Rev Run’s Son Diggy Simmons Inks Deal With Atlantic Records

By Allen Starbury  |  03/23/2010

Diggy SimmonsAnother one of the children of "Run's House" is following in his father's footsteps by becoming a rapper.

This time, it's Rev Run's middle son, Daniel "Diggy" Simmons.

The 15-year-old Diggy recently inked a recording deal with Atlantic Records, where he'll be releasing his debut album.

"Taking a tour of the Atlantic offices ... This is real surreal right now, its official!" Diggy tweeted (@Diggy_Simmons). "Real thankful just takin it all in!"

Simmons created a buzz for himself with his first mixtape The First Flight, which he dropped late last year. But, according to, it wasn't until he freestyled over Nas' "Made You Look" that people began to take notice.

A viral video of the song circulated across the Internet, helping him create a fanbase. From there, labels started reaching out. This week, he joined Atlantic, home to other major recording artists such as T.I., Lupe Fiasco, and Trey Songz.

Diggy blogs about all his fashion and music tastes on his blog, Life of The Jet Setter. Head over there to check out some of his stuff.

Diggy isn't the only Simmons to hit the rap game, his older brother JoJo is part of a rap group called Team Blackout. He was thrilled of his young brother's deal.

"Diggy is gon take over and I'm there to support him! Family don't compete with each other, we complete each other," JoJo wrote on his Twitter.