SXSW Spotlight: Rye Rye, Baltimore Rapper

Three years ago, with the endorsement of DJ Blaqstarr and M.I.A., teenage rapper Rye Rye was poised to take the hip-hop world by storm. She toured with M.I.A. and was even featured on two of her remixes. Then she got pregnant and was forced to hang up the mic. Now after having her daughter, Kennidi, last September, Rye Rye is back on the horse. She’s playing three SXSW shows, along with an in-store in Austin. Check out her full tour schedule on MySpace and her 2009 album Bang.

More importantly, check out her video for “Shake It To The Ground” featuring DJ Blaqstarr. It will get your fist pumping and your ass shaking. Or maybe it’s just me?Let us know what you think in the comments.

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Jess G.

Jess is a writer/producer with a knack for audio and online production. She grew up in California and now lives in Washington, DC, where she recently graduated from Georgetown University. Jess' jacket collection is obscenely large, and so is her music library. In her spare time, Jess enjoys riding her bike in the city, blogging, writing songs, and eating good food.

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