In a heartfelt homage to the 50-year legacy of Hip Hop, Rah Digga has released a captivating freestyle titled “Thank You, Hip Hop.”
Set against the backdrop of Pusha T’s “Dreaming of the Past” beat, the New Jersey native uses her lyrical prowess to express gratitude to the genre and honor the trailblazers who have left an indelible mark on her perspective, including icons such as Queen Latifah, KRS-One, Brand Nubian, and Wu-Tang Clan.
Over the soulful loop produced by Kanye West, Rah Digga intertwines the roots of Hip Hop with societal movements.
While expressing admiration for the genre’s rich history, Rah Digga also addresses the current state of the Hip Hop landscape, raising concerns about corporate influences and cautioning today’s MCs about the pitfalls of unscrupulous contracts.
She reflects on the industry’s evolution, stating, “Corporate ties generating astronomical wealth/ I’m like, ‘Nuh-uh, something ain’t right here’/ Messed up contracts going on for light years/ A.I. rappers now, what is this nightmare?”