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Daniel Dwayne Simmons III (born March 21, 1995), better known by his stage name Diggy Simmons or simply as Diggy, is an American rapper and the fourth child of Joseph "Rev. Run" Simmons. He, along with his parents and five siblings, were the primary subjects of the MTV reality television show Run's House. In 2009 Simmons released his debut mixtape called "We Have A Problem" with Khalil, The First Flight. The duo followed up the release, to a freestyle over 50 Cent and Ne-Yo's "Baby by Me" with Simmons rapping and Khalil singing the vocal hook.

He released a remix of Asher Roth's "She Don't Want A Man", which received minor airplay on Los Angeles radio. The positive feedback inspired him to create a mixtape, which would be known as The First Flight.

In 2010, he released a music video of him rapping over the music for Nas's single "Made You Look", which ended up gaining over 2 million views on YouTube. Soon afterward, he signed a record contract with Atlantic Records and released the mixtape Airborne. Simmons and a song from Airborne, "Great Expectations", were featured in a commercial for AT&T's mobile service.

In May 2011, Simmons released his debut single for Atlantic Records, entitled "Copy, Paste.". He performed the single at the

BET Awards of 2011, which was also his first televised performance. Simmons explained that "Copy, Paste’ is just for people that are original, people that are innovators, people that just do their own thing".


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