Rye Rye – Go! Pop! Bang! album review

“Just let the beat bump, and I’m gonna make your bodies jump” exclaims Rye Rye in the third track on her debut album Go!Pop!Bang! Rye Rye accomplished this mission to make bodies jump on each track from her long awaited debut. Go! Pop! Bang! initially was supposed to be released in 2009, but due to unforseen circumstances was delayed until this year. Those looking for old songs that started the Rye Rye buzz (such as the Baltimore club track “Bang”), will have to purchase the deluxe edition.

Rye Rye’s in-your-face attitude and lyrics are partnered with production from veteran producers like The Neptunes, RedOne, Bangladesh, Steve Angello, and Rye Rye’s mentor M.I.A. The album starts off with Rye Rye pulling listeners into an ocean of bass with the underground club track “Drop.” By the third track, the album begins to show elements of pop. Rye Rye’s radio play potential comes through in the RedOne produced track “DNA”. The infectious Eurodance beat melded with Rye Rye’s verses and Porcelain Black’s voice could easily shoot up the Billboard charts with the rest of the pop stars of today.

“Crazy Bitch” brings Akon’s hit-making vocals with a light and airy beat that sounds like the musical equivalent of sipping some lemonade on a beach. The chorus could turn some people off with it’s odd chorus where Akon croons that “She’s a craaaazy bitch/That’s why I love her.”

Rye Rye’s ability to adjust to the various styles of production is to be applauded. Her voice goes from vintage bubblegum pop on the upbeat track about a crush on “Boom Boom” to confrontational and arrogant in the Steve Angello produced “Holla Holla.” The percussion heavy track “Shake Twist Drop” has an Outkast sound to it, and features YMCMB member Tyga rattling off a few verses. Rye Rye’s undeniable ability to be able to rock the foundation in underground clubs becomes evident in “Dance” where she mixes Chicago Juke Music with Baltimore flair.

Rye’s debut serves as her busting in the music industry and showing that she definitely deserves a right to be there. Hopefully, people won’t have to wait as long to see what else this Electrohop MC has to offer next.

Press Releases

Rye Rye Premieres Behind-The-Scenes Video from Winter Music Conference / Go! Pop! Bang! Drops May 15th


With less than a month left before GO! POP! BANG! drops (May 15th, N.E.E.T. / Interscope Records), Rye Rye is turning up the heat and pulling out all the stops! Today, she premiered a video that gives fans a BTS look at her trek to the Winter Music Conference. Check out the colorful footage and see what Rye Rye has to say about this point in her music career

Last month, Rye Rye debuted her new video for “Boom Boom”, a vivacious tribute to the Golden Age of video games. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out:

Dubbed “the voice of Baltimore,” 21-year-old hip hop dynamo Rye Rye is no stranger to the limelight. She was the first artist signed to M.I.A’s label N.E.E.T. Records and past collaborations have included hits with mentors M.I.A, Diplo and DJ Blaqstarr. More recently she teamed with Scandinavian dance queen Robyn for summer’s smash, “Never Will Be Mine” and Far East Movement on their fall track “Jello”. Rye Rye also unleashed her brand new single “Boom Boom” earlier in March. This bouncy track samples the Vengaboys’ 1999 hit “Boom Boom Boom Boom”.

Rye Rye’s quick-tongued rhymes might sound playful, but her witty tracks hit hard, and they’ve been connecting with fans all over the world. As a special guest on the Cherrytree Pop Alternative Tour, Rye Rye performed alongside label mates LMFAO and Far East Movement (to name a few) all over Europe and Canada this past fall.

Declared “eminently danceable, with up-tempo break beats, electronic flourishes, and double-Dutch-like rhymes,” by the The New York Times, Rye Rye’s’s debut album GO! POP! BANG! drops on May 15th guaranteeing the MC’s bouncy playground jams will be pumping out of every actual schoolyard–and car stereo, club, block party, and house party–just in time for summer.