Rha Goddess

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Rha Goddess
Birth name Rhamelle Greene
Origin New York, New York, United States
Genres Rap
Years active 1995–present
Labels Divine Dime Entertainment

Rha Goddess is a hip-hop artist and playwright who coined the term "floetry" and independently released a solo album, Soulah Vibe, in 2000. Rha Goddess has collaborated with artists like Zulu Nation, The Last Poets, and Chuck D. She began writing poems and journals when her mother died of stomach cancer in 1995; her death was followed by the deaths of a family friend, an uncle, and two young men from her community. She was a collaborating artist in Rhythmicity during the Humana Festival of New American Plays' 2002–2003 season.[1] Her play Low debuted in Actors Theatre of Louisville in March 2006.

Floetry[edit]

Rha Goddess coined the term "floetry" to define her style. Floetry, as defined by Rha Goddess, is a blend of rhythm, poetry, hip-hop and politics. The actual term has been spread throughout the hip-hop community.

Soulah Vibe[edit]

Rha Goddess' first album, Soulah Vibe, was released through her independent label Divine Dime. The track "Elements" figuratively describes a connection between the four elements of nature and the four elements of hip-hop. The title track "Soulah Vibe" acts a "spiritual manifesto". The tracks "Can't Touch This" and "My Pen (Remix)" have a more funky and upbeat ambiance.

Low[edit]

Low is a full-length play written by Rha Goddess. It attempts to define or give an illustration of insanity. The sole character is Lowquesha. Her plight is described in a series of poems and monologues recited and acted out by Rha Goddess. In its review, the Louisville Courier-Journal said: "In a fleet and flawless hour, Rha Goddess goes on a savage journey into the tortured mind of a young woman battling mental illness."[2]

This play is available from Playscripts, Inc. in the book Humana Festival 2006: The Complete Plays.

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  1. ^ Charles Whaley, Charles (2003). "The Humana Festival: 2003". Curtain Up. New York, NY: Curtain Up. Retrieved 2003.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ http://111one.org/hhmhp