Video: Dizzy Wright – “They Know Why”

Conceptualized and Filmed in Less than 24 Hours, Dizzy Wright Self-Directs a Video About Police Brutality, Racism, and Rage


Dizzy Wright - They Know Why (Official Music Video)Critical Praise for Dizzy Wright:

“Amazing.” –  MTV News

“Dizzy Wright is captivating the moment you hear him – Complex

Equipped with an unapologetic message and  an admirable amount of resolve, he’s steadily created his own lane and won’t be stopping anytime soon.” – The Source

Selected by fans to XXL’s Freshmen Class of 2013

The Video:

“All I’m saying is our anger comes from a different place and I pray the world can understand that this country has always worked against us so responding with violence seems like the only way but it’s not and it’s up to the positive people in the world to spread that love”- Dizzy Wright

Over plaintive piano chords and sorrowful strings, Dizzy Wright reflects on the recent murders of two innocent black men by people and the history of institutionalized racism in his video “They Know Why.” The song references the murders of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling at the hands of the police and the video shows footage of the shootings and their aftermaths, mixed with news footage of related incidents and Dizzy ruminating in an alleyway. Connecting these specific incidents back to the history of the black experience in America, Dizzy cites slavery, the rise of martial law, and fascism. Conceptualized and produced in fewer than 24 hours, Dizzy felt compelled to share his urgent message, citing, “I hope this touches your heart.”

“They Know Why” comes on the tail of Dizzy’s 702 Ephis second release of 2016, which came out earlier this month, and the  videos for East Sideand “What’s In My Pot”, two tracks off the EP. “Why You Do Me Like That“, a a single from the EP featuring Skate Maloley, was released the same week as the album.

The nephew of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony‘s Layzie Bone, Dizzy Wright began rapping at just 8 years old. Dizzy Wright released SmokeOut Conversations in April 2012, peaking at #2 on the iTunes Hip-Hop charts. He followed it up with a free mixtape, Free SmokeOut Conversations, which propelled Dizzy Wright to his own national 30-city tour. As the “People’s Choice” member of the XXL Freshman Class of 2013, Dizzy Wright also released his The Golden Age mixtape followed by multiple projects which received wide acclaim, including 2015’s The Growing Process which landed him HotNewHipHop‘s digital cover story. Earlier in 2016, Dizzy Wright released the Wisdom and Good Vibes EP, featuring singles such as “Work a Lil Harder”and “Plotting.” This year, Dizzy also opened for Logic on his sold out The Incredible World TourMost recently, Dizzy released the 702 EP

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Stream the 702 EP on SoundCloud:

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Dizzy Wright Background:

Las Vegas, Nevada, Rapper Dizzy Wright began rapping at just 8 years old in the group “DaFuture” with his brother and very close friend; his mother wrote his raps at the time. Dizzy broke through when he was discovered at the Sheikh Music “Rip the Mic” competition in 2010 and signed onto Funk Volume a few months later. In April 2012, Dizzy released his first Funk Volume album, SmokeOut Conversations, peaking at #2 on the iTunes Hip-Hop charts which he followed up with a free mixtape, Free SmokeOut Conversations, which has been downloaded over 200,000 times, and helped propel Dizzy to his own national 30-city tour. In December 2012, Dizzy went on to release the first of four EPs, The First Agreement, which reached as high as #2 on the iTunes Hip-Hop chart. In March of 2013, Dizzy gathered enough votes to be selected as the “People’s Choice” member of the XXL Freshman Class of 2013. Also in 2013, Dizzy released The Golden Age mixtape and followed it up with The Golden Age Tour. In 2014, Dizzy released the State of Mind EP and toured the US  with support from Scion AV. Following the momentum, in 2015 he hit the road in support of his sophomore album The Growing Process, which peaked at #3 on iTunes. When 2016 hit, Funk Volume disbanded. No signs of slowing down, Dizzy dropped his Wisdom and Good Vibes EP and opened for Logic’s sold out The Incredible World Tour, while prepping his second release this year, the 702 EP.


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“They Know Why”:

702 EP:

702 EP on SoundCloud:

“Why You Do Me Like That”:

“What’s In My Pot?”:

“East Side”:

The Growing Process:

State of Mind EP:

“We Turned Out Alright” feat. Wyclef:

The Golden Age

XXL 2013 Freshmen Story:

Bio, pictures and streams available here: