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.”
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.”
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?
Diggy Simmons doesn’t need to curse to drop a hot freestyle. Rev Run’s talented son spit some bars during a visit to DJ Cosmic Kev’s “Come Up Show” on Power 99, showcasing skills well beyond his 16 years. “Don’t compare me to kids that’s in my age group/ If anything, compare me to people ya’ll give embrace to,” he rhymed. Watch Diggy rock the mic right.
Diggy Simmons is only getting started. The 16-year-old rap prodigy warns his haters of his impending attack on hip-hop on the D’Mile-produced “Just Begun,” a new track that he cooked up during his recent recording sessions in L.A.
“Some say that I don’t grind, I’ll never be multi/ The reason that I’m on is because of my close ties,” spits Rev Run’s son over an aggressive guitar-driven beat, while sharing what Chris Brown told him. “Chris said I’m the new L/ I told him do tell/ He said that the ladies love me and I’m gonna do well.”
Diggy Simmons and Lil Twist had some fun goofing around with their friends during a trip to the bowling alley. The hip-hop freshmen, who just wrapped the “Closer to My Dreams” tour, reenacted Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Otis” video, mimicking their seniors’ mannerisms and mugging for the camera. Check out Diggy’s Harlem shake!
Pandemonium erupted at “106 & Park” when hip-hop heartthrobs Diggy Simmons and Lil Twist paid a visit to promote their “Closer to My Dreams” tour. Rev Run’s son had the ladies screaming as he spoke with host Rocsi Diaz about the definition of a jet-setter and premiered his debut video for “Copy, Paste.”
Lil Twist was also in the house promoting his second single “New Money” featuring Mishon. The Young Money rapper’s debut album Don’t Get It Twisted, featuring collaborations with Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne, and Drake, is due September 27.