Diggy Strikes Back in Beef With J. ColeSeptember 17th, 2012
By Dan Reagans
Some of us found it cute this past April when young Diggy Simmons stepped up to the plate against J.Cole to defend the honor of his older sister, Vanessa Simmons. All jokes aside, that cuteness went out the window this weekend after Digg unleashed his scathing diss track “Fall Down” in response to J.Cole’s sneak diss that came during Kendrick Lamar’s BET Music Matters NC tour stop.
“See me and shake my hand, coppin’ pleas in person. Now you act like less than a man, mentioning me in verses,” Diggy spits.“You used to have dreams of my big sister kissing you, now you having nightmares of her little brother dissing you.”
While some of our heads are still spinning at the gut wrenching punch lines, I’m more amazed at the young MC’s response time. Old Coley Cole might want to devote some real bars and studio time to address the young lad who’s obviously no longer wet behind the ears. In a matter of days, this small on again-off again feud has gone from cute and admirable to “Oh snap, Diggy landed a good one.”
Make no mistake, I’m still riding with the “Can’t Get Enough” rapper, but he better pay more attention to the youngster before he finds himself in a bad position. Jermaine Cole still might be the hare, but Diggy’s certainly proving himself not to be the tortoise. He definitely did his homework and the caliber of his lyrics blended with the passion bubbling from underneath his flow only serve as a reminder of his royal lineage.
Honestly speaking, J. doesn’t have much to gain by bodying Diggy lyrically and Digg probably knows he’s not really ready to war with the Roc Nation spitter. But the fact still remains, Rev. Run has instilled some old school core values about the rap game in him — anybody who calls you out must be dealt with promptly. More importantly, the younger Simmons just doesn’t want his name or family’s name in Cole’s mouth…at all. No matter how big or how many years his senior, Diggy’s ready to rock with the best of them, and that’s what rap is about. Nas and Jay could probably get it if they took too long of a look at one of his sisters (Kanye West got away with one on Jeezy’s “Put On” remix). Age still ain’t nothing but a number.
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