Diggy Simmons

Mar
22
Wale, Meek Mill, Diggy, B.o.B, Robin Thicke, & Estelle Perform on ‘Rip the Runway’

Estelle and Meek Mill

In addition to Lil’ Kim’s highly-anticipated return to the stage, BET’s “Rip the Runway” special featured plenty of performances from hip-hop and R&B’s freshest faces mixed with fashion.

Meek Mill turned New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom into a “House Party,” B.o.B was swimming in women during “So Good,” Wale had the crowd going wild with “Lotus Flower Bomb” and “Slight Work,” and Diggy Simmons broke young hearts with the Jeremih-assisted “Do It Like You.”

On the R&B tip, the charming Robin Thicke took to the piano for “Pretty Lil’ Heart” and the fashion-forward Estelle went “Back to Love” as modeled paraded down the catwalk in designer collections.

If you missed any of the performances, catch them below.

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Mar
20
Diggy Simmons Celebrates Album Release at NYC Show

Diggy Simmons

Diggy Simmons returned to his hometown to celebrate his 17th birthday and the release of his debut album Unexpected Arrival with a show at New York’s Highline Ballroom on Monday night. His JetSetters lined the streets to get a glimpse of the hip-hop prodigy, as family members including his parents, grandmother, and siblings congratulated him backstage.

He performed new songs off the album for the first time and handed out roses to his female fans, who sang “Happy Birthday” to him. Jeremih also stopped by to join him on their collaboration “Do It Like You.”

“I’m super thankful and I just feel blessed to have everybody all in one place here for me,” said a humble Diggy.

Watch the sixth episode of “Countdown to Diggy” below.

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Mar
16
New Music: Diggy Simmons – ‘Unexpected Arrival’ [Full Album]

Unexpected Arrival

Diggy Simmons follows in his famous father’s footsteps with the release of his debut album Unexpected Arrival, landing in stores Tuesday. The 12 tracks include collaborations with Jadakiss (“88”), Tank (“Special Occasion”), and Jeremih (“Do It Like You”), with production from Da Internz, Pop & Oak, and D’Mile.

“It has a lot of shock value to it and it’s definitely just a great project,” the 16-year-old phenom told Rap-Up TV. “Sonically it’s just something that you can listen to from top to bottom. Each song is different, but they all just feel great.”

See what Diggy has in store by streaming the entire album in advance.

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Mar
7
Diggy Simmons Rolls Out the Red Carpet at Album Listening

Unexpected Arrival

Even if Diggy Simmons is underage, he’s got a legacy to live up to when throwing a party, especially one featuring his first studio album. The bar at Tribeca Cinemas in New York City was filled with preening pre-teens, a Wonka-inspired candy spread, and colorful cocktails—sans liquor—as the 16-year-old freshman prepared to debut the entirety of Unexpected Arrival for a select crowd of industry folks and their shrieking mini plus-ones.

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Mar
1
Tracklisting: Diggy Simmons – ‘Unexpected Arrival’

Unexpected Arrival

Diggy Simmons touches down with the tracklisting for his debut Unexpected Arrival. The 12 tracks include collaborations with Jadakiss (“88″), Tank (“Special Occasion”), and Jeremih (“Do It Like You”), with three additional bonus cuts. Producers include Da Internz, Pop & Oak, and D’Mile.

“It has a lot of shock value to it and it’s definitely just a great project,” the 16-year-old MC told Rap-Up TV. “Sonically it’s just something that you can listen to from top to bottom. Each song is different, but they all just feel great.”

Witness the next generation of hip-hop royalty when the album hits stores on March 20.

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Feb
24
Video: Diggy Simmons f/ Jadakiss – ‘88’

Diggy Simmons

Hip-hop rookie Diggy Simmons balls with the big dawgs in the video for “88,” his collaboration with Jadakiss off his upcoming debut Unexpected Arrival (March 20). The 16-year-old phenom gets a co-sign from his uncle Russell Simmons and Jadakiss, who performs his gritty verse in a stairwell. Roll with the Jetsetter.

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Feb
23
New Music: Diggy Simmons f/ Jadakiss – ‘88’

88

Diggy Simmons displays rhymes beyond his 16 years on “88,” his hard-hitting collaboration with Jadakiss off his debut album Unexpected Arrival, landing March 20. Rev Run’s son boasts about his roots in hip-hop on Da Internz production (“Birthday Cake”). “You know my uncle taught Diddy, who turned around and taught Biggie/ And Biggie taught Jigga, so you can just imagine what he teaching me,” raps Diggy. Who gon’ stop him?

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