Riggidy, or more broadly the suffix "iggidy" is derived from the insertion of syllables to fill a beat or bar while emceeing. E.g. I'm gonna riggidy rip your face off.
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. For example if someone were to say to you;
"Was that some serious bad boy shit or what?"
An appropriate response would be;
or "Full Riggidy"
However the meaning of riggidy is very loose and can be used interchangeably with almost any term. For example, one could alternatively replace the question with a riggidy based term, e.g.;
And again an appropriate response would be;
or "Full Riggidy"
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.
In this context, 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.
See above definition for riggidy examples.
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