Last Thursday's show at the Music Resource Center was all about love, positivity, and good vibes.
NoahIMean (aka Nati Kid, aka Noah Sweeney, aka co-founder of the turntablist collective The Animal Crackers) opened the sold-out show. A true professional and a mixing maestro, NoahIMean scratched symbiotically from song to song, causing a simultaneous head bobbing throughout the crowd.
Khari, a rising Cincinnati hip hop star, hit the stage blazing. His positive energy and lyrical prowess moved the audience to their feet with songs such as “Love” and “Aphrodite.”
The evening’s main event, Rah Digga, brought a fun, upbeat, enthusiastic vibe to the stage. A hip hop staple and a leading MC since the 90s, Rah entertained us with hits such as “Whoa!,” “Cha Cha Cha,” and “I Know What You Want.” Don't get it twisted, Rah still drops solid bars and does it with ease and perfection.
Rah is also an activist for hip hop, a self appointed gatekeeper who will, “rage on social media with whoever, whenever, in the name of bars.”
Rah encouraged young MCs to speak positive energy into their words. “One of the most important things to rap and lyricism is that the words manifest energy,” said Rah.
Rah Digga unquestionably still has “it.” She shined like a diamond on stage, and took no prisoners as she dropped bar after bar.
Don’t sleep on Cincinnati’s hip hop scene.