Diggy Simmons born Daniel Dwayne Simmons III is an American rapper, singer, model, and actor.
He was born on the 21st of March, 1995 in Queens, New York, US.
He along with his parents and five siblings, were the primary subjects of the MTV reality television show Run’s House.
Let’s take a look at his biography below.
Diggy Simmons Real Name
He was Daniel Dwayne Simmons III but he goes by the stage name Diggy Simmons or simply Diggy.
Diggy Simmons Age
He was born on the 21st of March, 1995 in Queens New York, US. He is 26 years old as of the year 2021.
Diggy Simmons Hometown
He hails from Queens in New York City.
Diggy Simmons Parents
He was the fourth child of Joseph “Rev. Run” Simmons of Run DMC .
Diggy Simmons Early Life
Diggy along with his parents and five siblings, were the primary subjects of the MTV reality television show Run’s House.
Diggy Simmons Career
Diggy Simmons released his debut mixtape, The First Flight, in 2009. More than 100,000 people downloaded the album from Simmons’ blog.
Following the mixtape release, according to Simmons, five record labels showed interest in signing him; he chose Atlantic Records.
Early in 2010, Simmons uploaded a video of himself freestyling over the Nas song, “Made You Look”.
The video became a viral hit and garnered praise from Kanye West, who responded on Twitter: “I knew this kid was going to be fresh. I knew it!”
Early the next year, Simmons was named one of Billboard’s “Artists to Watch 2011” and was selected to XXL’s annual Freshmen list.
Diggy went on his first tour for BET’s 106 & Park Closer to My Dreams Tour in the summer of 2011 with Tyga, Mac Miller, Mindless Behavior, Lil Twist, Jawan Harris, and Trevante.
He released his first major-label single, “Copy, Paste”, soon thereafter. “Copy, Paste” peaked at number 24 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in September.
Diggy’s debut album Unexpected Arrival was released on March 20, 2012, a day before Simmons’ 17th birthday. Billboard said it was “easy to find yourself nodding along”.
Simmons had a small role in the 2012 comedy Parental Guidance starring Billy Crystal and Bette Midler, that opened across the United States December 25, 2012.
He has also a recurring role on the TV series Grown-ish where he plays Doug, Jazlyn’s (Chloe Bailey) boyfriend.
In 2010, Simmons launched a line of urban sneakers called Chivalrous Culture. He says he gets inspiration from other artists such as Kanye and Jay Z.
The first shoe model is called the “Hamachi”. In a recent interview with Loni Swain, he revealed that production of “Chiv Culture” has been stopped.
Simmons has cited many rappers as his influences including Jay Z, Nas, Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, A Tribe Called Quest & Wu-Tang Clan
He has also expressed an interest in alternative music, including such bands as Maroon 5, Passion Pit and Arctic Monkeys as influences.
Diggy Simmons Instagram, Twitter and Facebook
He goes by the handle @diggy_simmons on Twitter, @diggysimmons on Instagram and Diggy Simmons on Facebook.
Diggy Simmons Latest Songs
He has released quite a number hit tunes in to the market namely; RE-Up, It is What It is, Text Me, Anchors, Goin, Momma Love, Love Yourself, Testimony, Jesus Saves, I’m Ready, Feel Like, Honestly, What You Say To Me among many others.
Check out the official video of his hit single “Text Me” below.