Rap-Up TV: Rye Rye Talks Debut Album, Meeting M.I.A., & Working with Pharrell

M.I.A. has been grabbing the spotlight lately with her new music and controversial comments. Now meet her 18-year-old protégée Rye Rye, who she signed to her label N.E.E.T. Recordings.

In Part 1 of our interview, the Baltimore MC talks to Rap-Up TV about her energetic debut album Go! Pop! Bang!, due this summer, collaborating with M.I.A., Pharrell, Tyga, Blaqstarr, and Diplo, not knowing who M.I.A. was the first time they met, and the “Paper Planes” hitmaker’s motherly instincts.