Artsy photos by G.
On April 30, 2010, Baltimore based rapper Rye Rye (ne’ Ryeisha Barrain) opened for Gossip at New York’s Terminal 5. Backed by 2 dancers and a DJ, Rye Rye rapped and danced for her entire 40 minute set. I was exhausted just from watching her as she rapped and danced pretty fast. She definitely got the sold-out crowd a little hot and sweaty to prepare us for Gossip. Though her music would have probably not hooked me in, if I were to listen to that device that some call a radio, seeing her live turned me into a fan. She was really great. The only thing I didn’t care for was that her DJ got on the microphone to say “New York, make some noise!” about every 20 seconds throughout the entire set, which prompted the drunk girls next to me to follow that with “Baltimoooooore!” or “B. Mooooooore” every time. Some fun facts about Rye Rye: she’s signed to MIA’s label N.E.E.T. Records, a division of Interscope and her debut album is set for release before the end of the summer. The album is set to be called “Go! Pop! Bang!” Look for it.
See the set list and another picture of Rye Rye after the jump.
The Set List for Rye Rye was: What’s Up / Art School Girls / Hardcore Girls / Rockoff Shakeoff / Witch Doctor / Bang / Exotic On The Speaker / Shake It To The Ground