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Rah Digga & Sa-Roc

Ages 21 and up
Friday, August 11
Doors: 9pm Show: 9pm
$25 to $30

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.
Rah has been the recipient of several prominent awards for her work in the music field but her
most cherished acknowledgement was being presented the Key to the City of Newark by former
Mayor Sharpe James on the day of her debut album release back in 2000.
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,” Sa-Roc is an artist for a socially
conscious generation.”
She 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.
By her own admission, Sa-Roc was painfully shy and reclusive as a youth. In 2018, she
channeled that pain into the self-empowerment anthem “Forever”. The song struck a chord with
many, creating a viral sensation that led to worldwide critical acclaim, with an official music
video on YouTube that has amassed nearly 6 million views to date.
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.

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