As questions abound about the Flipmode Squad's possible split with Elektra Records, rapper Rah Digga has been tapped to appear at a Rock The Vote concert and rally at Wake Forest University on October 11.
Rah Digga, along with Daniel Cage and Hootie and the Blowfish, will perform at the event, which is being staged in conjunction with that evening's presidential debate between Al Gore and George W. Bush at Wake Forest's Wait Chapel.
Third party candidates, including Ralph Nader and Pat Buchanan, are expected to attend the rally, which will include a screening of the nearby presidential debate from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. (ET). Yahoo.com plans to Webcast the Rock The Vote concert and forum.
Rah Digga will be pulling double duty that evening, as she also is set to serve as the MC for "Loud Lounge," an interactive political talk show about youth-oriented issues and activism.
Outside the worlds of politics and music, Rah Digga is getting ready to
start work on her first big-screen film, "13 Ghosts," a project that began shooting last week in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Directed by Steve Beck and produced by Joel Silver, "13 Ghosts" is a remake of the 1960 horror movie of the same title that was originally helmed by William Castle. In that film, a reclusive doctor bequeaths his haunted house to a broke relative. A fortune has been hidden in the dwelling, and the new caretaker has to deal with ghosts (whom he can see with the aid of special glasses) in order to find the stash.
According to Digga's publicist at Elektra, the rapper has been cast as a nanny named Maggie for "13 Ghosts," which is tentatively set for release through Dark Castle Entertainment in mid-2001.