Between Blackstreet's sung verses are rap verses performed by Dre, Teddy Riley and Queen Pen. Despite the fact that some of Dr. Dre & Queen Pen's lyrics are censored, there are no "dirty" versions of the song. Also, there is a radio version that excludes both rappers and features Blackstreet only, tailor made for airplay on Top 40 Pop and Adult R&B stations.
The video is directed by Hype Williams and features Blackstreet members in front of a beachhouse standing in the sand, dancers in a wet road surrounded by black limousines, and a marionette playing the piano sample in a club. It was nominated for Best R&B Video and Best Rap Video on 1997's MTV Video Music Awards. Video production and casting was handled in house by Future Recording Studios manager Tony Brown who also worked closely with puppeteers to develop marionettes of Teddy Riley and Chauncey Black.
Australian CD single
"No Diggity" (LP version)
"No Diggity" (clean version)
"No Diggity" (Billie Jean Remix)
"No Diggity" (All Star Remix)
"No Diggity" *(Instrumental)
A1 "Billie Jean" (Remix) – 5:38
Producer: Blackstreet, Teddy Riley
A2 "Billie Jean" (Instrumental) – 5:38
Producer: Blackstreet, Teddy Riley
A3 "No Diggity" ("Will" Remix) – 4:26
Producer: Teddy Riley, William "Skylz" Stewart
B1 "No Diggity" ("All-Star" Remix) – 4:44)
B2 "No Diggity" ("All-Star" Remix Instrumental) – 4:44
Published by Donrill Music/Zomba Enterprises, Inc. (ASCAP/Chauncey Black Music for Smokin' Sounds [ASCAP]/Queenpen Music (ASCAP)/Sidi Music (BMI)/Sony Songs Inc./Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But Fuckin' (ASCAP)
Track recorded by George Mayers, John Hanes, Serban Genea and Sean Poland for Future Recording Studios, Virginia Beach, VA. Track mastered by Herb Powers at Hit Factory, New York, NY.
Queen Pen appears courtesy of Funky Mama Productions/Interscope Records. Dr. Dre appears courtesy of Aftermath Entertainment.
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British singer Cher Lloyd covered this song on The X Factor (2010)
Australian indie artist Chet Faker recorded a cover that appeared on his 2012 EP Thinking in Textures. Faker's version was also featured in the 2013 Super Bowl Ad for Beck's Sapphire beer.
Hamilton College (New York)'s all-male a cappella group The Buffers sing a cover that also features on their album Buck Rogers in the 21st Century.
The song is also covered in a capella in the 2012 musical comedy Pitch Perfect by Anna Kendrick and other female members of the cast. The original song was also used in promotional material.
American independent musician, singer, songwriter and record producer Tyler Ward also covered this song in March 2013, it is available on iTunes now in the album "Web Cam Songs".
Mamma Freedom covered "No Diggity" on the 2013 album Preachers and Criminals.
Chicago's J.C. Brooks & The Uptown Sound performed a version of the song in June 2013 for The A.V. Club's A.V. Undercover series.
In March 2013, British singers/songwriters Ed Sheeran and Passenger performed a live acoustic cover of No Diggity during several live performances, one of them notably being mashed up with Thrift Shop by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. It is thought that this was the reason for the re-entry of the song around this time to 38 in the Top 40.