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Rye Rye

Go! Pop! Bang!

N.E.E.T./Interscope
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May 15, 2012

The exclamation marks in the album title only hint at the emphatic nature of the debut album from longtime M.I.A. sidekick Rye Rye. The Baltimore rapper is a spaz extraordinaire – a party girl, smack-talker and dance-floor commandant whose unflagging energy lifts even the least of her material. Not that there’s much heavy lifting to do: Go! Pop! Bang! is clattery electro hop, with beats from top producers (Pharrell Williams, Bangladesh), and cameos from Akon, Robyn and M.I.A., who turns up in "Better Than You," trading boasts over a sample from the musical Annie Get Your Gun. But the funny, fleet-tongued Rye Rye is the star – boasting, dissing, entreating, commanding, comparing herself and her boyfriend to cartoon ducks. "You be Donald," she tells her lover, "I'll be Daisy."

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