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XXcLusive: Rev Run Speaks on Diggy’s Rap Aspirations

Although Rev Run’s middle son Daniel “Diggy” Simmons is only 15-years-old, the Run-D.M.C. legend is not discouraging the aspiring rapper’s dreams on the mic. recently spoke to Run about the buzz surrounding Dig—who signed to Atlantic Records earlier this week—and if he’s worried about his offspring being too young for a career in hip-hop.

“Never, I don’t discourage nobody in my house,” he said. “This is an entertainment house. My daughter Angela was in college, she was like, ‘Daddy, I don’t know what to do, I’m getting straight A’s in college, but Pastries is taking off.’ I’m like, ‘Peace college, go take your butt down to the sneaker office and go get that paper…that’s your college… We’ll get back to [school], Pastries is doing millions.’”

“This is a household that follows dad,” he continued. “I was in college when Run-D.M.C. started to hit, but I had to take a leave of absence. I’ve been absent ever since.”

Diggy has been making a name for himself since dropping his First Flight mixtape last December. Earlier this month he released a video where he rhymed over Nas’s “Made You Look” instrumental [watch below]. —Jesse Gissen

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