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Diggy Simmons promotes debut album in Rye Playland concert
Diggy Simmons, the son of Rev Run from the '80s hip-hop group Run-DMC, will perform at Rye Playland Monday, July 2, to promote his debut album, “Unexpected Arrival.”
Daniel “Diggy” Simmons first gained America’s attention when he and his family let cameras into their home for the MTV reality show, “Run’s House,” which ran for six seasons starting in 2005. During the show, the now 17-year-old Queens native discovered his passion for rap. He was signed by Atlantic Records, the same label to rep stars including Wiz Khalifa, Lupe Fiasco, and T.I., in 2010.
You might also recognize Diggy from the 2010 AT&T commercial that featured his single, “Great Expectations,” or from the social media scene — he has more than 1.4 million follows on Twitter (@diggy_simmons), and his YouTube channel (youtube.com/user/diggysimmons) has reached almost 18 million video views.
He recently received recognition from hip hop magazine XXL as a member of its 2011 Freshman Class and was on the May 2012 cover of Celebrity High Magazine. He's also nominated for two BET Awards for Best New Artist and the Youngstars Award (the award show, hosted by Samuel L. Jackson, will air 8 p.m. July 1.).
The Playland show starts at 6 p.m. at the Music Tower Theater and also features performances by Jacob Latimore, the OMG Girlz and Katlyn Nichol.
IF YOU GO:
What: Diggy in concert
When: 6 p.m., Monday, July 2 (doors open at 5 p.m.)
Where: Rye Playland’s Music Tower Theater, 1 Playland Pkwy., Rye; 914-214-4537; ryeplayland.org
Tickets: Reserved seats are $45; Standing room tickets are $30; Ticket prices include admission to the theme park; purchase at ticketmaster.com