Hear Bassnectar’s Rye Rye-Powered Rave-Blaster ‘Now’
When SPIN spoke to Lorin Ashton a couple of years ago, the producer best known as Bassnectar cited among his biggest influences: earthquakes, dreams, and…
May 7, 2014
M.I.A. Does It Well: Hear Switch’s ‘Bad Girls’ Remix With Missy Elliott and Rye Rye
Ah, yes, here's further proof of the prescience of Beyoncé's 4 player-replacer "Run the World (Girls)." On Sunday night, the San Francisco pop-rock band Girls'
June 21, 2012
Rye Rye: ‘I’m Trying to Be a Role Model’
In 2009, sassy Baltimore Club MC Rye Rye, a then-recent addition to M.I.A.'s N.E.E.T. Recordings entourage, was set to release her debut album to an…
May 17, 2012
Rye Rye, ‘Go! Pop! Bang!’ (Interscope)
When Rye Rye first appeared, she seemed destined to explode — and she sort of did, briefly, bum-rushing the summer of 2007 with her frenetic,…
May 15, 2012
Hear Rye Rye’s Slithery M.I.A. Team-Up ‘Rock Off Shake Off’
Rye Rye and M.I.A. are together again, this time in a tantalizing taster for the Baltimore rapper's May 15 debut album on nascent beer-bottle designer…
May 10, 2012
Rye Rye Rules a Video Game World in ‘Boom Boom’ Video
Call her Game Genie. Rye Rye cracks video game after video game in the new video for feather-light electro-pop earworm "Boom Boom," from the Baltimore…
March 22, 2012
Rye Rye Goes for Dance-Pop Jugular on ‘Boom Boom’
The long and winding road to a debut album from the Baltimore rap's scene's most likely legitimate crossover hope has taken a day-glo late-'90s turn.
February 29, 2012
The 27 Winter Albums That Matter Most
November 29, 2010
WATCH: M.I.A. and Rye Rye’s Hot New Clip
Baltimore rapper Rye Rye's debut video "Bang" featured a guest appearance from her mentor (and label head) M.I.A. Now the Sri-Lankan MC has returned to…
October 8, 2010
Terrific Twitter Trio of the Week
Lots of people tweet -- but all that Twitters is not gold.
May 14, 2010
Read More »
Review: On the Pummeling
, Pallbearer Haven’t Softened
Review: Sorority Noise Find New Strength in Grief on
You’re Not As _____ As You Think
Greets the Apocalypse With Indignation and Humility
Review: Real Estate Continue Their Blissful, Unhurried Quest for Inner Harmony on
Sign up for the SPIN newsletter and stay in the know.
Thank you for signing up for our newsletter. You will receive a confirmation shortly.
The 50 Best Albums of 2016 So Far
The 100 Greatest David Bowie Moments
The 66 Best Songs of 2016 So Far