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Birth name  Rashia Fisher
Name  Rah Digga
Years active  1995–present

Occupation(s)  Rapper/actress
Genres  Hip hop
Role  Rapper
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Also known as  Harriet Thugman, Rah Diggity
Born  December 18, 1974 (age 41) Newark, New Jersey, United States (1974-12-18)
Labels  Flipmode, Elektra, Raw Koncept
Albums  Dirty Harriet, Classic, Never Back Down
Education  New York Film Academy, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Movies  Thirteen Ghosts, Carmen: A Hip Hopera, Da Hip Hop Witch, Michael Jackson: 30th Anni, Queens of Hip Hop
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Rah Digga (born Rashia Fisher) is an American rapper, model and actress. Well known as a longtime member of the Flipmode Squad, a hip hop group led by Busta Rhymes, she parted ways amicably with the group in 2007. She has been called "one of rap's most prominent women MCs" by Allmusic and "one of hip-hop's most skilled female MCs" in the book How to Rap. Rah Digga is a resident of Newark, New Jersey. Throughout her career, Rah Digga has collectively sold over 1 million records worldwide.

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Early life

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

Musical career

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She worked with hip-hop group Twice the Flavor before joining the Outsidaz, leading to a feature on the track "Cowboys" from the Fugees album The Score. She was spotted by Q-Tip at the Lyricist Lounge which led to her meeting Busta Rhymes and joining his Flipmode Squad and has appeared on several Busta Rhymes albums. Her debut solo, Dirty Harriet, was released in 2000 and featured Busta Rhymes and Eve. She also worked with Bahamadia on the track "Be Ok" from Lyricist Lounge, Vol. 1. At that time they were the two leading women of the Lyricist Lounge movement which also served as 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 movie 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 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 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.

Acting

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Rah Digga participated in 2000 trash comedy film, Da Hip Hop Witch, alongside Eminem, Ja Rule, Vanila Ice, and Outsidaz among others.

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She 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.

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In 2003 and 2009, she was featured in documentary films "Queens Of Hip Hop" (with Salt-N-Pepa) and "Say My Name" (with Erykah Badu, Jean Grae, Miz Korona, Remy Ma, MC Lyte among others).

Also, Rah Digga was a guest star in The Mo'Nique Show.

Personal life

She was dated Dewayne Battle since 1992, the couple got married and divorced in 2000-2010s. They have a daughter named Sativa, born in 1997.

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 Hip-Hop Video ("Touch It (remix)"), Nominated
  • Solo

  • Dirty Harriet (2000)
  • Everything is a Story (unreleased, recorded in 2004)
  • Classic (2010)
  • With Flipmode Squad

  • The Imperial (1998)
  • Singles

  • "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)
  • "Made MC" (2011)
  • "Storm Coming" (2014)
  • "Angela Davis" (2014)
  • References

    Rah Digga Wikipedia


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