Hip-Hop 101: Three Artists Who Influenced Diggy Simmons


When Diggy’s freestyle video over Nas’ “Made You Look” went viral last year, people raised their eyebrows–but in a good way. Diggy’s royal hip-hop lineage is a bonus but people still wondered where all that lyrical prowess came from because no one knew that he wanted to rap. VIBE checked in with the young progeny to get to the bottom of some of his lyrical influences.

On Jay-Z

“Jay –Z Has inspired me big time. Reasonable Doubt is one of my favorite Jay albums of all time.”

Diggy’s pick- “Dead Presidents”

Jay-Z – Dead Presidents