La'Reonte Wright (born November 26, 1990) is an American rapper better known by his stage name Dizzy Wright. In December 2011, Wright signed to rapper Hopsin's independent record label Funk Volume. After signing he released his debut studio album SmokeOut Conversations in April 2012. He followed that with The First Agreement in December of that year, and then a mixtape The Golden Age in August 2013. Following touring with Hopsin in early 2014, Dizzy Wright released State of Mind, an EP that would peak at number 54 on the Billboard 200. On May 22, 2015, he released his second full-length studio album The Growing Process which peaked at number 47 on the Billboard 200.
Dizzy Wright performing in February 2018
|Birth name||La’Reonte Wright|
|Born||November 26, 1990|
|Origin||Las Vegas, Nevada|
- 1 Early life
- 2 Musical career
- 3 Discography
- 4 References
- 5 External links
Wright looked up to Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, of which his uncles Layzie Bone and Flesh-N-Bone are members. At the age of four he moved with his mom and siblings to Las Vegas, Nevada. He began rapping at just 8 years old with the group DaFuture which included his brother and a very close friend. His mother wrote his raps at the time and was a concert promoter so he was exposed to the music industry early even doing youth reporting at major awards shows like the BET Awards and interviewing Tyrese, St. Lunatics and Boyz II Men. He credits this for being the reason he wants to stay away from major record labels and stick to independent labels. In seventh grade Wright lived in a homeless shelter with his family for five months. Throughout the rest of high school Dizzy lived in Georgia and California before moving back to Las Vegas when he was in twelfth grade. In 2010, Wright took part in and won the Sheikh Music Rip the Mic competition, which impressed record label Funk Volume. In 2010, he also appeared on 106 & Park's Wild Out Wednesday, as Dizzy D Flashy.
2010–2012: Signing to Funk Volume and Smokeout ConversationsEdit
In 2011, Dizzy Wright released his mixtape, titled Soul Searchin' Next Level, which would be a final release under the Bluestar Records. In 2012, Wright signed to rapper Hopsin's independent record label Funk Volume. Wright's debut album, titled Smokeout Conversations was released on April 20, 2012, in honor of the annual marijuana type-of "holiday" under Funk Volume label. The album features a sole guest appearance from SwizZz and includes the single "Can't Trust Em". The album peaked at number 42 on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and number eight on the US Heatseekers Albums charts. Months later, Wright released a reloaded version of a mixtape, titled Free SmokeOut Conversations, which has been downloaded over 170,000 times. This mixtape features guest appearances from a fellow rapper and his label-mate Hopsin, and SwizZz. It also contains his single "Independent Living". Not withstanding the original plan to release the mixtape prior to the album, but then instead Dizzy released the album. The album's success allowed him to perform on a national 30-day headlining tour following its release.
He capped off the year performing on the Funk Volume Tour 2012 with Hopsin, Swizz and Jarren Benton. On December 3, 2012, Dizzy released his debut extended play, titled The First Agreement EP. The EP is named after Don Miguel Ruiz's book The Four Agreements. Its lead single from the EP was released for "Fly High" and contains a guest appearances from Jarren Benton, Irv Da Phenom and Man-Like-Devin. The EP debuted at number 41 on the US R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart and number 25 on the US Top Rap Albums charts. Dizzy has hinted at the releases of more chapters in the series.
2013–2014: The Golden Age and State of MindEdit
On March 11, 2013 Dizzy released the first song from his upcoming mixtape, titled "Maintain" featuring fellow rapper Joey Bada$$. On March 26, 2013 it was announced that Wright would be a part of the XXL Magazine 2013 freshman class due to getting the "Peoples Choice" vote. Three days later he would release the music video for a new song titled, "Still Movin'" which featured cameos from his Funk Volume label mates which was followed by "Killem Wit Kindness" a few days later. These songs were the second and third releases from his upcoming mixtape, which was shortly announced to be titled The Golden Age. The mixtape has a 90s influence and sample theme. Guest appearances on the mixtape included Wyclef Jean, Hopsin, Joey Bada$$, Jarren Benton, SwizZz, Logic, Kid Ink and Honey Cocaine among others. Along with production from DJ Hoppa, Rikio, Kato, 6ix, and Cardo. The mixtape was released for free, and for purchase on iTunes on August 19, 2013. Due to its retail release, the mixtape debuted on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart at number 39 becoming his highest charting project at the time.
Wright announced plans to drop The Second Agreement EP, and then his second studio album after the release of the mixtape. On December 18, 2013, he was named a runner-up for "Rising Star of the Year" by HipHopDX. Starting 2014, Wright begun touring with Hopsin on the Knock Madness world tour. He was also featured on Knock Madness, on the song "Who's There?" also featuring label mate Jarren Benton. On February 16, 2014, Dizzy Wright announced he would be releasing State of Mind, a new EP during March 2014. In an interview with XXL the following month, Dizzy Wright said State of Mind had no current release date and confirmed his second studio album would be released during 2014. However, on April 8, Wright revealed the cover artwork and release date of April 15, 2014 for the EP.
In July 2014, Dizzy Wright revealed that his second studio album would be released in early 2015, with a guest appearance to come from Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. In an interview with Mr. Wavvy released on June 24, 2015, Wright confirmed that a project with Logic is in the works. The rapper went on to confirm that the two have 4-5 songs already recorded for it.
He was a headliner in the House Party Tour along with Boston-based hip hop group Aer in October 2014. Chicago artist Njomza will also be performing at select shows.
