15-year-old Diggy Simmons certainly has the backing of everyone that matters in mainstream hip-hop: His pops is Run, his unk is Russell Simmons, he’s pals with Pharrell and Lupe Fiasco has him as part of his Chess City Collective. He gets those last two on the latest leak from his Airborne EP, a hazy burner called “Oh Yeah!”. Diggy mostly spends his time in some post-Drake Auto-Tune groaning, before busting through with some pretty strong stuff at his verse (he certainly can rap very fast). It helps Lupe and Pharrell are on their stuff here, too, since they bring some okay verses to this. The thing holding DIggy back is still hooks; namely the dearth of them. If he gets those as strong as his rapping, he could be huge, probably.
Airborne is due out later this year. [Real Talk]