While on R.E.D.Y. Set Radio with Bootleg Kev, Dizzy Wright and (Funk Volume owner/founder Dame) chop it up for a good solid hour. Topics range from Dizzy’s XXL Freshmen Cover appearance, his relationship with fellow-freshman Logic, how Funk Volume got started, the reason why Hopsin doesn’t release a lot of music and more. Check out the hightlights in part one (above) and part two and three (after the jump).
Monster Energy has teamed with XXL Magazine and Idol Roc Entertainment for the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour Presents XXL Freshmen Live 2013. Starting on May 1st in Philadelphia, each “freshman” from the cover (ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Trinidad James, Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, Kirko Bangz, Logic, Travi$ Scott, angel haze and Dizzy Wright for those living under a rock) will rock the stage. Los Angeles (May 18) and New York (May 21) are the only other solid dates with more to be announced soon enough. Tickets available at TicketMaster.
Sitting down with MTV, Dizzy Wright speaks on his early days in rhyming, his time in Las Vegas and California and his thoughts on being picked as the “10 Spot People’s Champion Winner” for the 2013 XXL Freshmen cover.
It’s a blessing. They pick nine people, and they allow one person to get voted on, and my fans [came] through for me. I built a cool fanbase inside of Las Vegas before I went out into the world, but being on the road definitely played in my favor. The fans are really the most important people and the ones who really support you. You do meet-and-greets, you shake hands, you take pictures, you sign autographs, and they remember that.
We speak about him being the first artist to put Las Vegas on map, his progression from his Dizzy D. Flashy days, what it’s like being a part of Funk Volume, whether or not he will sign to a major, how he linked up with Joey Bada$$ for “Maintain”, what other Las Vegas MC’s that he co-signs, what he has learned from being apart of Funk Volume, he also reveals he is dropping new music with Ab-Soul soon and is working on a new tape, and much more.