The feedback on Diggy Simmons so far from the hip hop scene has been spectacular. On December 2, 2009, Diggy released his first EP “The First Flight” (see my post “Diggy Simmons drops ‘The First Flight’ mixtape [download link]“) leading with the single “Point to Prove.” His father Rev Run (Joseph Simmons) and uncle Russell Simmons first made a name for themselves as the rap group Run DMC. and are now both successful entrepreneurs in their own right. While his brother Russell Simmons helped found Def Jam. Not to mention Diggy’s mom Justine Simmons who was also a rapper in the group the Fly Five and now with her own jewelry line Brown Sugar (www.simmonsjewelryco.com/brownsugar). In short, it’s a given that Diggy Simmons has some big shoes to fill…and he’s doing it well.
The single “Set Me Free” produced by Snake Eyes has Diggy rhyming over an old school RnB track (I tried to research if it was sampled and by what artist. Let me know if you know) bringing a fresh blend of old meet new. I have to remind myself that Diggy is only 14 years old. As with some of his singles on “The First Flight” mixtape, “Set Me Free” Diggy is letting us know that he’s making his own way in the world despite being born with a silver spoon in his mouth.
Testify! I’m a believer, Diggy! Keep doing your thing!
Here are a couple of free download links for “Set Me Free.”
Set Me Free (dirty) (link no longer active)
What do you think of the single?
Read all of my blog posts related to Diggy – CLICK HERE.
- Ifelicious Thoughts– Diggy Simmons drops ‘The First Flight’ mixtape [download link]
- Ifelicious Thoughts– Diggy Simmons has a “Point to Prove.” Mixtape drops November 27 [download link]
- Life of a Jets Setter (Diggy’s own blog)- Music Set’s Me Free
- Flying With Da Fishes– Diggy Simmons ‘Set Me Free’ (prod. by Snake Eyes)
- The Urban Daily– AUDIO: Diggy Simmons ‘Set Me Free’
- Rap Radar– New Music: Diggy ‘Set Me Free’
- Diggy on Twitter– @diggy_simmons
- Diggy Simmons Talks “Closer To My Dreams” Tour, Atlantic Records Signing [Exclusive Video] (hiphopwired.com)
- Sneak Peek: Diggy Simmons – ‘Copy, Paste’ (mzrocklanta.com)
- Diggy – – Click Clack Away feat. Bruno Mars (skyn9ne.com)
- Diggy Simmons Recording with Bangladesh (theboombox.com)
- Diggy Simmons releases single “Copy, Paste,” lands first BET Awards nomination (ifelicious.com)