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Rah Digga
Birth name Rashia Fisher
Also known as Harriet Thugman
Born December 18, 1972 (1972-12-18) (age 37)
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapper
Years active 1995–present
Labels Raw Koncept Media Group
Universal Music

Rah Digga (born Rashia Fisher; December 18, 1972) is an American rapper. Well known as a long time 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[4].

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Musical career

Rah Digga was born in New Jersey and went to a private school in Maryland to study electrical engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology[5]. She learned how to rap by studying the raps of KRS-One, Rakim, and Kool G Rap of the Juice Crew[6], as recounted in the book How to Rap.

She worked with hip-hop group Twice the Flavor before joining the Outsidaz[7], leading to a feature on the track "Cowboys" from the Fugees album The Score[8]. Being seen by Q-Tip at the Lyricist Lounge lead to her meeting with Busta Rhymes, and joining his Flipmode Squad[9][10], later appearing on "numerous Busta Rhymes albums"[11][12]. Her debut solo, Dirty Harriet, was released in 1999 featuring Busta Rhymes and Eve[13]. She also worked with Bahamadia on the track "Be Ok" from Lyricist Lounge, Vol. 1[14].

Film

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

Awards/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

Discography

Singles

  • "Tight" (1999)
  • "Break Fool" (2000)
  • "Party and Bullshit 2003" (2003)
  • "Mirror Mirror" (2004)
  • "Make It Hot"/"See It In Your Eyes" (2005)
  • "New Shit" (2008)
  • "Lil' Fattie" (2008)
  • 'Intro" (2009) street leak

References

  1. ^ 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. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:3cfexqqjldte
  4. ^ Edwards, Paul, 2009, How to Rap: The Art & Science of the Hip-Hop MC, Chicago Review Press, p. 328.
  5. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:3cfexqqjldte
  6. ^ Edwards, Paul, 2009, How to Rap: The Art & Science of the Hip-Hop MC, Chicago Review Press, p. 328.
  7. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:3cfexqqjldte
  8. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:3cfexqqjldte
  9. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:3cfexqqjldte
  10. ^ Edwards, Paul, 2009, How to Rap: The Art & Science of the Hip-Hop MC, Chicago Review Press, p. 328.
  11. ^ Edwards, Paul, 2009, How to Rap: The Art & Science of the Hip-Hop MC, Chicago Review Press, p. 328.
  12. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:3cfexqqjldte
  13. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:3cfexqqjldte
  14. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:3cfexqqjldte

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