Video: Dizzy Wright – “XXL Freshman Freestyle”

Dizzy Currently On Nationwide “Fight To Unite Tour”, Celebrates XXL Nod With Freestyle Video

04.18.2013

Critical Praise for Dizzy Wright:

Selected as one of XXL’s Freshmen Class of 2013
Recently featured by The Fader MTV News
“Guess it’s fair to say we’ve been sleeping on Dizzy Wright.” – Complex

The Video:

Last month, Dizzy Wright was named to XXL Magazine’s 2013 Freshmen Class, being announced as the “People’s Champ” fan-vote winner. Today, the celebration continues with the release of Dizzy’s “XXL Freshman Freestyle.” The acapella clip shows just what makes Dizzy so special as a rapper, as he mixes complex lyricism with a delicate balance of insight, introspection, and boastfulness.

To win the fan-vote for the XXL Freshmen cover, amongst all that talent, is no small feat, and it’s a testament to Dizzy’s work ethic, to the months and months that he’s spent on the road touring around the world over the past year, that he has such a rabid, loyal following. And so it’s no surprise that Dizzy is back on the road again this spring, having recently kicked off a 25-city nationwide tour, The Fight To Unite Tour, alongside Kottonmouth Kings, Snow Tha Product, and more. In addition to the tour, Dizzy Wright will play two shows next month in New York City, the first on May 21st, at Best Buy Theater to celebrate the XXL Freshmen cover, and the second, on May 22nd, at The Studio at Webster Hall. Dizzy will also perform at this year’s SoundSet festival, alongside Atmosphere, Snoop Dogg, Mac Miller, Tech N9ne, and more.

Watch the “XXL Freshman Freestyle” video: http://www.xxlmag.com/2013-freshmen/dizzy-wright/

Tour Dates:

Purchase tickets here: http://myfunkvolume.com/artist/dizzy-wright-2/

4/18 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
4/19 – Reading, PA – Reverb
4/20 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance Theater
4/23 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
4/24 – Detriot, MI – St. Andrews Hall
4/25 – Joliet, IL – Mojoes
4/26 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note
4/27 – Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
4/29 – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
4/30 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
5/1 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
5/3 – Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Cafe – Vegas
5/4 – Santa Ana, CA – Yost Theater
5/5 – West Hollywood, CA – Key Club
5/9 – San Diego, CA – Porter’s Pub
5/10 – Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones
5/12 – Boise, ID – Reef Bar
5/21 – New York, NY – Best Buy Theatre (XXL Freshman Show)
5/22 – New York, NY – Studio at Webster Hall
5/23 – Virginia Beach, VA – Shaka’s
5/24 – Richmond, VA – Kingdom
5/25 – Springfield, VA – Empire
5/26 – Shakopee, MN – SoundSet – Canterbury Park

Please contact Michelle or Dan if interested in talking with Dizzy Wright.

Dizzy Wright Background:

Not many 21-year old rappers can say that they’ve been rapping for over a decade. 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. Dizzy is showing no signs of slowing down as 2013 looks to be his biggest year yet

Funk Volume Background:

Funk Volume is a record label, marketing and production company founded to give hip hop artists a home to freely express themselves without feeling controlled or pressured by any other outside forces. Currently home to Hopsin, SwizZz, Dizzy Wright, Jarren Benton and DJ Hoppa, Funk Volume’s plan is to represent only the sickest, most talented, and most creative artists that we can find. The label’s objective is to produce music that it feel competes with any other artists or labels in the industry. Funk Volume is not a “movement”, not a “gang”, not a “squad.” Funk Volume is a commitment – to protect the integrity of the music and conduct our business properly. It is a commitment to hip-hop, to its fans, and to each other.


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XXL 2013 Freshmen Story: http://www.xxlmag.com/2013-freshmen/dizzy-wright/

“First Agreement”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBgQzgngKZM

“Killem Wit Kindness”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMVfAAynx-M 

“Still Movin'”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho_i8Z8m6Wo

“Maintain”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2eb2nAgono

“Verbalizing”: http://www.hotnewhiphop.com/video.9125.html