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September 23, 2010

Virgin FreeFest: Rye Rye might perform with M.I.A.

 Baltimore rapper Rye Rye might perform with M.I.A. at Virgin Mobile FreeFest Saturday, the British hip hop star told Midnight Sun in an interview.

Rye Rye, who's been signed to M.I.A.'s vanity shingle at Interscope, N.E.E.T., will tour with the Brit this Fall.

M.I.A., who's incorporated Baltimore house and dance music in her work, says performing here is comfortable because the local rapper has made their kind of music accessible.

"It helps that Rye Rye's already done exciting work in Baltimore," she said. "We're kind of alike."

Asked if the Baltimore native would come watch her at the festival, M.I.A. said, "She'll be there. She might get up on stage with me."

But like all things involving M.I.A., nothing's set in stone. The two just finished a video together. 

M.I.A. goes on at 9 p.m. at the West Stage at Merriweather Post Pavilion. 

Rye Rye will tour with her this Fall. Their tour dates, below:

9/21 Montreal, QC - Metropolis
9/22 Toronto, ON - The Sound Academy
9/26 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
9/27 New York, NY - Terminal 5
9/29 Chicago, IL - The Vic
9/30 Chicago, IL - The Vic
10/03 Ithaca, NY - Cornell University
10/04 Boston, MA - Royale Nightclub
10/05 Boston, MA - Royale Nightclub
10/09 Austin, TX - Zilker Park, Austin City Limits Festival
10/12 Oakland CA - Fox Theater
10/13 San Francisco, CA - The Independent

Photo: Rye Rye Myspace

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Posted by Erik Maza at 9:56 AM | | Comments (9)
Categories: Virgin Mobile Festival


she's also playing a whole live set at the get down friday night:

Will Eddie Vedder Play too?!?!

Midnight Sun: Erik Maza might be the worst writer ever.

Midnight Sun: Erik Maza might be the worst writer ever.

That ridickulus. Me worst write ever. Fire, bad! Wait. Fire good. Like I say. Verb-impaird me. Worst write ever. Soon be movie.

Me want cookie?

How soon we forget Tim Lumber...

Be careful what you wish for, guys, the Sun could fire Maza and hire Tim Lumber for the blog.

These blogs are fragile things, just as Baltamour... oh wait...

Reporting for dooty!

AAAAAAAAAAH T.L. is like Beetlejuice, guys. Look what you did!

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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