The Rye Rye/M.I.A. connections run deep: the pair toured relentlessly on the back of Kala, Rye teamed up with Afrikan Boy on the Paper Planes (Homeland Security Remixes) EP, now the 18 year-old is releasing her debut LP on Mama Arulpragasam’s nascent N.E.E.T. label. M.I.A. doesn’t do much more than “Bang” repeatedly on this Blaqstarr-produced track, but between Rye’s fashion sense, flow, and club beats, she fits easily into the expanding Maya/Diplo/Santi/Spank/Amanda Blank axis.
Hear more, including “Shake It To The Ground” and “Hardcore Girls” with The Count and Sinden at RyeSpace.