Rah Digga

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Rah Digga
Birth name Rashia Fisher
Also known as Harriet Thugman, Rah Diggity
Born (1974-12-18) December 18, 1974 (age 39)
Newark, New Jersey, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapper/actress
Years active 1995–present
Labels Flipmode/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".

Niece [http://en.wikipedia.org/madisonjaye Madison Jaye Media Personality who does board operations at 107.5 WBLS and also has a website www.madisonjaye.com

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]

  • BET Awards
    • 2006: Video of the Year ("Touch It (remix)"), Nominated
    • 2006: Best Collaboration ("Touch It (remix)"), Nominated
    • 2004: Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, Nominated
    • 2002: Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, Nominated
  • BET Hip Hop Awards
    • 2006: Hip-Hop Video of the Year ("Touch It (remix)"), Nominated
    • 2006: Best Collabo ("Touch It (remix)"), Winner
    • 2006: People's Champ Award ("Touch It (remix)"), Nominated

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Tight" (1999)
  • "Imperial" (1999) #16 Hot Rap Singles
  • "Break Fool" (2000) #15 Hot Rap Singles
  • "Party and Bullshit 2003" (2003)
  • "Make It Hot"/"See It In Your Eyes" (2005)
  • "New Shit" (2008)
  • "Warning Shots" (2010) (street leak)
  • "This Ain't no Lil' Kid Rap" (2010)
  • "Classic" (2010)

Guest appearances[edit]

List of guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other performer(s) Album
"Cowboys" 1996 Fugees, Outsidaz The Score
"Be OK" 1998 Bahamadia Lyricist Lounge, Volume One
"Six-Pack" Heather B., Nikki D, Bahamadia, Paula Perry, Precious P Six-Pack
"Whatever You Want" DJ Clue?, Flipmode Squad The Professional
"Whoa! (Remix)" 2000 Black Rob, Beanie Sigel, Da Brat, Lil' Cease, G-Dep Whoa!
"One Four Love Pt. 1" Kool G Rap, Common, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Pharoahe Monch, Posdnuos, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Sporty Thievz Hip Hop for Respect
"Down for the Count" Talib Kweli, Xzibit Train of Thought
"You Don't Know Me Like That (Remix)" Damozel You Don't Know Me Like That
"Getting It" 2001 DJ Clue?, Busta Rhymes The Professional 2
"Type I Hate" Masta Ace, Leschea Disposable Arts
"Betta Stay Up In Your House" Busta Rhymes Genesis
"Can't Get Enough" Spliff Star, Meka Violator: The Album, V2.0
"Put A Cut On It" 2002 Aphrodite Aftershock
"Tell Me" Erick Sermon, MC Lyte React
"I Know What You Want" Busta Rhymes, Flipmode Squad, Mariah Carey It Ain't Safe No More...
"Together" Busta Rhymes
Throw Your Shit Up 2003 DJ Envy, Busta Rhymes The Desert Storm Mixtape: Blok Party, Vol. 1
"Bout" Jamelia Thank You
"Next Generation" Wyclef Jean, Scarface The Preacher's Son
"Jealousy" 2005 Bless The Book of Bless
"Touch It (Remix)" 2006 Busta Rhymes, Papoose, Lloyd Banks, DMX, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott Touch It
"Official Jersey Miss" Miss Nana I Got The Hood
"Stand Down" Miri Ben-Ari, Young Zee The Pulling Strings Mixtape
"Gimme Dat" 2007 Tommy Tee, Young Zee, Stat Quo Feelin' It EP
"Sexual Healing" 2008 Akay Comfort Zone
"America" Cornel West, Bmwmb, Black Thought, Iriz, L. Witherspoon Never Forget: A Journey Of Revelations
"Life Is A Movie" Strange Fruit Project Presents S1: Music Box
"Up In Here" 2009 Lil Scrappy, Charon Don Best Of Good Hands
"Girl Samurai Lullaby" RZA, Stone Mecca The RZA Presents: Afro Samurai Resurrection OST
Bitch Gonna Get Ya RZA
"The BBQ" 2011 Eternia, MoSS, The Lady of Rage At Last
"We Don't Care" Nycest Emcee Arrival N Departure
"Everyday In The Street (Illmind Remix) El Da Sensei, Tame One The Nu World Remix EP
"G Spot" 2012 Phil Blount Mr. New Haven
"Moon, Stars & Sun" Evitan, Bootsy Collins Speed Of Life
"Art Imitates Life" 2013 Talib Kweli, Black Thought Gravitas (Talib Kweli album)
"Ladies First Freestyle" Tony Touch, Angie Martinez The Piece Maker 3: Return of the 50 MC's
"Let 'Em Know" DJ Skizz, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Tragedy Khadafi B.Q.E. (Brooklyn-Queens Experience)
"Industry Girls" Motley Deal Or No Deal
"Earrings Off" Marco Polo PA2: 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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