2015–2017: The Growing Process, Funk Volume Fallout, Multiple EPs, The Golden Age 2 and State of Mind 2Edit
In January 2016, Funk Volume disbanded. Dizzy Wright revealed that he still has the same manager Damien Ritter after the label split. On February 5, 2016 Dizzy Wright released his first project post-Funk Volume titled Wisdom and Good Vibes. On July 2, 2016, Dizzy Wright released The 702 EP. The EP was supported by two singles "East Side" and "What's In My Pot". A few days after the release of the EP, Dizzy Wright released a new single "They Know Why" commenting on controversial political issues. On August 11, 2017, Dizzy Wright released his third official studio album The Golden Age 2 named after his 2013 mixtape The Golden Age. On November 24, 2017 Dizzy Wright released his fourth studio album State of Mind 2 after his 2014 extended play with features from ILL Camille, Audio Push, Demrick, Larry June, Reezy, Jon Connor, A.D, and Chelle.
2018–present: One Week Notice, Don't Tell Me It Can't Be Done EPEdit
On January 5, 2018 StillMovin record label owner Damian Ritter got Dizzy Wright, Jarren Benton, Audio Push, Demrick, Emilio Rojas, Reezy, DJ Hoppa, and Kato together to record a collaboration project in one week called One Week Notice. On May 19, 2018 "Vibe" was released featuring Kid Ink by Dizzy Wright as the first single from his upcoming extended play Don't Tell Me It Can't Be Done. The EP was released on June 1, 2018.
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|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions||Sales|
|The Growing Process||
|The Golden Age 2||
|State of Mind 2||
|One Week Notice (with Jarren Benton, Audio Push, Demrick, Emilio Rojas, Reezy, DJ Hoppa, and Kato)||
|Nobody Cares, Work Harder||
|"—" denotes a release that did not chart or were not released in that territory.|
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|The First Agreement||
|State of Mind||
|Wisdom and Good Vibes||
|The 702 EP||
|Don’t Tell Me It Can’t Be Done||
|"—" denotes a release that did not chart or were not released in that territory.|
|What Hip-Hop Needs||
|Soul Searchin' (The Next Level)||
|Free SmokeOut Conversations||
|The Golden Age|
|BrILLiant Youth EP (with Bishop Nehru)||
|Lost In Reality (with Mark Battles)||
|Blaze With Us (with Demrick)||
|2012||"Solo Dolo"||SmokeOut Conversations|
|"Can't Trust Em"|
|"Fly High" (featuring Nikkiya)||The First Agreement|
|2013||"Funk Volume 2013" (with Hopsin, DJ Hoppa, SwizZz & Jarren Benton)||N/A|
|2014||"Everywhere I Go"||State of Mind|
|"Conscious" (with Mark Battles)||Lost In Reality|
|"I Need Answers"||N/A|
|2015||"Train Your Mind"||The Growing Process|
|"Floyd Money Mayweather"|
|"I Can Tell You Needed It" (featuring Berner)|
|2017||"FFL"||The Golden Age 2|
|"Word on the Streetz"|
|2018||"Vibe" (featuring Kid Ink)||Don't Tell Me It Can't Be Done EP|
|"My Own Zone" (with Tech N9ne and Futuristic)||N/A|
|2019||"Picture Perfect" (featuring Eric Bellinger)||Nobody Cares Work Harder|
|2019||"HUSH" (with Corey Ellis)||HUSH|
|"1st You Get The Paper"||2012||Dirty Smurf||N/A|
|"Funk Volume 2013"||2013||Hopsin, SwizZz, Jarren Benton|
|"Y.B.W. (Young Black and Winning)" (Remix)||Irv da Phenom, Jarren Benton||Los Kangeles LP|
|"Young Jedi"||Logic||Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever|
|"Epic"||PREF1X||D.E.M.O. Diary Entries of a Man In Orbit|
|"Reminisce Remix"||Baeza, Fashawn||N/A|
|"Red Cups"||Scru Face Jean, Pedro Bizz||W.I.N.G.S (We Invent the Next Generations Sound)|
|"Ain't Worried About Nothin'" (Skee-mix)||French Montana, Crooked I, Problem, Game||N/A|
|"Rite Nah"||Trademark da Skydiver||Flamingo Barnes 2: Mingo Royale|
|"Who's There"||2013||Hopsin, Jarren Benton||Knock Madness|
|"Plan B"||2014||Iamsu!||Sincerely Yours|
|"I Guess I'll Smoke"||Futuristic, Layzie Bone||Traveling Local|
|"Roll Witchu"||Phora||Nights Like These|
|"3 Days in La"||Pink Grenade||Fear of a Pink Planet|
|"Don't Sweat It"||2015||Kryple, Merkules||Anger Management|
|"Vegas Nights"||Tha Joker||N/A|
|"Fort Collins"||Hopsin||Pound Syndrome|
|"Good Knight"||Kirk Knight, Joey Bada$$, Flatbush Zombies||N/A|
|"What a Difference"||2016||Jarren Benton, Grath, Sy Ari Da Kid||Slow Motion, Vol. 2|
|"Vibes"||Berner, B-Real||Prohibition, Pt. 3|
|"Win, Lose, Draw"||2018||Demrick||Came a Long Way|
|"My Own Zone"||Tech N9ne, Futuristic||N/A|
|"Flavors"||2019||Demrick, Euroz||No Wasting Time|
|"Callaloo”||Collie Buddz||-||"High Grade"||Chris Webby, Alandon||N/A|
|"HUSH (Remix)"||Corey Ellis, Ian Matthew, Futuristic|
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