The New Age of Jigg // BBY KODIE Is Modernizing Jigg Music in The Space of Soundcloud Rap

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Written by Greg Harris // Photo by Morgan Symone

When one listens to hip-hop or urban up-tempo music, it’s easy to follow in the dancing motion whether it’s in your room by yourself or attending your local party, both actions seem somewhat synonymous once the rhythm hits the speakers. As the vibe of the song plays an instrumental role into the way people dance, this provides a distinction in what dances are popular in the different areas. From the “Shoot” to the “Backpack Kid” dance, we’ve seen loads of dances translate into the masses of mainstream media and it’s another one that’s currently taking over the soundscape of social media, which is #TheWoah. It’s a free-formed movement that’s motioned in the way as it would in a robotic yet Dallas jigg movement and it ends in the way of someone stopping themselves completely and putting their arms in a holding bike handlebars position to signify the movement.

Although it’s something that’s capturing the attention of others with giving folks something new to groove to, it’s rebirthing the ever famous “Dallas Boogie” movement that swept the nation with artists such as Dorrough, Yung Nation, B-Hamp, Fat Pimp, Big Tuck, The Party Boyz, and many more. This was a spark of music that was getting released in the mid/late 2000’s to the earlier parts of this decade that changed the infrastructure of Texas dance music that ultimately influenced the youth party culture in the Lone Star state. This era may have passed but it’s a similar occurrence that’s happening some of the artists that are coming out of Texas today that’s generating same type of reaction related to #TheWoah phenomenon.

 The influence of the music is extremely influenced by the heavy bass drops and catchy drums and snares that captures the listeners to motion the dance at certain motions and different artists are utilizing the influence in various ways. Much like the famous #Valeeflow that’s spreading on the mainstream soundscape, this modern Jigg influence it’s crossing it’s way across the new demographic of Texas artists that’s making a name for themselves in their respective lanes. Here are some pivotal artists, producers, and creatives who are help keep this dancing spirit alive in their material.

BBY KODIE

When it comes to uniqueness and embodiment of creativity in a space that’s strictly known for dancing, BBY Kodie breaks the borders down with his snarkiness and sharp ability to use his words in forms of hilarity and clarity. When being introduced to his style in the top months of this year, my first impression behind the music was seeing sentiments of Ugly God and Lil B with the based related content that’s being delivered but digging more into his catalog, it’s certainly a jigg influence that’s there as well if you read the between the lines and follow the beats correctly.

But what ultimately defines Kodie’s sound is the ability to be different but also relay messages that can relate. This can range from his well-noted body of work, “Kodie Kardashian” to his newest offering, “Teen Icon”, these show variation in the strong bass induced sounds that’s filled with clever wordplay that will be flying off the wall at any moment.

Although Kodie’s flow is very back to back when it comes to his bars, the rhythmic pattern develops one of the sharpest lyricists with attitude that will be emerging out of the South this year.

The connection to the jig would be his ultimate package of delivering bars in a new rhythmic pattern that resonates with today’s creative youth.

Follow Kodie here and here.