Rah Digga, former first lady of the formerly mighty Flipmode Squad, who released Classic, a critically acclaimed album in 2010, took offence to her name being disparaged by Fat Trel and Tyler The Creator, and did what any veteran MC from back in the days would have done. Responded on proverbial wax.
Rah Digga dropped “The Nigga in Me,” an aggressive rebuttal over an aggressive track, lighting into both Fat Trel and Tyler The Creator, hitting the former with lines like, “Fat Trel could kiss my global rap ass / he barely out of D.C. / tried to look him up / he ain’t even got a Wiki,” and the latter with the spotlight line of the track, “And I was trying to support this young black man / it’s too bad you probably lost your only black fan.”
In an statement, Rah Digga explained, “They poked fun at me, I’m just pokin back. It’s all sport to me. I wish em all the best, they just need to understand who is off limits. MC Lyte is off limits. Rah Digga is off limits. Respect those who kept hip hop raw so that we could still have a culture or get a first hand lesson in a lyrical ass whoopin. Love is love.”
She subsequently tweeted the following, more concise explanation:
In my 20 YEARS of putting out music I’ve never engaged in publicity stunts. Where I come from u say my name u get served. Simple. &. Plain.
— Rah Digga (@therealrahdigga) April 6, 2012
Check the response, and let us know what you think. Did Dirty Harriet do the damn thing? Or should she have just left well enough alone?