Diggy Simmons On Dudes Hating On His Dance Skills, How To Be a Jet Setter & Not Being Limited By His Rev Dad
Diggy Simmons: Definitely. I never expect anything that happens. Even tonight, I don’t know how receptive people are gonna be to me. But I just get confident and try to make them rock with me the best way I can and do my best.
Honestly, I wasn’t trying to bring that back into hip-hop. I was just me. I’ve always danced, so I just did it. I believe that everybody should do what they love. There are some people who thought it was whack and they’ve been getting on me―like the dudes. But a lot of the girls liked it, so I’m not trippin’ over what anybody’s saying as bad.
A lot of people will take it literal and it’s not. It’s more so about you sticking to being you and being original. Also, it’s being innovative and not falling into the trap of doing what other people do just to fit in. That’s definitely not important. We need people that are gonna be themselves, so it’s definitely about that and taking that to new heights.
I don’t do it because it looks good or because people like it. I genuinely care about the people that go hard for me. They don’t have to be there at the end of the day and they can also be taken away the next day. I definitely don’t take that for granted. They buy into me. Not money-wise, well yeah money-wise, but at the same time they just believe in me and they just want me to win at the end of the day. I’m definitely thankful. So yeah, I don’t think it’s something that you should just do. If you genuinely care about the people that go hard for you, then of course you should embrace them. I don’t do it just because. I do it because I love the people. That’s why I just stay talking to them and stay connected to them and in contact with them. It’s important to me.
Umm…honestly, everybody that I’ve worked with on my album I’m really satisfied with. It’s some real dope names, so nobody that I can think of. But there are so many producers that I want to work with that I’m getting blocked in my head. My mind has a list of a lot of names.
I can’t say yet. It’s under wraps for now.
No, not at all. I do me. I talk about my experiences, how I feel, and what I do. Any other rapper isn’t limited to what they do, no matter who their dad is, so not at all for me. I don’t talk about anything crazy. That’s not what I go through. I don’t talk about violence or anything bad.
I wish it wasn’t under wraps my brother [laughs]. It’s not me! I don’t want it to be under wraps. I want the album to come out. But nah, we’re just in the process of finishing up the album. Everything isn’t really fully mixed yet. Even without it being mixed, in its rough it just sounds so incredible. I’m excited for everybody to hear it.
The content and the substance of the music is definitely something that was important to me—mastering my verses and lyrically just making sure I get the message out in every song the right way I want it to. Sonically, the production all just fits. It just feels good, whether it’s a song that may not be the happiest to a song that does feel super good. It all just fits and feels great. I’m just excited for people to listen to it. It’s gonna change a lot.