“Not Even the King” — Alicia Keys
After dabbling in the pop and hip hop scene, Alicia Keys goes back behind the piano in “Not Even the King,” the second single off her upcoming album, Girl on Fire. “Not Even the King” carries a special message: money alone doesn’t make you rich. The new, artsy lyric video for the single features positive, childlike paintings that reinforce Keys’ beautiful melody and gentle keystrokes. It’s a great track to remind you what matters most in life. “Girl on Fire” is released Nov. 27.
“Fall Down” — Diggy Simmons ft. Victoria Monet
Seventeen-year-old Diggy Simmons dropped “Fall Down” featuring Victoria Monet from his upcoming mixtape Out of This World. The track re-ignites beef between Diggy and J. Cole, who freestyled a rap about Diggy at a Kendrick Lamar show: “Picture me hating on a young n—a with talent/Album flopped, but it’s cool, he caked out on his allowance.” Diggy took the lyrics as a direct attack on him and came back with “Fall Down.” He raps: “Thought J. stood for Jermaine, not Jetsetter/ You see me and shook my hand, coppin’ pleas in person/ Now you act less than a man, mentioning me in verses.” Ouch!
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Poor Diggy Simmons gets his heart broken in his new video for “4 Letter Word,” when his girlfriend and her father pack up the house and move away from the burbs.
It seems like their young love might be forbidden as her foreboding father creeps behind them in multiple shots mastering Robert DeNiro’s grimace a la Meet the Parents.
Despite his disapproval, the pair frolic outside, eat ice cream and stare into each other’s eyes for long periods. Who couldn’t resist someone who calls you their four letter word? That’s the ultimate 17-year-old poet right there. Ultimately, his GF moves away and Simmons is left lonely, thinking about his girl in an abandoned house and empty cafe.
The Phil-directed video is for the single of his debut album Unexpected Arrival. Oh, and if you haven’t checked it out (why haven’t you checked it out?) catch andPOP’s interview with Simmons.
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The title of Diggy Simmons‘ new album raises a few questions. Luckily, he reassured us it has nothing to do with accidental pregnancies.
“A lot of the times when we want to do things and people don’t know that we’re capable of that or don’t believe in it, we shy away from doing it,” he said. “So Unexpected Arrival is about, you know, it doesn’t matter what people think or if people are doubting or hating or anything like.”
Diggy also talked about how the name has more to do with his hip-hop pedigree than a good old game of “just the tip” backfiring. Was that too much?
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Victoria Abraham defines one up and coming artist each week so you can impress your friends with your musical brilliance. This week, she tackles Diggy Simmons, a rapper from New York.
This 17-year old up and comer has hip-hop in his genes. He’s the fourth child of Joseph Ward Simmons, better known as Rev. Run, a founding member of the influential hip-hop group Run-D.M.C. Maybe you’ve heard of it?
The celebrity DNA doesn’t stop there, as Diggy’s uncle is Russell Simmons, the co-founder of Def Jam Records. With a family tree like that, its no wonder Diggy’s on his way to becoming hip-hop royalty.
Origins: Queens, New York.
Real name: Daniel Dwayne Simmons III, but he is better known by his stage name Diggy Simmons.
Known for: The teen heartthrob is known for his mad freestyling skills and lyrics that make the ladies swoon.
Used in a sentence: “Diggy Simmons has swag and will make his hip hop family proud.”
File next to: Jerimih
Download now: Although his arrival may have been unexpected, his success isn’t. Listen to “Do It Like You” now.
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