In 1996, Blackstreet’s “No Diggity” took the world by storm when it was released as the first single from the group’s second album, Another Level. Dre and Queen Pen, it de-throned “Macarena” from its 14-week run at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and it had people everywhere grooving, adding the phrase “No Diggity” to their daily vernacular.
When people say this, they say it in response to something they agree with. For example, if you were to ask me if I enjoy the hit song that I’m currently writing about, my response would be “No Diggity”, because I think it’s an excellent song.
We first hear this in the intro, when they talk about how they “like the Playettes”.. Dr Dre then opens things up, with a verse about making moves and attracting women, and then passing the mic to Blackstreet’s Teddy Riley and Chauncey “Black” Hannibal:
The title of this song (“No Diggity”) is a colloquial term which, most simply translated into plain English, means “no doubt”. And it was commonly used back in those days as an affirmation
Dre, who leads off verse-wise, is pretty much dropping your standard braggadocious verse. That is to say that he personally doesn’t stick to the established topic.
Or let’s say that said term describes an attractive woman who hustles and in the process generates a significant amount of income. And as intended, this song serves as an ode to such ladies, whom Riley and his homeys are strongly attracted to.
Only when placed with other words it really has a meaning. “Hey, did you get that new album yet? It’s the bomb diggity!”
A modifier creating a new phrase or word, generally a positive. A suffix used to imply diggitiness or diggiliciousness of a word
A suffix used to imply diggitiness or diggiliciousness of a word. Suffix used with the word “no” creating the phrase “no-diggity”.
Writers: Andy Watkins / Geri Halliwell / Paul Wilson. By 2000, Geri Halliwell’s transition from Spice Girl to solo artist was near enough complete
Geri had been quick to bring in Absolute to work on her debut album Schizophonic – the same team that helped co-produce Spice and Spiceworld. However, for the first few singles, Geri had largely avoided drawing direct parallels between her solo material and that of her former band
With its disco-pastiche production, Bag It Up explodes into life…and then immediately dials back on itself for the verses. There’s a sense that’s out of necessity more than anything else; Geri Halliwell‘s voice is what it is, and Absolute clearly knew this because they wisely opt for spoken – or should that be semi-seductively purred – verses
13 NSFW ’90s Song Lyrics You Only Understood Years Later. As an angsty 8-year-old, the song of my second grade year was Green Day’s “Boulevard of Broken Dreams.” I was so punk rock in my favorite Gap Kids ensemble, belting out “I walk alone, I walk alone” in my mom’s mini-van, because apparently fractions just really take it out of a kid
I always sang, “what’s forked up.” Yes, as in the utensil. Considering I couldn’t even get the words down, I gave zero thought to the meaning
TBH, it seems like everyone was hot and bothered from ’90 to ’99, because the Billboard 100 was filled with sexy tracks. I danced around my house, earbuds in, iPod mini on repeat to classics like “Genie in a Bottle” and “No Diggity” without a clue as to what the songs were really about
‘No Diggity’: The Story Behind Blackstreet’s Iconic Anthem. It’s one of the most beloved R&B tracks ever, but it certainly didn’t start out that way.
While the group continued to ride the wave of their successful 1994 debut album, thanks to the success of singles like “Before I Let You Go,” and “Joy,” Teddy Riley still found time to produce for the who’s who of hip-hop and R&B like Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown, Heavy D, and more.. At this point, Riley was considered one of the most talented and trustworthy tastemakers in the game
Eventually, though, everyone got on board thanks to some magical production from Riley and Will “Skylz” Stewart, plus major cosigns from Dr. Indeed, “No Diggity” ushered in a new sound in R&B as it was often imitated throughout the rest of the decade and the early aughts
“No Diggity” is an R&B/ hip hop song by American R&B group Blackstreet, featuring rapper Dr. It was the first single from their second album “Another Level” (1996).
The co-producer of the track Teddy Riley spoke out about the difficult process in an interview in 2010: “None of the guys liked ‘No Diggity’. You know how they say they pushed the little one out there to see if it tastes good and see if he would get egged? Well they pushed me out there – and it became a hit
The song’s musical backing track is a changed simple from the start of the infamous song ·Grandma’s Hands” by Bill Withers, which is why he’s credited in the songwriting credits. The song is essentially an R&B love-but-not-quite-love song, talking about a woman that they do not want to “catch feelings” for, and how Blackstreet hopes that “…maybe in time/baby, I can get you in my ride”
“No Diggity” is a song by American R&B group Blackstreet as the first single for their second studio album, Another Level (1996), featuring Dr. Released on July 29, 1996, the song reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 and in Iceland and New Zealand
In the United Kingdom, the song peaked at number nine. “No Diggity” was the final number-one single of Cash Box magazine
It uses samples from Bill Withers’s “Grandma’s Hands”.. The song ranked at number 91 on Rolling Stone and MTV’s “100 Greatest Pop Songs”
I listening to “No Diggity” and I have an app that simultaneously puts up the lyrics to any song I’m listening to. I was listening to the song and forever I have been saying “No diggity, I got to back it up” when it’s actually “I got to bag it up.”
I went on rap genius and “No diggity I got to bag it up” means “no doubt I have to put on a condom” since he definitely has to have to sex with this girl. I was was dumbfounded but kept listening to the song and it totally makes sense
It got me to wondering if it was just me who has been misquoting this song. It’s not just me though, because Eh440 (the Canadian a capella group I saw earlier this week) was saying back it up too
In The Number Ones, I’m reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart’s beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present.. Withers’ grandmother was born into slavery, and she died when he was young
Withers remembers his grandmother’s hands clapping in church, handing him candy, soothing “the local unwed mother.” His grandmother tells him not to run too fast and tells his mother not to whip him. It ends with a feeling of loss just hanging in the air: “I don’t have Grandma anymore/ If I get to heaven, I’ll look for Grandma’s hands.”
It only barely passes the two-minute mark — as if Withers couldn’t bear to spend more time than that thinking about this person who he’d lost. But Withers felt that “Grandma’s Hands” would be the reason that people remembered him
|Songwriter(s)||Chauncey Hannibal Teddy Riley William Stewart Lynise Walters Dr . |“Tonight’s the Night” (1995) “No Diggity” (1996) “(Money Can’t) Buy Me Love” (1997)|
And it was commonly used back in those days as an affirmation.. Lynise Walters (born 1972), better known by her stage name Queen Pen, is an American rapper, singer, and novelist.
It becomes a surprise hit, features in a ridiculous Super Bowl commercial, and turns into a fan-favourite at his shows. Some of his younger fans think it’s his original song, which he finds troubling.
Furthermore What Means No Diggity? New Word Suggestion. What does bag it up mean? He still has sex with her (“bag it up”= to put on a condom.
1 : full of energy and life We were young and full of beans. 2 US : not correct or truthful : full of nonsense If that’s what he’s been saying, then he’s full of beans.
The basic meaning of the clause is made explicit after the verb.. Does No Diggity mean no doubt? slang No doubt; it’s the truth.