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Exclusive: Diggy Simmons’ A&R Speaks on His Debut Project; Says ‘Project Will Surprise’


(AllHipHop News) Atlantic A&R Shawn Barron recently spoke with AllHipHop.com about Diggy Simmons’ debut project Unexpected Arrival, which will be in stores March 20.

Diggy’s singles “Copy, Paste,” and “Do it Like You” featuring Jeremih have been getting heavy rotation nationwide.

Also, the rapper is on his “Life of the Jetsetter Tour,” which is stopping in selected cities around the country.

Shawn Barron, who helped coordinate Diggy’s first two singles, has had great success early in his career as an A&R.

“I signed Diggy and I think that he’s going to surprise a lot of people,” Shawn Barron told AllHipHop.com. “Diggy [has] found a sound with the project with producer D’Mile, that I think will shock the world. He needed a new sound that nobody had.”

Having worked in the industry for several years now, Shawn is gaining more responsibility at Atlantic.

“Right now I got Brianna from Miami and I’m also working on Alley Boy with DTE, so we got that coming, should be some good music coming out,” Barron told AllHipHop.com.

Below are Diggy’s upcoming tour dates:

Feb 10 Fox Theater – Atlanta, GA

Feb 11 Orpheum Theatre – Memphis, TN

Feb 17 Best Buy Theatre – New York, NY

Feb 18 Tower Theatre – Philadelphia, PA

Feb 19 DAR Constitution Hall – Washington, DC

Feb 20 The Nationa – Richmond, VA

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  • This little wack azz rich kid’s 10 minutes are up!! The Miley Cyrus of Hip-Hop!!!! ! M-Town don’t want to see or hear that weak azz sh!t!!!! You gone get robbed or end up on “First 48” coming hear. Fucc yo daddy and yo Uncle lil B!tch!! Been robbed plenty of lames behind that Orpheum. haha

    • Oh please he rhymes better than damn near everyone in Memphis nothing gonna happen to him.

    • illymac

      Calm down killa..

    • rep87

      yeah calm down dude its not that important hes just a kid gangstrs not into kiddie shows M town dont have first 48 no more it was cancel 3yrs ago The M got to much hate thats all that go on thats why THE A passed you by .Let go the hate and let GOD CONTROL you and you will look at life a little better rather than the crap that hold you down

    • sakiru oresanwo

      this guy is a straight turd, word!!

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  • R_REAL_TALK

    FUNNY HOW WITH ALL THIS GOING ON, SCHOOL OR NOTHING NEVER GETS BROUGHT UP, GREAT JOB REV RUN DID ANY OF YOUR KIDS GET A HIGH SCHOOL OR COLLEGE DEGREE???? I MEAN LETS BE REAL JO JO I THINK WAS IN SCHOOL UNTILL HE STARTED TRICKING OFF AT THE STRIP CLUBS????

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    • rep87

      you one dumb azz his father is rich and have you ever heard of a tutor Michael Jackson had one and he earn his high school diploma the shows are not during school hours did you go to school or you just wake up a dumb azz every day it must really SUCK to be you

    • sakiru oresanwo

      this dude ALWAYS has one negative thing to say about everybody. You must be some really negative person with no prospects in life.

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    • Diggy Graduated Highschool already he was Home schooled

  • The_REAL_realtalk

    The Shawn Barron guy must have signed the producer guy D’Mile to a publishing deal or something under the table. Since when do you see a label person shouting out a producer that you’ve never heard of before? Just random shout out. LOL. Thats how they do it at Atlantic.

    Im curious to see how Diggy does because I like his music. I wonder how many folks are going to hate on the yungin just because he is Run’s son. You cant deny that he has some good music.

  • he’s for the kids…..i guess

  • coolbabygirl123

    Well what happened to, the producers from Diggy’s mixtapes,  first flight and Airborne….   Aiborne was great and  it seems after Diggy takes off with his mixtapes …..  Atlantic steps in and brings in brand new producers. I bet DMile and all the producers that worked on Diggy’s UA album got paid… lets see if Diggy remembers to use any of the producers that helped him to get where he is, or did he forget about all those guys?   I wish Diggy the best but lets not forget the folks that happened to be there, when there was no budget.  

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  • diggy grew up 2 be so cute. i would 2 see russy

  • goldenboyb616

    i hope they dont steal the other guys sound and i hope diggy stay with the sound he started with cause if not he coulde lose a little bit hes is a fresh sound to the rap game