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March 23, 2011

Rye Rye talks Miley Cyrus, Ryeot Powrr, and dancing at the Paradox

Rye Rye's debut album has been in the works for years, and every announced release date just keeps getting bumped.

But NEET/Interscope, her record label, says it will finally be in stores in May, and to promote it, the East Baltimore rapper released a free, downloadable mixtape in February.

In it, she covers and mainly improves upon a bunch of cheesy top 40 songs, like Kesha's "We r who we R," "Like a G6" and the "Party in the USA" cover I saw her do in Miami late last year

In a Q&A that ran in Monday's paper, she talked about her love of Miley Cyrus, bold prints, and where she likes to dance in Baltimore when she's not on tour. 

An excerpt:

Q: Where did you dance when you were younger, and do you still go?

A: The Paradox. I still go, here and there, when I'm not on tour. It feels like home. I'm around all the people I grew up with. I go to dance with my friends and to show people that I'm still normal and not stuck up. When I'm there, I'm in my zone. It influences my music as well because I'm staying connected to that Baltimore vibe

The rest of the Q&A is here. NEET says Rye Rye has a few shows scheduled for the near future, including a slot at Coachella.

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Posted by Erik Maza at 2:21 PM | | Comments (2)
Categories: Local music


Is Rye Rye a national act, I mean no disrespect but I never heard of them til this blog.

Are they the Jimmie's Chicken Shack of nowadays?

and who is Wye Oak? same thing?

Where do these bands play in Baltimore, I apologize for my ignorance.

Rye Rye is signed to MIA's imprint on Interscope, a major label. She is playing at Coachella (a very big music festival), as mentioned above. She was just covered in Rolling Stone last week. Notable stuff. Last time I saw her play, it was to a sold out audience at the 9:30 Club in DC.

Also she is a person, not a band.

Wye Oak is on Merge Records, a very large indie label (they have released records by Arcade Fire - including the grammy-winning The Suburbs that caused a stir at the recent grammies - ,Spoon and many other huge acts). They are a national act, they are on tour now, in fact.

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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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