as a competition,” she said, adding, “I like Azealia [Banks'] movement, I support it 100 percent, and I think everybody’s doing their thing.”