Ripopgodazippa is the fourth track on the first disc of Prince’s 20th album Crystal Ball (his fourth using the name ). Three years before its release, however, the song had been included in the Paul Verhoeven-directed movie Showgirls (along with 319), but the song was not included on the accompanying soundtrack.
Basic tracking took place on 10 October 1993 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (the same day as Now and Shy), during the first day of sessions specifically intended for his next album, The Gold Experience. Horn overdubs were added in late October 1993 (during the same sessions where horn overdubs were added to Right The Wrong). The track was based around a bass line and a beat created by Sonny T. and Michael B. during that session, although they are uncredited.
The track was included as the second track on an untitled early-1994 album (likely an early configuration of The Gold Experience). It was then included as the tenth track (sixth song) on a March 1994 configuration of The Gold Experience, and was kept as the tenth track (sixth song) on a May 1994 configuration, as well as the sixth song on a Summer, 1994 configuration. It was removed for the 13 October 1994 configuration.
The track’s lyrics mention the 1992 album Precious, by American R&B and jazz singer Chanté Moore.