Dizzy takes it back to the golden age


Beyond his years at 22, Dizzy has been one of the first Sin City rappers to grab the spotlight and carry it across the nation. 

His first mixtape series Soul Searchin’ and SmokeOut Conversations could be dismissed as just marijuana music, but the inspiration behind the concept is deeply personal to Dizzy. 

His father went to jail a couple of months before he was born and got out 20 years later. To buffer the circumstances, Dizzy and his Pops eased tensions last year at a concert in Detroit. 

The independent albums, The First Agreement and The Second Agreement, produced two multimillion-view videos on YouTube, “Solo Dolo” and “Can’t Trust Em.” 

Dizzy was specific in giving his expanding base both sides of his repertoire. The first was Dizzy’s most personal record, while the second had what he calls “that now-sound.” 

Both resonated, and the rapper was able to go from doing shows to doing concerts in his relentless touring with label-mates Hopsin and Jared Benton. He promises of his forthcoming work, that his next album will be the biggest one to date. 

But even with the rise in popularity, the intense touring and big-ticket bills (this year he performed at official SXSW showcases for Fader, World Star Hip-Hop and Pandora with Macklemore), Wright’s goal isn’t the big-hitter labels. 

Like his idol Tupac, Dizzy Wright embodies a do-for-self journey that’s magnetized listeners with his charisma. Perhaps with a cloudy chorus or a bassline to make it digestible, he’s leading a new hip-hop charge. 

“Pac’s passion gives me passion. I don’t want to be just one of these rappers just talking.” In life and in music, Dizzy is already saying much more. He continues to remain humble and focused on trying to become a household name across the United States and abroad.