Dizzy Wright Talks Pretty Women, EDM, and Legal Weed
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Las Vegas, Nevada, where you can show up to the bar at 5 a.m. with ten bucks in your pocket and leave with $50,000.
It's a hustler's paradise, and the name Sin City doesn't come cheap. But if you appreciate good weed, fine women, 24-hour parties, and infinite bass, it may be the perfect place to spend the rest of your life.
Rapper Dizzy Wright is originally from Flint, Michigan, but he has called Vegas home since the age of four. He's signed to Hopsin's "Funk Volume." He's on an endless smoked-out tour of the world. And he's headed to Miami for his first show in the 305 ever. Here's what he had to say about pretty women, EDM, and legal weed.
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Crossfade: Wasup, where you at?
Dizzy Wright: I'm pretty good. I'm on my way to Lansing, Michigan.
What rappers influenced you growing up?
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony's "Buddha Lovers."
Why do you think marijuana is illegal?
I think they don't want people to come together. They need a reason to keep people in jail and make money off people being in jail.
What do you think about legal weed?
I think it's amazing. I'm smoking legal weed right now.
How's that work in Michigan?
I know the growers. So I have that relationship with the growers. And then every time I come through the city, they just provide the green.
Do you think legal weed could save Detroit?
Yeah, I think they can make a lot of money off of it, you know what I'm sayin'. I think it could be like that everywhere: get some shelter homes for the homeless, make money for the schools, and a lot of other things.
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What is your history with Miami?
I have no history with Miami. I'm excited to come there for the first time and shit. I know King James did his thang, but I'm trying to see the women and turn up and have some fun.
I don't know what to expect. 'Cause I never get a real feel of the city when I go to it to rock a show. I don't know what kind of people gonna come out to see me in Miami, or what their perspective is, but I'm definitely expecting to see some pretty women.
What do you think about the music business?
Me, as an independent artist, I'm good. I got creative control, I get to do what I wanna do.
I got a great team around me. It's been lovely. We got three artists that got on the XXL Freshman class, including myself.
Is the sound of "Everywhere I Go" influenced by electronic dance music?
I been working with some producers and shit for a long time. If they send me some shit I'm feeling, I'm like, "Hell yeah, I can rock this!" I knew it was different but i could appreciate the people around me trying to elevate their sound.
I came up with a dope concept for the song about turning everywhere I go into Vegas, getting people to party and having a good time. I don't know much about EDM, but I know it's heavy in the clubs. I don't be in the clubs. I be on the road, man. I be on the road.
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Dizzy Wright. Presented by Dope Entertainment. Wednesday, July 9. Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami. The show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets cost $20 to $50 plus fees via ticketweb.com. All ages. Call 305-377-2277 or visit grandcentralmiami.com.
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