MP3: Dizzy Wright – “Red Balloons”

Dizzy Wright Shares Solemn Single Dedicated to the Loss of a Child


Critical Praise for Dizzy Wright:

Selected as one of XXL’s Freshmen Class of 2013

“Amazing.” –  MTV News

“Dizzy Wright is captivating the moment you hear himComplex

The Song:

The father of a 3-year old daughter, Dizzy Wright’s solemn new single “Red Balloons” was inspired by a series of tragic stories that have been making their way into the news. Earlier this month, ABC News reported on a 3-year old that was struck and killed by a truck in California. In the days following, an outpour of support came rolling in, as the #RedBalloonsForRyan hashtag began trending. “Red balloons for a child we lost today,” Dizzy croons on the chorus, “As a parent, I pray, as a father, I pray.” He continues atop the piano and bass-heavy DJ Hoppa-produced beat with a heartfelt verse discussing emotions that come with the loss of a child.

On “Red Balloons,” Dizzy also acknowledges the on-going search for nearly 300 schoolgirls that were abducted in Nigeria in mid-April, which spawned the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag. As CNN reports, “their abduction sparked a global movement as throngs took to the streets demanding their rescue.” Harmonizing his vocals, “bring those babies back in Nigeria,” Dizzy demands, before saying “Lord knows I don’t sing, I just want y’all to feel my passion.”

This chilling loose single follows the release of Dizzy Wright’s State of Mind EP, which XXL calls a “quality offering from an MC that has tasted success and wants more.” Over the past month, Dizzy’s released a video for the EP’s first single, “Everywhere I Go,” while more recently sharing “Reunite for the Night” as the second single.

Listen to “Red Balloons”:

Catch Dizzy Wright on his State of Mind Tour, which kicks off in late May. Tix will be available here:

Tracklisting for State of Mind EP:

  1. State of Mind
  2. Everywhere I Go
  3. Reunite For The Night
  4. Too Real For This
  5. Nuttin Bout Me
  6. New Generation
  7. Calm Down

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State of Mind Tour Dates:

5/25/2014 Wow Hall @ Eugene, OR
6/11/2014 Fulton 55 @  Fresno, CA
6/12/2014 Slo Brew @ San Luis Obispo, CA
6/13/2014 Velvet Jones @ Santa Barbara, CA
6/14/2014 Epicentre @ San Diego, CA
6/18/2014 Wreck Room @ Amarillo, TX
6/19/2014 Tree’s @ Dallas, TX
6/20/2014 White Rabbit @ San Antonio, TX
6/21/2014 Kamps @ Oklahoma City, OK
6/23/2014 Pop’s Nightclub @ St. Louis, MO
6/24/2014 Skully’s @ Columbus, OH
6/25/2014 The Loft @ Lansing, MI
6/26/2014 Center Stage @ Kokomo, IN
6/27/2014 Cabooze @ Minneapolis, MN
6/28/2014 Blue Moose @ Iowa City, IA

Please contact Michelle or Rory 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. He followed it 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. 

Funk Volume Background:

Funk Volume is a Los Angeles-based record label, marketing, and production company that been cited as a leader among independent rap labels with over 62 million YouTube views, 415 thousand Facebook likes, consistent Top 10 chart placements on Billboard and iTunes and high profile write-ups in media outlets such as Forbes, Billboard, SPIN, LA Weekly, and many more. Founded in 2008 by internationally recognized rap artist Hopsin and Stanford MBA grad Damien “Dame” Ritter, the label was created with one thing in mind: protecting the integrity of the artist’s vision. Currently home to rappers Hopsin, SwizZz, Dizzy Wright, and Jarren Benton and more recently, DJ’s and producers Hoppa, Kato, and Rikia, the label has quickly transformed into being a label to watch by fans and industry insiders alike. Funk Volume recently released their first documentary, Independent Living, which captures the artists’ swift rise during their 44-date national tour in 2012. The latest release from the Funk Volume label is marquee artist Hopsin’s Knock Madness. For more info:


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“Red Balloons”:

“State of Mind”:

“Everywhere I Go” Video:

State of Mind:

“Everywhere I Go”

“The Perspective” feat. Chel’le Video:

“No Writers Block, I Like To Rap” (Prod. By 6ix):

“We Turned Out Alright” feat. Wyclef:

“World Peace”:

The Golden Age

XXL 2013 Freshmen Story:

“First Agreement”:

“Killem Wit Kindness”: 

Bio, pictures and streams available here: