Diggy Simmons

born on 21/3/1995 in New York City, NY, United States

Diggy Simmons

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Daniel "Diggy" Simmons
Birth name Daniel Dwayne Simmons III
Born [[March 21

]] 1995
Queens, New York, United States

Daniel "Diggy" Simmons, III (born March 21, 1995) is an American rapper and the fourth child of the influential hip hop icon Joseph "Rev Run" Simmons. He, along with his parents and five siblings were the primary subjects of the MTV reality television show Run's House.

Run's House

Diggy Simmons first appeared in the popular MTV reality show, Run's House. The show followed the day-to-day life of the Simmons family, especially focusing on the family's unique take on the parent-child dynamic.

He released a remix of Asher Roth's "She Don't Want A Man", which received minor airplay on Los Angeles radio. [1]. The positive feedback inspired him to create a mixtape, which would be known as The First Flight.

In 2010, he released a music video of him rapping over the music for Nas's single "Made You Look", which ended up gaining over 2 million views.[2]. Soon afterward, he signed a record contract with Atlantic Records and released the mixtape Airborne. Simmons and a song from Airbone, "Great Expectations," were featured in a commercial for AT&T's mobile service. [3].

In June of 2011, Simmons released his debut single for Atlantic Records, entitled "Copy, Paste."[4] He performed the single at the BET Awards of 2011[5], which was also his first televised performance. Diggy explained that "Copy, Paste is just for people that are original, people that are innovators, people that just do their own thing"[6]. In 2011, he collaborated with artist Jacob Latimore on a song entitled "Like Em All" and with Mindless Behavior on "Mrs. Right" .

Chivalrous Culture Sneaker Line

In 2010, Diggy Simmons launched a line of urban sneakers called Chivalrous Culture. The first shoe model is referred to as "Hamachi".[7]

Awards and nominations

Diggy Simmons was nominated for the YoungStars Award at the 2011 BET Awards.


  1. [1]
  2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcM6p7pT4-o
  3. http://rapradar.com/2010/08/29/diggy-simmons-att-commercial/
  4. http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/copy-paste-single/id440880778
  5. N.E.R.D., Soulja Boy, B.o. B, and More to Perform at BET Awards Pre Show: LIVE! RED! READY!. BET. Retrieved on 2011-26-11.
  6. http://www.playforlife.fm/article/first-listen-diggy-simmons/
  7. http://www.blackcelebkids.com/2010/08/18/diggy-simmons-launches-sneaker-line-performs-for-the-first-time/

See Also

  • Run's House
  • Run DMC

Notable Simmons

  • Joseph Simmons
  • Justine Simmons
  • Angela Simmons
  • Vanessa Simmons

External Links

Diggy Simmons' official music website Diggy's blog

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