Diggy Simmons releases single “Copy, Paste,” lands first BET Awards nomination

To be a true fan, I think you need to be able to be a critic, too..Diggy’s heading in the right direction with his music style, with a little auto-tune action in this song, but I have to say lyrics like “and they be trying to copy and paste me” as a hook just doesn’t work for me.

Diggy Simmons AIRBORNE launches July 29. Download “Little Monster” FREE!

As I’ve been reporting through my one-on-one interview with Diggy Simmons (read “Blazing New Artist Spotlight: Diggy Simmons”) as well as other announcements, Diggy has been busy working away on his first album since he was signed to Atlantic Records on his 15th birthday. His album “Airborne” is slated to drop on July 29, 2010.

Diggy offers fans “Diggy What? Diggy Who? Freestyle” (free mp3)

Since signing to Atlantic Records, Daniel “Diggy” Simmons, has been a rather busy young man. Between meetings about his shoe line, Chivalrous Culture Sneakers, to meetings about his music, classes, working on his next mixtape, getting featured in XXL Magazine (on stands now; page 26), being a teenager plus daily schooling, his work ethic is to be commended and admired. Let’s not forget him becoming the newest addition to the Violator Management team; yes you read that correctly, Diggy is now managed by, Chris Lighty.

Blazing new artist spotlight: Interview with Diggy

Daniel “Diggy” Simmons is definitely carrying on the Simmons legacy. With a raps that are contagious enough to land over 100,000 downloads of his “The First Flight” mixtape just through from own blog Life of The Jet Setter, a recently announced record deal with Atlantic Records, and a new men’s shoe line called Chivalrous Culture scheduled to debut in August 2010, this 15 year old is a millionaire mogul in the making and possessing the online media savvy to make it happen.

Diggy Simmons inks deal with Atlantic Records

With his mixtape “The First Flight” and countless other singles/remixes (Star Is Born, Point to Prove, Set Me Free) being recognized by fans, yet overlooked by major media outlets, it took the release of his remix to Drake’s, “Over” (Just The Beginning), that eventually got Daniel “Diggy” Simmons love shown by said outlets for being “the first” to drop something over the newly then released track. Although people were receptive of his remake of the new single, Diggy still had more hearts and ears to capture and win over, with the goal of letting everyone know that him creating music was not a hobby but a passion and it was something he is great at.