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Listen: Rye Rye's First Mixtape is a High-Energy Intro to M.I.A.'s Protégée

Baltimore rapper's 'RYEot powRR' includes new songs along with remixes of hits by Ke$ha and Miley Cyrus

February 9, 2011 4:45 PM ET
 Rye Rye performs on October 12, 2010 in Oakland, California.
Rye Rye performs on October 12, 2010 in Oakland, California.
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Baltimore rapper Rye Rye's debut album Go! Pop! Bang! is due out next month on M.I.A.'s N.E.E.T. Recordings label. In the meantime her first mixtape RYEot powER serves as a fine introduction to her gleeful, highly energetic style of hip-hop.

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The mix, which can be downloaded below, includes strong new tracks such as the bass-heavy "Witchdoctor" and the immediately catchy "Chase Money," as well as remixes of hits by Ke$ha and Miley Cyrus.

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