Teen heartthrob Diggy Simmons showed some love to the 106 & Park audience yesterday [December 6] when he appeared on the show to premiere the video for his latest single, "Do It Like You" featuring Jeremih, and answered questions from his Jetsetters.
The one topic on everyone's mind was the release of the album, which Simmons confirmed would be released in early 2012 but still wouldn't reveal anymore than just the initials (U.A.) of the title of the debut. He did, however, hint at the overall feel of the project.
"Honestly, it's all in the outro and the intro," said Diggy. "There's a theme and everything in between, each song is concept-driven individually. It could go in a different direction because, you know, the majority of it is done, but we're still working on it and still coming up with different ideas, but it will be out very soon, in the next few months, so I'm very excited."
Although he lists Kanye West, Jay-Z, Nas and Eminem as dream collaborators hip hop-wise, fans shouldn't expect to see too many big names on the album. Diggy says that he's more concerned with proving himself as an artist than rushing to ask for features.
"If anybody's not on there that I want to work with, it's okay cuz, you know, I don't really like asking, well, not that I don't like asking for features, but anybody who I look up to I'd love for them to just have a great respect and love for my music and what I do before, you know, I ask them for that favor," says Diggy. "So, for anybody that I don't have on there that I admire, it'll be cool that they get to see a body of work from me first before they hop out on a track with me."
There's one thing Diggy isn't being tight-lipped about — his love life. After confirming that he was single, he described the type of relationship that he was looking for by saying "I just love being able to give somebody that deserves it something special. So definitely somebody that I'm compatible with and somebody that I'm always focusing on because, you know, you'll get in a relationship and you'll be communicating with the person and they'll be like 'Oh I gotta get back to my girlfriend,' but it's better when it feels natural and the person feels like more of your best friend and you can communicate with them on anything. That type of relationship."
Although he's open to the idea of relationship, he maintains that music is his first priority and will spend the remainder of the year working on the album.
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