Dizzy Wright makes Vegas proud
Rock bands like The Killers, Imagine Dragons and Panic! at the Disco have been representing Las Vegas nationally and internationally for a while now, but the city hasn’t been as successful at producing hip-hop stars. That may change with Vegas rapper Dizzy Wright, who’s been on a steady rise since signing to indie hip-hop label Funk Volume in 2012. He’s released a series of mixtapes, studio albums and EPs in the past five years, with collaborators including Wyclef Jean, Logic and members of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony.
Wright started rapping alongside his brother when they were just kids, thanks to his mom, who worked in the music industry and was so close with Bone Thugs members Layzie Bone and Flesh-n-Bone that Wright referred to them as his uncles. His mom may have written lyrics for him when he was a kid, but Wright has grown up a lot since then, and he’s matured as a rapper, a musician and a lyricist, while continuing to rep Vegas in his songs. On his latest release, November’s State of Mind 2, he takes on both politics and partying in what Hip-Hop DX called “intellectual music for spliff lighters.” He’s still making Vegas proud.
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