What a bizarre question… fortunately, I know that answer. That should not be a surprise to you.
Oh, by the way: I’ve had to answer two questions today. First time that’s happened in a VERY long time. So please scroll down a bit and read the other question of the day as well.
Question: what is the origin of the phrase: “dang diggy dang”.
Answer: it’s a phrase that’s commonly used in Rap and Hip-Hop music. I think it’s primarily used as a filler because that sort of “music” often is (to be kind) rather light on meaningful lyrics. So, think of “dang diggy dang” as being the rap/hip-hop equivalent of “la la la la la”.
But where did it originate? Well, as far as I can recall, it came from a very early Rap song. I managed to find the lyrics: http://somethingsomething.blogspot.com/2007/09/80s-music-video-sunday-37.html
and the music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hXPu32FuE4
As the music will likely eventually disappear, the song is: Jam-On It by Newcleus. It’s kind of a combination disco/rap song from 1984. Yes, it’s that old. You may have been conceived to this music; there was a lot of “experimentation” back in the 80’s.
It’s kind of catchy, if meaningless. So I think that the next generation of rappers must have “gotten their groove on” with this particular proto-rap song.
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