La'Reonte Wright (born November 26, 1990) is an American rapper better known by his stage nameDizzy Wright. In December 2011 he signed to rapper Hopsin's independent record labelFunk 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 22nd 2015, He released his second full length studio album The Growing Process which peaked at number 47 on the billboard 200.
Dizzy Wright was born in Flint, Michigan and grew up with his favorite rappers being Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, of which his uncles Layzie Bone and Flesh-N-Bone are members, and Nas. 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 Tyreese, 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.
2011-2012: Signing to Funk Volume and Smokeout Conversations
Dizzy Wright released his last mixtape prior to signing to Funk Volume with Soul Searchin' Next Level under Bluestar Records. In early 2012, Dizzy Wright signed to rapper Hopsin's independent record label Funk Volume. His debut album Smokeout Conversations was released on April 20, 2012 in honor of the annual marijuana "holiday" under Funk Volume. The album features SwizZz and the single "Can't Trust Em". The album peaked at number 42 on the BillboardTop R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and at number 8 on the Heatseekers Albums chart. Following that, two months later was the mixtape Free SmokeOut Conversations which has been downloaded over 170,000 times. The mixtape featured Hopsin, SwizZz and their single "Independent Living". The original plan was to release the mixtape prior to the album but Dizzy put the album out first. 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, The First Agreement EP. The EP is named after Don Miguel Ruiz's book The Four Agreements. The lead single off the EP was "Fly High" and the album features guest appearances from Jarren Benton, Irv Da Phenom and Man-Like-Devin. The EP debuted at number 41 on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop albums chart and number 25 on the Top Rap Albums charts. Dizzy has hinted at releasing more chapters in a series.
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 Billboard 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 24th 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.