Rah Digga

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Rah Digga
Birth nameRashia Tashan Fisher
Also known as
  • Harriet Thugman
  • Rah Diggity
Born (1974-12-18) December 18, 1974 (age 43)
Newark, New Jersey, United States
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • actress
Years active1993–present
Labels
Associated acts

Rashia Tashan Fisher (born December 18, 1974) is an American rapper, model and actress better known by her stage name Rah Digga. She is best known as a longtime member of the Flipmode Squad,[1] a hip hop group led by Busta Rhymes.[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] Throughout her career, Rah Digga has collectively sold over 1 million records worldwide.

Early life[edit]

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

Career[edit]

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] She was spotted by Q-Tip at the Lyricist Lounge which led to her meeting Busta Rhymes and joining his Flipmode Squad[1][3] and has appeared on several Busta Rhymes albums.[1][3] Her debut solo, Dirty Harriet, was released in 2000 and featured Busta Rhymes and Eve.[3] She also worked with Bahamadia on the track "Be Ok" from Lyricist Lounge, Vol. 1.[3] At that time they were the two leading women of the Lyricist Lounge movement, which also served as the homebase for artists such as Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Pharaohe Monch, Common Sense, Lord Have Mercy, Foxy Brown and Shabaam Saahdeeq. In 2001 she starred in the film Thirteen Ghosts and sung "Mirror Mirror" on the soundtrack.

Her second album Everything Is a Story was due to be released on J Records in 2004, but was shelved. 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 additional tracks. Rah Digga released a new album, Classic, in 2010. Production was handled by Nottz, and a promo single was released entitled "This Ain't No Lil Kid Rap". Since then she has been releasing music independently through her Soundcloud, Bandcamp and iTunes accounts. Digga currently co-hosts a podcast, Yanadameen Godcast, with a fellow rapper Lord Jamar.

Acting[edit]

Rah Digga participated in 2000 trash comedy film, Da Hip Hop Witch, alongside Eminem, Ja Rule, Vanila Ice, and Outsidaz among others. In 2001 Digga was cast in the film Thirteen Ghosts in the same year, she also appeared alongside Beyoncé and Joy Bryant in MTV's Carmen: A Hip Hopera. In 2003 and 2009, she was featured in the documentary films Queens of Hip Hop (with Salt-N-Pepa) and Say My Name (with Erykah Badu, Jean Grae, Miz Korona, Remy Ma, and MC Lyte, among others). Additionally, Digga has appeared as a guest star on The Mo'Nique Show.

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
  • MTV Video Music Award
    • 2006: Best Hip-Hop Video ("Touch It (remix)"), Nominated

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Unreleased albums[edit]

  • Everything Is a Story (2004)

Collaboration albums[edit]

  • The Imperial with Flipmode Squad (1998)

Singles[edit]

  • "Tight" (1999)
  • "Imperial" (1999) #16 Hot Rap Singles
  • "Break Fool" (2000) #15 Hot Rap Singles
  • "Mirror Mirror" (2001)
  • "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)
  • "Made MC" (2011)
  • "Storm Coming" (2014)
  • "Angela Davis" (2014)

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, Pacewon, Young Zee The Score
"Juice" Young Zee Musical Meltdown
"Mardi Gras at Midnight" 1997 A Tribe Called Quest The Jam EP
"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
"Lights Out" Mastermind, Kardinal Offishall Volume 50: Street Legal
"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
"Gangsta Queens" Trina, Groove Armada Blade II soundtrack
"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
"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

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