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It’s easy to forget fiery rapper Rye Rye is only 23. After all, the Baltimore native has been pegged as buzz-worthy for nearly a third of her life; at only 16, she burst out as a live performer, quickly becoming M.I.A.’s protégée. Soon after, she began working with bold-faced producers like Diplo and The Neptunes, not bad for someone who couldn’t legally vote yet. By 2008, NME had heralded her as an artist “driving music forward.” Never content to stick to one performance genre, she also took a humorous turn as an undercover agent in 21 Jump Street and serves as a muse for designer Prabal Gurung. It’s this equally fancy and funky pedigree that makes her a perfect fit for Strathmore’s “Friday Night Eclectic” series. She’s sure to shake up the slightly stale mansion but won’t completely trash the place. Rye Rye performs at 9 p.m. at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. $15. (301) 581-5109. strathmore.org.