Earlier this week, newcomer and Baltimore rap dynamo Rye Rye started a fall tour with M.I.A.. The 19-year old with the rapid-fire flow is the first artist to be signed to M.I.A.’s label N.E.E.T. Records.
After hearing Rye Rye rap on DJ BlaqStarr’s 2006 club hit “Shake it to the Ground”, M.I.A. collaborated with her to make her first single, “Bang”. Rye Rye’s music is a blend of old school Baltimore rap and danceable techno beats, all showcased on her upcoming album, Go! Pop! Bang!, set to be released in early 2011. The album also features Diplo, Blaqstarr, Count and Sinden among others.
Along with the bold and inventive M.I.A., the duo will create an energetic, not-to-miss tour.
M.I.A.‘s /\/\/\Y/\ is available on iTunes now.
We also have one pair of tickets to their concert in NYC that are up for grabs! Check dates and win tickets to the NYC show (this Monday at Terminal 5) after the jump:
Upcoming Tour Dates – With Special Guest Rye Rye!
Sat. Sep 25 Washington DC – @ V fest (M.I.A without Rye Rye)
Sun. Sep 26 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
Mon. Sep 27 New York, NY – Terminal 5
Wed. Sep 29 Chicago, IL – Vic
Thu. Sep 30 Chicago, IL – Vic
Sun. Oct 3 Ithaca, NY – Cornell University
Mon. Oct 04 Boston, MA – Royale Nightclub
Tue. Oct 05 Boston, MA – Royale Nightclub
Sat. Oct 09 Austin, TX – Zilker Park – ACL (M.I.A without Rye Rye)
Tue. Oct 12 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
Thu. Oct 14 Los Angeles,CA – Mayan Theater
Sun. Oct 17 Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market
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