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Heavily influenced by Drake and Kanye, Unexpected Arrival has the hallmarks of today's shiny pop-rap: huge drums, electro flourishes, R&B choruses, and digitally processed rhymes mostly about girls, his ascent to fame, and shaking off the haters. Produced mostly by D'Mile, the bright and bold sound is ideal for clubs and high school dances, while Diggy's confident flow is smooth and catchy enough to hold things together with minimal guests. Jadakiss turns up on the synthy single "88," while Tank lends his crooning skills to the love jam "Special Occasion." But for the most part it's all Diggy, who shines especially on the futuristic romance joint "4 Letter Word" and the rowdy anthem "Hello World."

EDITORS’ NOTES

Heavily influenced by Drake and Kanye, Unexpected Arrival has the hallmarks of today's shiny pop-rap: huge drums, electro flourishes, R&B choruses, and digitally processed rhymes mostly about girls, his ascent to fame, and shaking off the haters. Produced mostly by D'Mile, the bright and bold sound is ideal for clubs and high school dances, while Diggy's confident flow is smooth and catchy enough to hold things together with minimal guests. Jadakiss turns up on the synthy single "88," while Tank lends his crooning skills to the love jam "Special Occasion." But for the most part it's all Diggy, who shines especially on the futuristic romance joint "4 Letter Word" and the rowdy anthem "Hello World."

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About Diggy

The kind of talented kid who had a recording contract before a driver's license, Diggy Simmons is a rapper, reality television star, fashion mogul, and descendent of hip-hop royalty. The son of Joseph "Rev Run" Simmons from the legendary Run-D.M.C., Daniel "Diggy" Simmons first came to the public's attention in 2005 when he appeared on the reality television show Run's House along with his parents and five siblings. Four years later, he staked his claim with The First Flight, a mixtape hosted by DJ Spinking. Early in 2010, a freestyle he recorded over Nas' "Made You Look" beat became a viral Internet hit, and it didn't take long for the Atlantic label to come calling, recording contract in hand. The 15-year-old Diggy signed and released the Airborne mixtape to celebrate. The mixtape included the track "Great Expectations," which was featured in a national television commercial campaign for a major American cell phone service. He also introduced his Chivalrous Culture line of sneakers around the same time. In 2011, he released the single "Copy, Paste," which peaked at number 24 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart, and was featured on Mindless Behavior's Top Ten R&B/hip-hop hit "Mrs. Right." He toured with Mindless Behavior and New Boyz on the Scream Tour of America. After appearing on Jacob Latimore's "Like 'Em All" and releasing another charted single ("Do It Like You," featuring Jeremih), Diggy issued his debut album, Unexpected Arrival, in March 2012. ~ David Jeffries

  • ORIGIN
    Queens, New York, NY
  • BORN
    Mar 21, 1995

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