Unexpected Arrival

Unexpected Arrival

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by Diggy
     
 

Being a descendent of hip-hop royalty (he's the son of Joseph "Rev Run" Simmons from the legendary Run-D.M.C.) doesn't give Diggy Simmons the right to bounce between Drake's cool delivery and Lil Wayne's snarl, or act like he's your wise tour guide on a trip across the universe, opening with…  See more details below

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Being a descendent of hip-hop royalty (he's the son of Joseph "Rev Run" Simmons from the legendary Run-D.M.C.) doesn't give Diggy Simmons the right to bounce between Drake's cool delivery and Lil Wayne's snarl, or act like he's your wise tour guide on a trip across the universe, opening with the bombast of a heavy poem ("The Arrival") and a manifesto produced by Happy Perez ("Hello World"), but maybe his natural charm gives him a good enough excuse. The 16 year-old already had a sneaker line in stores by the time his debut album hit the shelves, and while you hadn't even thought about college by that time, Diggy isn't spread so thin, and dives enthusiastically into this pool of well-funded pop-rap that all feels familiar for anyone with a Young Money or will.i.am release on their shelves. Dernst "D'Mile" Emile is the man behind most of the colorful, shoulder-rockin' beats, influencing listeners to participate in the simple "throw you hands up" moments of "Two Up" and tolerate the "king of rap" self-nomination Diggy offers on the so smooth "Special Occasion." An even better boaster is the mighty "88," where Dad and the rest of the old-school are defended with special guest Jadakiss, and even if they don't need the assistance, Diggy's reverence for the golden age is as infectious as the song itself. "Tom Edison" presents the thrilling, not chilling, sound of a riot going on in advanced science class, and if "The Reign" is the usual starry-eyed, half-tempo closer these teen-aimed, pop-rap albums offer, Diggy's hard push to make it sound distinctive is more attractive than your crinkled nose and jaded opinion. Kid-tested and parent-approved, this well-done debut makes hating on Diggy as ridiculous as it sounds.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/20/2012
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0075678826481
catalogNumber:
527789
Rank:
169715

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Diggy   Primary Artist
Daniel Luttrell   Vocals
Brandon Jones   Keyboards
Jackie Boyz   Vocals
Sam Hook   Vocals
Rockstars   Guitar,Keyboards
Clarence Coffee   Vocals

Technical Credits

Lonnie Liston Smith   Composer
Dexter Wansel   Composer
Cynthia Biggs   Composer
Chris Gehringer   Mastering
Paul Bailey   Engineer
Chris Lighty   Management
Shawn Carter   Composer
Happy Perez   Producer
Jacob Luttrell   Composer
Jayson Phillips   Composer
Osinachi Nwaneri   Composer,Producer
Bei Maejor   Composer
Dernst Emile   Composer
Brian Cohen   Composer
Israel   Engineer
Soundz   Producer
Nick Bilardello   Art Direction
Connie Makita   Illustrations
Da Internz   Producer
Chris Llewellyn   Composer
John Armstrong   Engineer
Dernst "D.Mile" Emile   Producer,Executive Producer,Additional Production
Nathan Perez   Composer
Skylar   Engineer
Nasir Jones   Composer
Kenneth Coby   Composer
Carlos Centel Battey   Composer
Keith James   Composer
Matthew Samuels   Composer
Steven Andre Battey   Composer
John Maultsby   Composer
Andrew "Pop" Wansel   Composer,Producer,Instrumentation
Diggy Simmons   Composer
Cara Lewis   Booking
Dionne Harper   Marketing
Sam Hook   Composer
Peter O. Phillips   Composer
Perry Jones   Composer
Laurie Dobbins   Management
Rockstars   Producer
David A. Willis   Composer
Clarence Coffee   Composer
Alexander Izquierdo   Composer
Eben "Critical" Jones   Engineer

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Unexpected Arrival 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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