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Rah Digga
Rah Digga
Rashia Tashan Fisher
  • Harriet Thugman
  • Rah Diggity
Born (1972-12-18) December 18, 1972 (age 48)
Newark, New Jersey, United States
GenresHip hop
  • Rapper
  • musician
  • singer
  • actress
1993-present
Labels

Rashia Tashan Fisher (born December 18, 1972) is an American rapper, writer, activist 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 by AllMusic"[3] and "one of hip hop's most skilled female MCs" in the book How to Rap.[1]

Early life

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

Music

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] She 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 home base for artists such as Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Pharaohe Monch, Common Sense, Lord Have Mercy, Foxy Brown and Shabaam Sahdeeq. In 2001 she starred in the film Thirteen Ghosts and sung the title track "Mirror Mirror" on the soundtrack.

Her second album Everything Is a Story was due to be released on Clive Davis's 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 SoundCloud, Bandcamp and the iTunes Store. Digga currently co-hosts a podcast, Yanadameen Godcast, with a fellow rapper Lord Jamar and comedian, Godfrey.

Acting

Rah Digga first appeared in Da Hip Hop Witch (2000), playing a fictionalized version of herself. She was then cast in the film Thirteen Ghosts (2001) alongside Tony Shalhoub, F. Murray Abraham, Shannon Elizabeth and Matthew Lillard in her first real acting role. In the same year, she also appeared alongside Beyoncé and Joy Bryant in MTV's Carmen: A Hip Hopera (2001). 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.

Personal life

She was in a relationship with fellow rapper Young Zee.[4] The couple has a daughter named Sativa, born in 1997.[5]

Discography

Studio albums

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Da Hip Hop Witch Self Direct-to-video
2001 Carmen: A Hip Hopera Rasheeda Television film
2001 Thirteen Ghosts Maggie Bess

Awards and nominations

  • 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 Rap Video ("Touch It (remix)"), Nominated
    • 2006: Best Male Video ("Touch It (remix)"), Nominated

References

  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. ^ Farley, Christopher John (March 26, 2000). "Rah Digga Ready To Blow Up". Time. ISSN 0040-781X. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ "Rah Digga". IMDb. Retrieved 2016.

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