Diggy Simmons

Hard Rock Café on the Strip, Jan. 14

The 16-year-old from MTV’s reality show Run’s House may be able to claim Reverend Run from Run DMC as his father and music mogul Russell Simmons as his uncle, but he’s talented in his own right. Rapper YG warmed up the crowd of screaming teenage girls, and when Diggy hit the stage, pandemonium ensued. He raced through favorites, including “Do It Like You” and “Great Expectations,” before closing his short set with the hit single “Copy, Paste” as the audience sang the hook as loudly as humanly possible. The set may have been only lasted 20 minutes, but it was enough to whet the appetite of his fans until his debut album drops later this year. ★★☆☆☆

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