Gotta do something for the ladies. It’s been a really rough week out there. Kim? Dud. Foxy? Dud. Lauryn Hill? Getting that late pass. Thankfully, Newark’s na na is still ill and Rah Digga is “Straight Spittin 4.5” to the Marco Polo remix of the track from her very dope album, Classic.
Polo delivers booming hard drums that pound and sneakily weaves guitar strings and a bassline in between booms and baps with a three note key squeezed in for good measure. Then a whirling sweeping string section gobbles up the track at the end of the measure. It provides a steady rhythm, a crescendo and some excitement that hides the basic loop structure of the track. Mentions of Marcus Aurelius? Half these rappers barely know Markus Anthony. Well done.
What more can be said about Rah Digga? She spitting in the cops faces “for that Sean Bell shit,” she’s spitting till there are no more remnants with no idea where the end is. Her voice is strong, her tits are thankfully fully covered, as is hoer booty, there are no drug lord dreams and no calling for sanctioning of people with violence. Pick up a mic and get your ass torched…with lyrics.
When you ask a guy what he wants from a woman eventually you come to spit or swallow. When Rah Digga is in the house, the answer turns to the opposite. You want her to spit. If only the other mainstream femcess didn’t suck. “Straight Spittin 4.5.” Get hip.