Diggy Simmons Recalls His Influential Leaders


As part of RapFix’s final day of Black History coverage, buzzing teen rapper Diggy Simmons spoke with MTV News about the historic importance of the month long celebration naming his personal heroes who've impacted the culture. Young Diggy also hinted at a possible collaboration with megastar Justin Bieber while attending the New York premiere of Bieber’s new film Never Say Never.

The son of rap royalty Rev. Run of the Hall of Fame Hip-Hop group Run-D.M.C., Diggy showed incredible media savvy by addressing Black History Month’s relevance in today’s landscape and mentioning notable figures such as his trailblazing uncle. “I mean obviously just people that have been innovative [in] changing black culture like my uncle Russell Simmons, Malcolm X, Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King. You know just a lot of the people that have brought black history and culture to the forefront.”

Diggy teased at a future track and while there has been no official word, the young Atlantic Records signee seemingly has some idea of how a track with him and Bieber would sound. "Yeah it’s in the works hopefully. Something might happen [to] pop up.”

When asked further on what style of record the pair would craft, Simmons gave a small synopsis on what their potential aim would be.” A mix of both of both of us [or] maybe a song about a girl. Just a life experience, you never know,” shared Diggy.

Rev. Run's 16-year old celebrity seed signed his major label deal at the age of fifteen in 2010. While there's no set date for the release of his debut, Diggy did mention to MTV News that he is working on another mixtape. Recently Simmons made headlines as part of this years annual XXL Freshman class.

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