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December 17, 2010

Rye Rye returns to Baltimore after solo, M.I.A. tours

It's likely that when Rye Rye performed in Miami earlier this month no one in the crowd knew who she was.

It's been a while, after all, since she disappeared to have a kid. 

It's even possible that, with her spandex onesie and lopsided blonde wig, the crowd took her for a hometown girl.

So halfway through the set, she took the time to remind the crowd who she was:  ""I go by the name Rye Rye," she said." R-y-e R-y-e."

The rapper's been touring since the beginning of the year - first with M.I.A. and later on her own - to do more of that: re-introducing herself to audiences who might have forgotten her as she prepares to release her first, long-delayed album "Go! Pop! Bang!" in February.

Yes, I was in South Florida earlier this month at the blotto art fair known as Art Basel and saw the rapper do a high-energy show that likely previewed her show at Bourbon Street Saturday.

For the haters, there must be more local fans of her than just me: the gig is sold out. 

My full preview of the Bourbon Street show, along with details of her set in Miami, is here

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Posted by Erik Maza at 11:50 AM | | Comments (13)
Categories: Local music


You get the Trib to pay you to follow this hack around? Amazing Maza, you are simply amazing.

If she sucks so much why is her show sold out, htrz?!

The Jonases, Miley, F even the king of hacks Black Eyed Peas sell out 1st mariner arena, that has far more seats than Bourbon street and just as bad 'music'.

bwahaha silly anonymous. i paid for that plane ticket myself, and went to the show during my vacation, on a weekend.

bwahaha, silly maza, you could have totally gotten them to pay for your to visit your family duirng the holdays!

No one cares about Rye Rye...stop writing about her.

No one cares about Rye Rye...stop writing about her.

The Sun pay for something LOL surely you jest

Maza, quit responding to anonymous commentors already.

dc, quit supporting maza's bad taste

and by the way, just because you put "dc" in the name field, doesnt mean thats who you are. You are stil Anonymous.

dc = Anonymous

You want to be known? link to your facebook or your own blog. Until then you are just like the rest of us no names.

If you have to spell your name for your crowd to know who you are, those aren't fans.

What up everybody we are Pearl Jam - P-e-a-r-l space J-a-m, Get it like _______!?!?!

Heck all I did was point out that Bourbon st only hold 1000 or so people and my comment got deleted.

You know a lot of people have crapped on these Rye Rye posts, and I personally have never cared for them but yesterday I actually took the time to go on iTunes and sample her catalog musical ballads and all I have to say is WOW.

It's really beyond words - I challenge all of you to go and do the same.

@Foo- I'm assuming that's sarcasm. I actually think she's pretty good, at least very different from what we hear on the radio, and it's nice to see people from Baltimore "make it."

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About Erik Maza
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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