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Asher Roth
Rapper Diggy grows up while Rev. Run cheers from the sidelines
Rapper Diggy grows up while Rev. Run cheers from the sidelines

When your father is the "Run" in Run-DMC and your uncle is Def Jam Records co-founder Russell Simmons, it's a gift and a curse to pursue a career in hip-hop. The gift is obvious: unlimited connections, a built-in brand name and hopefully some skills from Dad's DNA. But for Diggy — who raps without using his famous last name — it's the curse that makes the 16-year-old rapper's story interesting. The struggle for Diggy, born Daniel Simmons III, wasn't just the pressure of being born into rap royalty, but also growing up on camera. From October 2005 to July 2009, he was on MTV's reality show "Run's House" alongside his...

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