Diggy Simmons

Jan
9
Diggy Simmons to Headline ‘Life of the Jetsetter’ Tour

The Life of the Jetsetter Tour

Fresh off the “Scream” tour, Diggy Simmons is heading back out on the road. The teen sensation will embark on “The Life of the Jetsetter” tour, an intimate six-date trek, on February 10 in Atlanta, stopping in Memphis, Kansas City, New York, and Philadelphia, before closing February 19 in Washington, D.C.

The rap phenom, whose debut album is due this spring, will be joined by Jacob Latimore, The OMG Girlz, Jawan Harris, and rap duo TK-N-Ca$h as he jets from city to city. See an itinerary below.

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Dec
16
Rap-Up TV: Diggy Simmons Picks His Top 5 Albums of 2011

As the year comes to a close, Diggy Simmons weighs in on his top 5 favorite albums of 2011. During a backstage interview on the “Scream” tour, the hip-hop prodigy acknowledged his peers including the singer with 2011’s biggest-selling album, a West Coast newcomer, pregnant pop icon, one of Young Money’s shining stars, and Jay-Z and Kanye West’s collaborative effort.

“I was excited about that since they announced it,” Diggy told Rap-Up TV of Watch the Throne. “Those are my two favorite hip-hop artists and they’ve been innovative to our culture and hip-hop in general.”

Find out who else Diggy was digging this year.

Dec
15
Diggy Simmons Gives Back for the Holidays

Diggy Simmons and Kevin Jonas

Diggy Simmons made the holidays a little merrier for the young patients at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital on Wednesday (Dec. 14). The 16-year-old rap phenom made bedside visits, handed out holiday gift bags, signed posters, and took photos with the children.

Following his hospital visit, a dapper Diggy made his way to St. Jude’s holiday party at Brooks Brothers’ flagship store in NYC where he participated in their “Thanks and Giving” campaign. He decorated holiday cookies, ornaments, and cards with the St. Jude patients, bringing joy to their faces.

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Dec
7
Video: Diggy Simmons f/ Jeremih – ‘Do It Like You’

Diggy Simmons

Diggy Simmons falls head over heels in love in the video for “Do It Like You,” the second single from his upcoming debut. The Phil the God-directed clip was filmed at an amusement park in California and co-stars Jeremih.

“It’s amazing. You’ve never seen me in this way before,” Diggy told Rap-Up TV. “It’s gonna be a big video and it’s my best video.”

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Dec
6
Behind the Video: Diggy Simmons f/ Jeremih – ‘Do It Like You’

Jeremih and Diggy

Diggy Simmons had a blast while shooting the fun-filled video for “Do It Like You,” the second single from his upcoming debut. The 16-year-old hip-hop phenom flirted with the girl of his dreams as they went on rides and played games at a carnival in California. His co-star Jeremih also found love on set of the Phil the God-directed clip, which premieres Wednesday on “106 & Park.”

“It’s amazing. You’ve never seen me in this way before,” Diggy told Rap-Up TV. “It’s gonna be a big video and it’s my best video.”

Take a trip to Diggy’s playground.

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Nov
17
Rap-Up TV: Diggy Simmons Shocks on Debut Album, Makes Pharrell Proud

Diggy Simmons can’t hear the screams of teenage girls chanting his name outside Club Nokia as he sits in a dressing room waiting to go on stage at the “Scream” tour in Los Angeles. Rap-Up TV caught up with the 16-year-old heartthrob backstage to get an update on his highly-anticipated album, discover which artists outside of hip-hop he would like to work with, and share encouraging words from Pharrell.

The son of hip-hop icon Rev Run recently shot a video for his new single “Do It Like You” with Jeremih. “It’s amazing. You’ve never seen me in this way before,” he teased. “It’s gonna be a big video and it’s my best video.”

After coming off tour, Diggy will return to work on his Atlantic Records debut, slated for an early 2012 release. “It has a lot of shock value to it and it’s definitely just a great project,” he said of the album, which will feature some surprise guests. “Sonically it’s just something that you can listen to from top to bottom. Each song is different, but they all just feel great.”

The material already has the stamp of approval from his mentor Pharrell. “He loved it. He was going crazy over the production and the content and the subject matter. He was just so proud.”

Oct
18
New Music: Diggy f/ Jeremih – ‘Do It Like You’

Do It Like You

Diggy Simmons caters to the ladies on “Do It Like You,” the new single from his upcoming debut album. The rap phenom showers his cutie with praise. “I know what they say/ Every rapper only want that sexual healing, Marvin Gaye/ Don’t believe it, girl, I promise/ I’ma treat you like my treasure/ A movement by myself but I know you’ll make me better,” raps the 16-year-old gentleman while Jeremih provides the smooth hook. Who said chivalry was dead?

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