Rah Digga

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Rah Digga
Birth nameRashia Fisher
Also known asHarriet Thugman, Rah Diggity
Born(1974-12-18) December 18, 1974 (age 39)
Newark, New Jersey, United States
GenresHip hop
OccupationsRapper/actress
Years active1995–present
LabelsFlipmode/Elektra/Raw Koncept
 
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Rah Digga
Birth nameRashia Fisher
Also known asHarriet Thugman, Rah Diggity
Born(1974-12-18) December 18, 1974 (age 39)
Newark, New Jersey, United States
GenresHip hop
OccupationsRapper/actress
Years active1995–present
LabelsFlipmode/Elektra/Raw Koncept

Rah Digga (born Rashia Fisher) is an American rapper and actress. Well known as a longtime member of the Flipmode Squad,[1] a hip hop group led by Busta Rhymes, she parted ways amicably with the group in 2007.[2] She has been called "one of rap's most prominent women MCs"[3] by Allmusic and "one of hip-hop's most skilled female MCs" in the book How to Rap.[1] Rah Digga is a resident of Newark, New Jersey.

Musical career[edit]

Rah Digga was born in New Jersey and went to study electrical engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology after scoring 1300 on the SATs.[3] She learned how to rap by studying the raps of KRS-One, Rakim, and Kool G Rap of the Juice Crew.[1]

She starred in the movie Thirteen Ghosts and sung Mirror Mirror on the soundtrack.She worked with hip-hop group Twice the Flavor before joining the Outsidaz,[3] leading to a feature on the track "Cowboys" from the Fugees album The Score.[3] Being seen by Q-Tip at the Lyricist Lounge lead to her meeting with Busta Rhymes, and joining his Flipmode Squad,[1][3] later appearing on "numerous Busta Rhymes albums".[1][3] Her debut solo, Dirty Harriet, was released in 2000 featuring Busta Rhymes and Eve.[3] She also worked with Bahamadia on the track "Be Ok" from Lyricist Lounge, Vol. 1.[3]

Her second album Everything Is A Story was due to be released on J Records in 2004, but for unknown reasons was not released. Many songs from the album had leaked to the internet in an unofficial 23-track album of unreleased material, and in 2010 Rah Digga released her own version of the album, featuring unheard tracks from the album not present on the leaked version. Rah Digga released a new album, Classic, on September 14, 2010. Production was handled by Nottz, and a promo single was released entitled "This Ain't No Lil Kid Rap".

On December 6, 2011, Rah Digga released a new single, "Made MC", available for download at iTunes.[4]

Film[edit]

Rah Digga was cast in the film Thirteen Ghosts in 2001.

The same year, Rah Digga also appeared alongside Beyoncé and Joy Bryant in MTV's Carmen: A Hip Hopera.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]

List of guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
TitleYearOther performer(s)Album
"Cowboys"1996Fugees, OutsidazThe Score
"Be OK"1998BahamadiaLyricist Lounge, Volume One
"Six-Pack"Heather B., Nikki D, Bahamadia, Paula Perry, Precious PSix-Pack
"Whatever You Want"DJ Clue?, Flipmode SquadThe Professional
"Whoa! (Remix)"2000Black Rob, Beanie Sigel, Da Brat, Lil' Cease, G-DepWhoa!
"One Four Love Pt. 1"Kool G Rap, Common, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Pharoahe Monch, Posdnuos, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Sporty ThievzHip Hop for Respect
"Down for the Count"Talib Kweli, XzibitTrain of Thought
"You Don't Know Me Like That (Remix)"DamozelYou Don't Know Me Like That
"Getting It"2001DJ Clue?, Busta RhymesThe Professional 2
"Type I Hate"Masta Ace, LescheaDisposable Arts
"Betta Stay Up In Your House"Busta RhymesGenesis
"Can't Get Enough"Spliff Star, MekaViolator: The Album, V2.0
"Put A Cut On It"2002AphroditeAftershock
"Tell Me"Erick Sermon, MC LyteReact
"I Know What You Want"Busta Rhymes, Flipmode Squad, Mariah CareyIt Ain't Safe No More...
"Together"Busta Rhymes
Throw Your Shit Up2003DJ Envy, Busta RhymesThe Desert Storm Mixtape: Blok Party, Vol. 1
"Bout"JameliaThank You
"Next Generation"Wyclef Jean, ScarfaceThe Preacher's Son
"Jealousy"2005BlessThe Book of Bless
"Touch It (Remix)"2006Busta Rhymes, Papoose, Lloyd Banks, DMX, Mary J. Blige, Missy ElliottTouch It
"Official Jersey Miss"Miss NanaI Got The Hood
"Stand Down"Miri Ben-Ari, Young ZeeThe Pulling Strings Mixtape
"Gimme Dat"2007Tommy Tee, Young Zee, Stat QuoFeelin' It EP
"Sexual Healing"2008AkayComfort Zone
"America"Cornel West, Bmwmb, Black Thought, Iriz, L. WitherspoonNever Forget: A Journey Of Revelations
"Life Is A Movie"Strange Fruit ProjectPresents S1: Music Box
"Up In Here"2009Lil Scrappy, Charon DonBest Of Good Hands
"Girl Samurai Lullaby"RZA, Stone MeccaThe RZA Presents: Afro Samurai Resurrection OST
Bitch Gonna Get YaRZA
"The BBQ"2011Eternia, MoSS, The Lady of RageAt Last
"We Don't Care"Nycest EmceeArrival N Departure
"Everyday In The Street (Illmind Remix)El Da Sensei, Tame OneThe Nu World Remix EP
"G Spot"2012Phil BlountMr. New Haven
"Moon, Stars & Sun"Evitan, Bootsy CollinsSpeed Of Life
"Art Imitates Life"2013Talib Kweli, Black ThoughtGravitas (Talib Kweli album)
"Ladies First Freestyle"Tony Touch, Angie MartinezThe Piece Maker 3: Return of the 50 MC's
"Let 'Em Know"DJ Skizz, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Tragedy KhadafiB.Q.E. (Brooklyn-Queens Experience)
"Industry Girls"MotleyDeal Or No Deal
"Earrings Off"Marco PoloPA2: The Director's Cut

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Edwards, Paul, 2009, How to Rap: The Art & Science of the Hip-Hop MC, Chicago Review Press, p. 328.
  2. ^ Exclusive Hip Hop News, Audio, Lyrics, Videos, Honeys, Wear, Sneakers, Download Mixtapes
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Rah Digga at AllMusic
  4. ^ "iTunes - Music - Made MC - Single by Rah Digga". Itunes.apple.com. 2011-12-06. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 

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