@ The Grey Eagle
Saturday August 12, 2023
09:00 PM - 11:00 pm
Rah Digga (born Rashia Fisher) is an american rapper, writer, actress, and activist. Well known as a long time member fo the Flipmode Squad, a Hip Hop group led by Busta Rhymes, she parted ways amicably with the group in 2007 and continued to have a prosperous solo career. She has been called “one of rap’s most prominent women MC’s” by Allmusic and has been deemed “one of Hip Hop’s most skilled female MC’s” in the book How to Rap. You can catch her on the weekly podcast she hosts with Lord Jamar titled the “Yanadameen Godcast”. Rah Digga is a resident of Newark, NJ.
Early on, Rah Digga was a member of the Outsidaz, a group that included Eminem. She went on to join Flipmode Squad after being handpicked by Q-Tip fro A Tribe Called Quest where he spotted her performing eight months pregnant at a Lyricist Lounge showcase. After recording a series of projects with her new crew, Rah went on to achieve success in Hollywood making movies including Joel Silver’s blockbuster sci-fi hit “Thirteen Ghosts” and MTV Hip Hopera “Carmen” starring Beyonce. After a nice stint on the west coast, she came back to Newark to pursue her true passion by combining her first and second loves, music and working with kids.
Sa-Roc is arguably one of the most vibrant MCs in the world today. Her crisp articulation, fiery delivery, and her elevated and insightful lyricism have often placed her within the same conversation as some of Hip Hop’s most notable artists. Once dubbed by Okayplayer as “one of the most formidable microphone mavens in the game,” and recently heralded by NPR as “a modern day griot whose aura radiates calm in a world of chaos,” she is an artist for a socially conscious generation.
Sa-Roc grew up in Southeast D.C. at the height of the crack era, with neighborhoods plagued by poverty and disaffection. Her early experiences shaped her understanding of the world around her, deepened her emotional sensitivity and cemented a social consciousness that would later feature heavily within her work. She was born three-months premature and didn’t make a sound during the first fourteen months of her life. This struggle to find a voice—both literally and creatively—would later be critical in shaping her lyrical expression.
In 2020, Sa-Roc embarked on the national A Black Woman Created This Tour with rapper Rapsody and performed on NPR’s world-renowned Tiny Desk series, leading viewers to describe her as simply “the truth” and “the best lyricist in recent times.” Shortly thereafter, she released her newest project, The Sharecropper’s Daughter, the title of which pays homage to her father’s experience growing up sharecropping tobacco. The album is, in her own words, “a sonic reflection on the generational inheritance of trauma and triumph that shapes our humanity and influences the way we see the world.” Following a warm critical reception, Sa-Roc returned with a deluxe version of the album in 2021, featuring the addition of six powerful new songs including the sagely affirming “Wild Seeds” and the poignant closer, “The Rebirth”, a transcendent collaboration with the late MF DOOM.
At a time where people all around the globe are calling for social change, Sa-Roc is an MC whose energy and conscious lyrics are poised to shake up the rap game and remind us all that Hip Hop was always about giving a voice to the people.
Saturday August 12, 2023
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Venue Link: http://amsterdamloungedc.com