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AT&T Presents: An Ear 2 the Future! Diggy Simmons

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The teenage son of Run-DMC’s Rev Run Simmons, and nephew of hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, recalls how he got started as an MC. “A lot of people think this is new to me, but I’ve been rapping since I was five years old,” First Flight singer Diggy Simmons tells host Timothy Hodge. “I was young, so people used to write my rhymes. But I kinda stopped rapping when I was 10. Then this summer I was making tracks on my laptop. No microphone, no nothing.  And I put out this remix to Asher Roth’s She Don’t Want A Man, and it got really good feedback. A friend of mine, Young Jerz, was like, ‘That’s crazy! What are you gonna do next?’ And I was like, ‘I don’t know.’ He was like, ‘Are you gonna do a mixtape? You gonna show it to your dad? And I was like, ‘Yeah, a mixtape sounds amazing.’”