BLACKstreet – “No Diggity”

October 14, 2022

Today’s song of the day is the American R&B and hip-hop song “No Diggity” by Blackstreet. The song won a number of awards and is still regarded as one of the top hip-hop tracks of all time.

Fun Facts:

  • “No Diggity” was released on July 29, 1996, and features the stylings of both Dr. Dre and Queen Pen. Dr. Dre is a Grammy Award-winning rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. Queen Pen is similarly a rapper and record producer, as well as a novelist.
  • The song’s success was immediate and explosive, rocketing up to number one on music charts all around the world. Notably, the hit commanded the number one spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 for a full fourteen weeks.
  • In the year 1996 alone, “No Diggity” sold 1.6 million copies.
  • Two years later, in 1998, the hit won the group a Grammy Award for “Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.”
  • Blackstreet was founded in New York City in 1991 and originally consisted of five members: Teddy Riley, Chauncey “Black” Hannibal, Levi Little, and Joseph Stonestreet.
  • Prior to the release of the group’s first full-length album, however, Joseph Stonestreet left the group and was replaced by Dave Hollister.
  • The founding members initially planned on naming the group “Stonestreet,” but they later decided to swap “Stone” with “Black,” Chauncey Hannibal’s nickname.
  • Rolling Stone and MTV listed the song at number 91 on their list of 100 Greatest Pop Songs. 
  • It ranked #32 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of the ’90s. 
  • Other “best of” lists the hit has been featured on include “1001 Best Songs Ever” by Q Magazine, “Greatest Songs Since You Were Born” by Blender Magazine, and “100 Best Songs of the 1990s” by New Musical Express (NME).
  • Blackstreet remains an active group to this day and consists of members Chauncey “Black” Hannibal, Levi Little, Mark Middleton, and Eric Williams.

Lyrics 

[Intro]

Yeah

You know what?

I like the playettes

No diggity, no doubt, uh

Play on, playette

Play on, playette

Yo, Dre, drop the verse

It’s going down, fade to Blackstreet

The homies got at me, collab’ creations bump like acne

No doubt, I put it down, never slouch

As long as my credit can vouch, a dog couldn’t catch me **** out

Tell me who can stop when Dre makin’ moves

Attracting honeys like a magnet

Giving ’em eargasms with my mellow accent

Still moving this flavor

With the homies Blackstreet and Teddy

The original rump shakers

Shorty get down, good Lord

Baby got ’em open all over town

Strictly biz, she don’t play around

Cover much grounds, got game by the pound

Getting paid is her forte

Each and every day, true player way

I can’t get her out of my mind (Wow)

I think about the girl all the time (Wow-wow)

East side to the west side

Pushin’ phat rides, it’s no surprise

She got tricks in the stash, stacking up the cash

Fast when it comes to the gas

By no means average

She’s on when she’s got to have it

Baby, you’re a perfect ten, I wanna get in

Can I get down so I can win?

I like the way you work it

No diggity, I got to bag it up (Bag it up)

I like the way you work it

No diggity, I got to bag it up (Bag it up, girl)

I like the way you work it

No diggity, I got to bag it up (Bag it up)

I like the way you work it

No diggity, I got to bag it up (Get up)

She’s got class and style

Street knowledge by the pound

Baby never act wild

Very low-key on the profile

Catchin’ feelings is a no

Let me tell you how it goes

Herb’s the word, spin’s the verb

Lovers, it curves, so freak what you heard

Rollin’ with the phatness

You don’t even know what the half is

You’ve got to pay to play

Just for shorty bang-bang to look your way

I like the way you work it

Trump tight all day, every day

You’re blowing my mind, maybe in time

Baby, I can get you in my ride

I like the way you work it

No diggity, I got to bag it up (Bag it up)

I like the way you work it

No diggity, I got to bag it up (Oh, yeah)

I like the way you work it

No diggity, I got to bag it up (Bag it up, babe)

I like the way you work it

No diggity, I got to bag it up (Get up)

Hey yo, hey yo, hey yo, hey yo (Hey yo, that girl looks good)

Hey yo, hey yo, hey yo, hey yo (Play on, play on, play on)

Hey yo, hey yo, hey yo, hey yo (You’re my kind of girl)

Hey yo, hey yo, hey yo, hey yo (Hey yo)

‘Cause that’s my peeps and we rolls deep

Flyin’ first class from New York City to Blackstreet

What you know about me? Not a **** thing

Cartier wooden frames sported by my shorty

As for me, icy gleaming pinkie diamond ring

We bes the baddest clique up on the scene

Ain’t you getting bored with these fake-**** broads?

I shows and proves, no doubt, I been diggin’ you so

Please excuse if I come across rude, that’s just me

And that’s how a playette’s got to be

Stay kickin’ game with a capital G

Ask the peoples on my block, I’m as real as can be

Word is bond, faking moves never been my thing

So, Teddy, pass the word to your **** Chauncy

I’ll be sending the call, let’s say, around 3:30

Queen Pen and Blackstreet, it’s no diggity (No diggity, no doubt, baby)

I like the way you work it

No diggity, I got to bag it up (Girl, you got it going on)

I like the way you work it

No diggity, I got to bag it up (Play on, play on, play on)

(Hey yo, hey yo, hey yo, hey yo) I like the way you work it

No diggity, I got to bag it up (Hey, ooh)

(Hey yo, hey yo, hey yo, hey yo) I like the way you work it

No diggity, I got to bag it up (Hell, yeah, babe)

Yeah, come on

Becky in full effect (No doubt)

Lisa in full effect (Right)

Vicky in full effect (Uh-huh)

Tamika in full effect (Yeah)

Blaze in full effect (Right)

Ain’t nothin’ goin’ on but the rent (No doubt)

Yeah, play on, playette (Play on, playette)

Play on (Play on), play on (play on)

‘Cause I like it (Right)

No diggity, no doubt, yeah

Blackstreet productions

We out, we out (Right)

We out, we out

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