Rah Digga (born Rashia Fisher) established a strong reputation as a lyrical force from the jump, first getting her start as part of the acclaimed group, The Outsidaz. During her time with the New Jersey-based collective, she not only met her future husband Young Zee, but also landed her first massive guest feature—appearing on The Fugee’s renowned 1996 debut album The Score on the track “Cowboys.” Soon after, Rah Digga gave a fiery performance at New York City’s famed Lyricist Lounge, catching the eye of Q-Tip and rapping while eight months pregnant. The Tribe Called Quest co-founder promptly orchestrated introducing Rah Digga to Busta Rhymes, with the Grammy-nominated artist extending her an invitation to join his Flipmode Squad. The crew’s debut album The Imperial was released in 1998, with Flipmode receiving Best New Group at the 1999 Source Awards.
With a handful of collaborations under her belt, Rah Digga dropped her solo debut Dirty Harriet in 2000, featuring guest appearances from the likes of Busta Rhymes and Eve, as well as including production from Nottz, DJ Premier, and Pete Rock. Rah Digga began her acting career that same year, landing a role in Da Hip Hop Witch, alongside Eminem, Ja Rule, and Vanilla Ice. In 2001, she was cast in the film, Thirteen Ghosts, as well as appeared in MTV’s Carmen: A Hip Hopera, alongside Beyoncé and Joy Bryant. Her sophomore album Everything Is A Story never saw a formal release, with the unofficial 23-track project later leaking online. In 2010, Rah Digga released Classic, a featureless effort that was produced solely by Nottz. Rah Digga has since continued to expand her catalog, with her most recent singles—”Storm Coming” and “Angela Davis”—arriving in 2014. She also continues to spread the word of hip-hop through public speaking and workshops.