M.I.A. and Rye Rye Hug It Out

Following her show at Terminal 5 in New York City, M.I.A. showed love to her 19-year-old protégée Rye Rye at an after-party at Greenhouse. The Baltimore MC performed material from her debut album Go! Pop! Bang!, due in January on N.E.E.T. Recordings/Interscope. The lead single, “Sunshine,” features her motherly mentor, and the disc may include collaborations with Pharrell, Tyga, Blaqstarr, Arabian Prince, Egyptian Lover, and Diplo.

“She’s very involved, like most of the decisions get made by her as well,” Rye Rye told Rap-Up TV of working with Maya. “If I do a track, M.I.A. has to be comfortable with it as well because I’m her artist.”

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