Ryeisha "Rye Rye" Berrain is an American rapper from Baltimore, Maryland, United States. She met the musician Blaqstarr, a friend of her sister's, and worked with him on her early material. She met M.I.A. in a studio after M.I.A. overheard one of her songs.
Rye Rye is the first artist signed to M.I.A.'s record label N.E.E.T.. Her debut album was set to come out in March 2009, but has not been released yet. Rye Rye collaborated with several artists on the LP which is set to feature artwork by M.I.A.. With DJ Diplo, she worked on a song called "Wassup Wassup". "Hardcore Girls" with The Count and Sinden, and "Reasons". "Hardcore Girls" appears on the Hardcore Girls EP by The Count and Sinden via Domino Records. She has described her sound as "unique, hard-hitting," saying "anything thrown I can handle it."