News: Rah Digga's Post Flipmode Squad Album In The Works
Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 4:50PM
Former Flipmode Squad member Rah Digga will reportedly drop her long-delayed sophomore album in the early summer.
While details are still coming together, producer Nottz is attached to step behind the boards.
An MC's MC regardless of gender, Rah Digga, best known for her Lyricist Lounge performances and member of Busta Rhymes Flipmode Squad, prepares to release a second classic album June 2010 produced by Nottz. (Raw Koncept)
Last July, Digga confirmed no longer being a part of Flipmode.
"No, I'm no longer with Flipmode," Rah explained in an interview. "It was an amicable split though. There's no beef, none whatsoever...[Today] I can't try to conform to what the [music] industry thinks I should be doing or records I think should be a single, I should try to run after Akon or T-Pain on the hook, I'm just going to do what I love to do." (Street Heat)
Her association with Busta Rhymes stemmed from rap icon Q-Tip.
When A Tribe Called Quest's Q-Tip discovered her at a performance at New York's Lyricist Lounge, he introduced her toBusta Rhymes, who invited her to join the Flipmode Squad. As a part of that hip-hop clique, she appeared on Rhymes' 1997 album When Disaster Strikes and the Flipmode Squad's The Imperial Album from 1998. (All Music)
Her debut album, Dirty Harriet, was released around 2000.
Dirty Harriet has a steely, raw sound; Digga favors bleak, unrelentingly minor-key samples, which gives the album a feel more akin to DMX and the Wu-Tang than to the tracks of most other female MCs. "Showdown" rolls with a sneaky organ hook, then Digga raps "So Cool" in a drone that recalls Ozzy Osbourne's lower registers; the tune is about the ephemeral nature of being, well, extremely fly. "Break Fool" may be the most evil metal-rap headbanger of the month -- the way Rah Digga freaks the chorus, "Smoke it up, trick it up!," is so muscular, it oughta send Fred Durst back to the StairMaster. (Rolling Stone)
No further details have been released as of now.
Check out Rah Digga speaking on her break away from Flipmode Squad down below: