Diggy Simmons Signs to Atlantic Records

Diggy Simmons

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 Simmons

Diggy signs on the dotted line at the Atlantic Records offices in Manhattan.



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52 Comments

  1. Phoenix_Wright

    Thats a good look and good luck to him. His rapping is solid for his age. He could become big.

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  2. Isis

    OMG this boy is going in!!! I’m so proud of him!!!

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  3. 100% nikehead

    Diggy is the future of Hip Hop that made u look freestyle blew me away. He has to be the best young rapper I’ve ever heard.

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  4. JonFolse

    JoJo is sick….Diggy has potential though. WOw 15, crazy.

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  5. GeeMan

    Glad to see a positive young black man using his image and talent for the purpose of good. Diggy is the future and has a gift that should be shared to inspire others to follow their dreams no matter what they shall be.

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  6. dan

    since when can he rap?

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    Jennifer Reply:

    @dan, since ya dad chewed me

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  7. BowChickaWahWah

    Wait I thought it was the older one trying to do music. LOL. Wow. his lil brother came out of nowhere (to me anyway).

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  8. AAA

    Dose he have facial hair…wow!!!!!!!!!

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  9. samjaz

    Man I was feelin this kid swag from the start. So much went on around him but he always had a cool chill vibe, kindav like me. Just seen the kid video. He’s definitely deeply rooted in the Hip Hop culture to touch on Nas joint “someone who inspires me,” not even menshaning his pops. “Passin the torch” its even more than that.

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  10. LOL

    You know Jo Jo is maaaaad deep down LOL!

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  11. JD

    like im really gonna take a lil 15 year old trust fund baby’s “rap career” seriously…..since when did he wanna become a rapper???

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    taija14 Reply:

    @JD, i love diggy simmons who ever thinks hes stupid your the dumbass diggy simmons is the cutest ever seen

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    Jennifer Reply:

    @taija14, bitch i didnt ask for ya fckn opinion hoe !

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    Jennifer Reply:

    first of all @JD, you are a fckn lame please do not ever in your life talk about my husband and his career you hater! you luck i dont know where you live because i will knock you tf out ass hole!

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  12. Dillon_68

    YESSS, this kid is amazing! I heard the mixtape, SICK! Diggy of all people though? Never wouldh’ve thought he would be the future of Hip-Hop, but I have high hopes for this kid!

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  13. 100% Nikehead

    His mixtape is crazy this kid has a bright future in hip hop so many people cosigning him. Kanye, pharrell, jay z, nas have all cosigned Diggy.

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  14. Trey

    DIGGY IS SOOO SICKKK XD
    CANT WAIT TILL THE FUTURE 4 HIM!

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    Jennifer Reply:

    @Trey, first off bitch ! why are you worried about my man worry about ya future , comment about my man againn and you wont have one!

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  15. Terrell Johnson

    I knew Diggy would prosper further than just Rev Run’s son. He got a brand of sneakers that’s coming out and now ink’d a record deal w/ Atlantic! Get ‘em Diggy…I wanna like this lil’ dude when I grow up LOL.

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  16. Flosesmalone

    I’m glad that this kid is coming with it cause its wack to see the children of famous people that don’t have talent get put on just because they are kin or know someone. Keep doing ya thing Diggy don’t listen to haters or anyone trying to tell you what to do with your music just keep being lyrical and be yourself. 1.

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  17. test12345

    I somehow don’t believe that this kid writes his own rhymes

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    Jennifer Reply:

    @test12345, well mind ya damn business

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  18. cubevision

    JOJO HOW DUZ IT FEEL…DIGGY STAYS ON HIS GRIND

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  19. Dj [R]

    Yo the kid is SicK! What part of FREESTYLE do you not get SON!?

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  20. B4T

    i don’t know if it really is freestyle but even if it not rhymes were sick and he has good sound definitly he’s got father’s talent and he will be hip hop star maybe hip hop will be back!!!

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  21. Konshens

    Young Diggy’s nice….! point blank period! tone, inflection, confidence you gotta love it…Apple’s never fall far from the tree so expect something great. Just like myself!

    freesyle: written rhyme thats free of style….
    off the dome: spitting unwritten rhymes, usually lacking a definitive topic and based on immediate surroundings. Learn hip hop, know the difference!

