1. Riggidy, or more broadly the suffix "iggidy" is derived from the insertion of syllables to fill a beat or bar while emceeing.
2. Popularized by the likes of A Tribe Called Quest
and their contemporaries, and latterly adopted heavily by British drum n bass
MCs, iggidy comes in many forms, but riggidy has been adopted as a semi-universal term meaning anything loosely "drum n bass". It is often used to convey agreement in a very drum n bass fashion. However the meaning of riggidy is very loose and can be used interchangeably with almost any term in a DnB
context to covey a sense of intimacy with the situation or environment in statement / question is made.
3. The usage of riggidy can also extend beyond the field of drum n bass and be used interchangeably with many day to day non-drum n bass based terms.
NB: In many ways the closest analogue to the term "riggidy" is the term "forget about it
" used by the Italian mafia to mean almost anything depending on the context of the conversation. The film "Donnie Brasco
" has a scene with an excellent explanation of the term "forget about it".
The main difference between these two terms is found in the way when used in a day to day fashion, to some extent they also convey a subtle notion of familiarity with nuances of the social niches from which they are derived.
1. Classical use of riggidy:
I'm gonna riggidy rip your face off.
2a. Modern use of riggidy in a DnB based context to covey emphatic agreement:
"Was that some serious bad boy shit or what?"
An appropriate response to this would be;
or "Full Riggidy"
2b. One could alternatively replace the question with a riggidy based term, to;
a) Generalize the question, but infer that its drum n bass focused, in which case context and intonation play a major role in defining the meaning.
b) Emphasize the "Drum n Bassness" of the situation.
c) Give u something to say to your mate at a rave when ur too munted
to come up with a proper question.
And again an appropriate response would be;
or "Full Riggidy"
3. Usage in day to day context.
Example A: Conveying agreement without inferring an aspect of drum n bass, but rather just a sense of familiarity.
Person A: "I just went to McDonalds
and it was well crap, now I feel sick.
Person B: "riggidy"
Example B: Riggidy used in place of jiggy
or intimate as well as conveying agreement inferring a sense of familiarity.
Person A: "Hey baby u want come over here and get all riggidy with me?"
Person B: "Mmmm, riggidy"