While he’s released plenty of free material since 2012, Dizzy Wright is gearing up for the release of his first official album since his debut that year, SmokeOut Conversations. Maintaining a similar theme, Wright’s The Growing Process is set for release on May 26, again via Hopsin’s Funk Volume label.
With his name ringing out more than ever, Wright stopped by Hot 97 and spoke about his experience as a child rapper, penning a song for Floyd Mayweather ahead of the boxer’s bout against Manny Pacquiao next week, and even developing his own strain of weed.
Beginning with his own history as a rapper, Dizzy explained his mother’s connection to Bone thugs-n-harmony and how he began rapping at her behest.
“My mom wrote the rhymes,” he said. “She started out writing it all for like the first two years. So from like eight years old to ten years old moms was writing everything. At first I was really just about basketball, moms just had a plan and a vision and I was with it.”
As for his more recent anthem bearing Floyd Mayweather’s name, Dizzy explained the motivation to create the song and opened up about wanting to put on for his home of Las Vegas.
“I don’t really look at Floyd for his personal issues, I don’t really judge him off of that,” he said. “I judge him off of his platform that he created in boxing, being 47-0 and using his hands to get where he at. Not taking no L’s. Having that confidence. That confidence is what keeps him winning. He don’t go into a situation even thinking about losing. Just that mindset, I wanted to get behind that mindset and give him some motivation to keep doing that…I also wanted to give my city something to turn up to and party to. It’s not just all thoughtful shit.”
Speaking briefly about the growing marijuana industry around the country but in Nevada specifically, Dizzy touched on the development of his own strain of weed.
“Dizzy OG isn’t OG Kush,” he explained. “It’s mixed with Crown OG and I can’t even tell you the other one. It’s another strain too that’s fire. The weed game is for real now. The weed game is so for real.”
Watch the full interview below: