Friday To-Do: Diggy Simmons | Rock Candy

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Friday To-Do: Diggy Simmons

Posted By on Thu, May 24, 2012 at 8:03 AM

Diggy Simmons plays Barton Coliseum Friday.
  • Diggy Simmons plays Barton Coliseum Friday.

DIGGY SIMMONS
7 p.m. Barton Coliseum. $30-$48.

Daniel Wayne "Diggy" Simmons III is hip-hop royalty. This young man (born in 1995!) is the son of Joseph "Rev. Run" Simmons, co-founder of the legendary Run-D.M.C., and the nephew of Russell Simmons.

He might be young but he's already on the rise courtesy of a run of mixtapes and freestyles. Check out his freestyle over Mobb Deep's "Shook Ones" for proof; it's got wit to spare ("y'all got Mickey D pockets and caviar taste"). He's a Kanye-approved, lightning-speed rapper who's being mentored by Pharrell. Hell, he's already got his own clothing line — Chivalrous Culture. His recent debut, "Unexpected Arrival," boasted the Jadakiss-guest track "88," a minimal, bass-heavy jam.

Check out "88" after the jump.

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