Another one of Rev Run’s offspring is following in his father’s footsteps. The Run-D.M.C. frontman’s middle son Daniel “Diggy” Simmons has inked a recording deal with Atlantic Records, where he will release his debut album.
The 15-year-old Simmons’ mixtape The First Flight created buzz, but it wasn’t until he freestyled over Nas’ “Made You Look” that people began to take notice. A viral video of the song circulated across the Internet, gaining him legions of new fans. Labels quickly came calling, and this week he signed with Atlantic Records, home to T.I., Lupe Fiasco, and Trey Songz.
The dapper Diggy has been spotted front row at various runway shows during New York Fashion Week and he has his own blog called Life of the Jet Setter.
“Taking a tour of the Atlantic offices… This is real surreal right now, its official!” tweeted the star of MTV’s “Run’s House.” “Real thankful just takin it all in!”
His brother JoJo, part of the rap group Team Blackout, showed support for his younger sibling. “Diggy is gon take over and I’m there to support him! Family don’t compete with each other we complete each other,” he wrote.
Diggy signs on the dotted line at the Atlantic Records offices in Manhattan.