Rye Rye

May
16
Rye Rye Shines Bright on ’106 & Park’

Rye Rye

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.

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May
15
Rap-Up TV: Rye Rye Goes Hard on New Mixtape, Calls for Unity in Female Rap

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.”

May
10
M.I.A. Remixes ‘Bad Girls’ with Missy Elliott, Azealia Banks, and Rye Rye

M.I.A.

M.I.A. can do bad all by herself, but she’s taking it to another level with the remix to her single “Bad Girls” featuring a few fierce femcees.

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May
1
New Music: Rye Rye f/ Tyga – ‘Shake Twist Drop’

Rye Rye and Tyga

Rye Rye reports to the dance floor on the Pharrell-produced “Shake Twist Drop” featuring Young Money’s Tyga. The drum-heavy banger appears on the Baltimore MC’s long-awaited debut Go! Pop! Bang!, which features Akon, Robyn, Porcelain Black, and her mentor M.I.A., who guests on three tracks (see tracklisting below).

“M.I.A. always said it reminded her of where she’s from, like the tribal sound and stuff,” Rye Rye told Rap-Up.com. “It’s a party track for sure and it’s personally one of my favorites.”

Rye Rye recently remixed Tyga’s hit “Rack City.” If you haven’t heard it, listen here.

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Apr
10
Rye Rye, Neon Hitch Perform at NewNowNext Awards

Rye Rye and Neon Hitch

Rye Rye made a splash during her playful performance of “Boom Boom” at Logo’s NewNowNext Awards. The Baltimore firecracker, whose debut album Go! Pop! Bang! drops May 15, threw a party onstage, complete with bubbles, inflatable dolphins, and beach balls.

Orange-haired vixen Neon Hitch made a barefoot entrance in a feathery headpiece to perform “Love U Betta,” the clean version of her explicit single “Fuck U Betta,” as she rolled around on the floor.

Watch both ladies light up the stage.

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Mar
25
New Music: Rye Rye – ‘Rack City Ni**a’

Rye Rye

Rye Rye takes charge with her bossy remix to Tyga’s “Rack City.” The self-proclaimed “independent bitch” stacks her cash and her men, dropping sexually explicit rhymes that may raise a few eyebrows.

“I need my money A$AP, no Rocky but I like my money haystack/ I put them goodies on the market, tell ‘em chase that/ Tell a ni**a fuck off after I spend his paycheck,” raps the feisty Baltimore MC.

Tyga is expected to appear on Rye Rye’s debut album Go! Pop! Bang!, which drops May 15.

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Mar
22
Video: Rye Rye – ‘Boom Boom’

Rye Rye

Rye Rye gets in the game in the innovative video for “Boom Boom,” the Vengaboys-sampled single off her debut album Go! Pop! Bang!, due May 15. M.I.A.’s 21-year-old protégée rocks colorful hairstyles and a wild wardrobe while fighting her opponents and riding a dolphin in the action-packed clip, made to resemble a video game. Press start below.

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