Not many 21-year old rappers can say that they’ve been rapping for over a decade. The Las Vegas-based rapper began rapping at just 8 years old with the group “DaFuture” with his brother and very close friend – his mother wrote his raps at the time. “My Mom was like Joe Jackson says Wright, “She was a concert promoter so I was exposed to the music industry early – we even did youth reporting at major awards shows like the BET Awards.”
At 17-years old with several years of experience Dizzy decided to take his rap career seriously. Formerly known as Dizzy D Flashy, Dizzy was a winner on BET’s “Wild Out Wednesdays,” winner of the Sheikh Music “Rip the Mic” Competition and released 5 mixtapes, which lead him to rack up over 1-million views on YouTube. Wright wants for people to learn something when they listen to his music by discussing situations that his fans can relate to. “The internet allowed me to see what my music did to people – I like being able to see the response. When you rap, you have a voice and this is how I balance my thoughts,” says Wright.
In November 2011, Wright signed to Funk Volume Records after being discovered at the Sheikh Music “Rip the Mic” Competition in 2010. Impressed by his smooth flow, confident stage presence and energy that won over the crowd, Funk Volume knew he was a special talent and would be valuable addition to the team.
“Smoke Out Conversations” is inspired by Don Miguel Ruiz’s wide-spread book, “The Four Agreements.” Dizzy expands, “I live the four agreements… The first agreement is be impeccable with your word. People will learn something from this album.”
Dizzy unveils lessons in his storytelling ability and the features on this album are sparing but impressive – two spots for the soulful voice of Chelle and one for Funk Volume labelmate SwizZz, who packs a whole verse of punchlines on ‘Who Want It.’ A superb debut album for a 21 year old with a long way to go in his music career.