Rap-Up TV: Rye Rye on Motherhood, Female Rap, and Nicki Minaj

One year ago, a pregnant Rye Rye had to make a life-changing decision at the age of 17. Should she keep her baby or focus on her burgeoning music career? She chose to have her child, who is now a seven-month-old girl named Kennidi Malaysia Battle. The Baltimore MC explains how she arrived at that decision and how her mentor/label boss M.I.A. stood by her side.

Rye Rye, whose debut album Go! Pop! Bang! is due this summer, also shares her thoughts on the state of female rap, lists her favorite femcees, and clears the air regarding previous comments she made about Nicki Minaj.

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