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Rev. Run’s son, Diggy Simmons, has officially signed a record deal with Atlamtic Records. Diggy who managed to build his own buzz by dropping a mixtape, releasing freestyles and recently a video for “Flow Stoopid” –  took over the internet by storm. Mostly  because the kid got bars…he’s NICE.

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“It feels great. It’s almost surreal,” he told the Daily News Tuesday of his deal with Atlantic.

“I worked for it all. My dad didn’t shop me around at a label or anything.”

Diggy, born Daniel Simmons, credits using the Internet – specifically, his blog and his Twitter account – for helping to generate buzz over his music.

“The Internet is a great tool to use,” said the teenager, who didn’t have to leave his Bergen County, N.J., home to make music.

He met producers online, and they e-mailed tracks for him to rap on.

His big break came after he posted a 13-track mixed tape, “The First Flight,” on his blog. The digital album was downloaded by more than 100,000 people.

“After the mixtape dropped, it was like a lot of labels were just coming in and wanted to be involved,” Diggy said.

On his song “Point to Prove,” Diggy raps, “You know them haters probably saying, ‘Daddy made a phone call,’ but he probably hearing this the same time as as y’all.”

The baby-faced rapper, who also stars on MTV’s “Run’s House,” insists his father never pressured him to rap.

“I definitely want to go my own route and make my own name,” he said.

His father said he was still shocked at the quick turn of events.

“I thought he needed help. He just ran off and started doing it himself,” Run said.

“All I did was watch it happen. … He created a hype on the Internet on his own.

“It’s really hard to believe, but it’s the truth.”

Props: NYDailyNews


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