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.