Rah Digga Raises Nearly $5k for Newark Community Dance Center

The rapper wants to create jobs for people in her hometown.

By Jamilah King Sep 30, 2013

Longtime emcee Rah Digga has a new project on her hands. The Newark, New Jersey native has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $20,000 for The NJ Dance Network, a facility that the artist and several community members are trying to establish in an abandoned building in the city’s downtown. According to the Kickstarter page:

It is a chance for children that do not attend the one (1) performing arts school (Arts High) in the city to receive some formal training. The goal is to develop full-scale dance recitals, theatrical productions to be performed in our city, and basically act as a stomping ground to deter talented kids from getting into trouble with their idle time.

Rah Digga is also working on a new EP called "Hood House: So Jersey" that’s scheduled to drop this December. It’ll feature participants from the NJ Dance Network. According to the rapper, "It is my hope that employing people directly from the community would be a great way to boost morale and offer them a chance to experience pop culture in a positive environment while utilizing his or her natural born talents."