After dropping hot verses on beats older than him, Diggy Simmons spoke to MTV News about his upcoming mixtape, Past Presents Future (due for release this Thursday 23rd December) and working with DJ Premier.
“With ‘Shook Ones,’ me and my dude Rashid just really strategized everything music-wise,” Diggy said. “We’re tight, everything we think about [is] on the same mindset. We had the idea of doing the Past Presents Future mixtape and we decided to go with ’90s and ’80s classic beats to [rhyme] over and some of them are flipped. The mixtape is gonna be hosted by the legendary DJ Premier.”
Diggy wouldn’t speak much on what Premier was doing on the mixtape, but he spoke of how they both met. “DJ Premier, we met when I did the cipher for the BET [Hip-Hop Awards], he was the DJ behind all those [performances] and I did that with my brother and my dad,” Diggy recalled. “From there my people and him linked up and it was just easy. Then I saw him at the BET Hip-Hop Awards and he’s been real supportive of me so he was down from the jump start. He’s even in the ‘Shook Ones’ video behind the boards while I’m doing my studio scene.”