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  22. Tamiya

    im soo proud of Diggy luv him 2 by the way!! he’s 2 cute i watched Run’s House all the time and the episode him and Jojo were in the studio n Justine came n spit a couple of rymes! i was like okay so the whole famo got skills! lol i won’t be to long before they have little Miley in the studio! :D

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    Jennifer Reply:

    @Tamiya, bitch! if you dont gtfoh befor i have to rag tag that asss!!!!!!!!!

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  23. lame

    Future of Hip-Hop?? ya’ll get so damn carried away..>>#SITURASSDOWN

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    Jennifer Reply:

    @lame, Hoe !

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  24. Too grown

    Cant belive he’s cussin

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  25. Carl

    Really, this kid is H1N1 sick, his flow is impeccable not just for his age, but in general. Jojo should just make beats for him and go in like that because, jojo’s flow is garbage but he’ll probably do good making beats. everybody can’t be a rapper, but Diggy certainly can, and there’s nothing wrong with making beats it’s just as important.

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  26. will

    WHOA WHOA WHOA WHOA WHOA…HOLD ON,TIMEOUT-TIMEOUT,FLAG ON THE PLAY,OFFSIDES,CLIPPIN,HOLDING,FOUL,HOLD THE HELL ON!SURE HE MIGHT HAVE FLOW,AND SOME NICE LYRICS,BUT DOES HE HAVE THAT UNDERDOG HEART!HE’S ALREADY LIVING NICE…EITHER WAY GOODLUCK TO HIM!

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  27. Inès

    Diggy !!! (L’

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  28. Fexil

    He has the same flow as Tyga. would love to see them up together

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  29. arniece ibezim

    so sick!! in the words of diggy, flow stupid!!

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  30. Pro Sinnerz

    I think Hes OK but i don’t believe hell become big just a album or two but nothing special and his voice sounds a little weird but good luck to him

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  31. Squints333

    Yo since when did this Lil rich kid get so street… Is it me or is it weird to see Lil diggy bein so gully… He’s been created… No way he writes for himself … And can u believe rev runs son sayin n$gga so much come on … Lol girls could beat his ass … He’s fake revs a hipicrit …and you can take that to the bathtub rev…

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  32. samaria

    oh no u didnt ba boo u r a hater he is fine dont hate and squints is a stupid name boo im fixing tto get crunk so take the hater jacket off boo!!!!!!!!!

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  33. Fan Ov A Fan

    OMG OMG OMG!
    I LOVED diggy since the first episode of RUNS HOUSE came on! im soooooo proud of him :)
    i will always be a diggy fan! plus his even better then some artists now ( justin bieber, soulja boy etc )
    i wish him good luck in the future :D

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    Jennifer Reply:

    @Fan Ov A Fan, if i was you i would watch my mouth! you stupid hoe(in my nicki voice) your a fckn wierd bithch!

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  34. Rucker

    Man lil Diggy really held it down. I must say even though JoJo his brother did not do as good he still should be proud of his lil brother. Diggy looked up to him so JoJo still is a good role model. Keep doing what you doing Simmons Family. Diggy Wow!!!!

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  35. Carol Floyd

    Dear Diggy,
    I’m a Run DMC fan and I watched you on Run’s House. I am so surprised you really sound good! Boy its in the genes. I wish you well and lots of sucess. Go get em! You have arrived!

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  36. Ladii H

    ii Lhuv Yu DiiGGY

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  37. bill

    what a douche

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  38. SARITA

    I LOVE YOU DIGGY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! your hella cute and talented…i always listen to your music!!keep doin what your doin and dont listen to haters

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  39. isaiah jones

    good for you Diggy! Does anyone know what the name of his jacket is called? i would love to have one of my own!

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  40. mikklyn

    u is so sexy thts a lie

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  41. shantell hughley

    hey diggy simmons

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  42. dynasty

    i love u diggy do u have a ghrilfreind yes or no diz isa gril nmae dynasty

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