Diggy Simmons

Apr
2
Diggy Simmons on J. Cole Diss: ‘I Was Sticking Up for My Family’

Diggy Simmons and J. Cole

Diggy Simmons had the Internet all fired up when his J. Cole diss track “What You Say to Me” leaked over the weekend. Now the 17-year-old rapper is speaking out about the controversial record for the first time.

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Mar
31
New Music: Diggy Simmons – ‘What You Say to Me’ (J. Cole Diss)

Diggy Simmons and J. Cole

We bet you didn’t see this one coming. Diggy Simmons fires at J. Cole on “What You Say to Me,” a diss track recorded before the Roc Nation rapper released his debut album. On the fiery record, Rev Run’s son references “Purple Rain,” a Cole song from 2010 where he subliminally raps about one of Diggy’s sisters. The 17-year-old hurls a tirade of insults at the North Carolina MC on the new leak.

“Who dat, who dat, you know who it is, heard you lying on my sis, tellin’ people that you hit,” spits Diggy. “Little ni**a think he cold, think he live like me/ Jetsetter, trendsetter, nah you not like me/ Can’t find a girl you know that do not like me/ I can’t find a girl I know that know you, you local/ Wasn’t even poppin’ in the school you used to go to/ Got aight lyrics, but can’t deliver your vocals/ … Only thing you hittin’ in the morning is your hand up/ Stand up, matter fact, sit down, don’t try to call Hovi Hov for a sit down.”

Cole recently unleashed his own dig at Diggy on “Grew Up Fast,” but Diggy’s track pre-dates Cole’s.

“You ni**as is not Russell/ You more Diggy/ Me, I’m more Biggie/ No diss to the young boy, I’m just rapping, get bored quickly,” rhymed Cole.

Did Diggy deliver? Weigh in below.

UPDATE: Diggy’s father Rev Run has addressed the record. “J Cole.. Puts out 2 records Dissing family & Diggy & nobody cared.. Some1 leaks a old Diggy record & there’s a problem?” he tweeted.

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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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