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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
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 ...
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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
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: 3/20/2012
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678826481
  • Catalog Number: 527789
  • Sales rank: 172,223

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Arrival (Intro) - Chris Classic (1:15)
  2. 2 Hello World (3:11)
  3. 3 I Need to Know (3:34)
  4. 4 88 (3:06)
  5. 5 Two Up (3:30)
  6. 6 Unforgivable Blackness (4:15)
  7. 7 Special Occasion (3:52)
  8. 8 Glow in the Dark (5:59)
  9. 9 4 Letter Word (3:40)
  10. 10 Do It Like You (3:53)
  11. 11 Tom Edison (3:32)
  12. 12 The Reign (3:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Diggy Primary Artist
Daniel Luttrell Vocals
Brandon Jones Keyboards
Jackie Boyz Vocals
Sam Hook Vocals
The Rockstars Guitar, Keyboards
Clarence Coffee Jr. Vocals
Technical Credits
Lonnie Liston Smith Composer
Dexter Wansel Composer
Cynthia Biggs Composer
Chris Gehringer Mastering
Paul Bailey Engineer
Chris Lighty Management
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
Shawn C. Carter Composer
Cara Lewis Booking
Dionne Harper Marketing
Sam Hook Composer
Peter O. Phillips Composer
Perry Jones Composer
Laurie Dobbins Management
The Rockstars Producer
David A. Willis Composer
Clarence Coffee Jr. Composer
Alexander Izquierdo Composer
Eben "Critical" Jones Engineer
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