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Rashia Fisher, better know as Rah Digga, is a New Jersey representative who first grabbed our ears on the infamous Fugees album, The Score, on a track titled, ‘Cowboys‘ with her then group “Da Outsidaz.” The group spawned loads of talent including her future husband, Young Zee, but it was Digga’s aggressive vocals that made her a standout. Soon after, A Tribe Called Quest front man Q-Tip, first signed Rah Digga through Elektra Records. It was Q-Tip who led a pregnant Digga to fellow MC Busta Rhymes who was so impressed with her tough rhymes, she then became the first lady of Da Flipmode Squad.

The “Harriet Thugman of Rap” bullied her way on the rap scene in 1998 on Flipmode Squad’s gold debut, The Imperial, and alongside Busta and his team were one of hip-hop’s most noticeable crews.  They took home several prominent awards including the Source Hip Hop Music Award for Best New Group, in 2000.  Busta and his crew dominated radio with songs like, “Everybody On The Line Outside” and “Cha Cha Cha”.  After appearing on numerous Busta Rhyme’s records, Rah Digga released her solo debut Dirty Harriet in 2000 featuring the smash, ‘Tight’ , which went gold, and officially stamped Rah Digga as another one of Hip Hop’s treasured emcees.

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Although Flipmode Sqaud’s album was shelved, the group went different ways and Rah Digga’s second album Everything Is A Story also meant to be released on J Records was never released.  Digga admits many of Flipmode Squad’s became Busta Rhyme’s singles once it was time for his release.  Moving into another direction, Rah Digga showcased her acting abilities in the movie ‘Thirteen Ghosts’ and the hip-hopera ‘Carmen Jones’ alongside a blossoming Beyonce.

Rah Digga was sought out by some of the biggest stars.  She has worked alongside Mariah Carey, was handpicked by Michael Jackson for his 30th Anniversary Special, and even Amy Winehouse–before her untimely death, expressed her desire to work with the MC.

Digga confirms the Flipmode squad amicably parted ways in 2007 but remain tight.

Still releasing music on her own terms, and touring the circuit, Rah Digga released Classic in 2010 produced by Nottz  with her braggadocios rhymes on songs like’This Ain’t No Lil Kid Rap’.

Rah Digga’s ability to carve her name in hip-hop and make music that she wants classifies her as one of our hip-hop Queens.  

“I don’t change my sh*t for nobody, you gonna get hard whether its a love song, a ballad or a club song.” Digga proclaims. 

“Whatever I’m rocking on, I’m rocking hard, and people know that, and when they come for Rah Digga, that’s what they gonna get!”

And that’s what we want.

 –@CourtneyBrown