Dizzy Wright - Nobody Cares Work Harder Tour w/ D-Stylz & High Key, J Knack, Mega Deville, Lyric Croft, Juughead Jones @ THE BLACK SHEEP

Dizzy Wright - Nobody Cares Work Harder Tour w/ D-Stylz & High Key, J Knack, Mega Deville, Lyric Croft, Juughead Jones @ THE BLACK SHEEP

Fri, June 21, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$20 ADV / $25 DAY OF SHOW / Meet & Greet Packages Available

This event is all ages

Dizzy Wright
Dizzy Wright
“You just don’t become a leader in one year. You’re prepped for it. When you’re at your lowest—but you got that faith—that gives you motivation. And when you have that motivation, that’s what makes you a leader,” says Las Vegas native Dizzy Wright. Beyond his years at 22, Dizzy has been one of the first Sin City rappers to grab the spotlight and carry it across the globe.

“My mom kicked me out when I was 17,” Dizzy reveals of the woman who both raised him and managed his career since childhood, “I was thrown out into the world.” With a similar story to his inspiration, Tupac Shakur, he took to local clubs to build a network and fan-base by being both skilled and flashy. “I was all about getting people to know my name. I knew the vision, but I didn’t know the gesture. You’ve got to live through this to get an understanding of it.” Along the way, Wright says that life taught him to keep a tight circle and to be concerned with how his music sounded in venues just as much as the writing. That dichotomy of substance and swagger has made Dizzy Wright an independent charting sensation with three 2012 releases, SmokeOut Conversations (along with the 200,000 times downloaded promotional mixtape), as well as a follow-up EP, The First Agreement. In turn, the youngest member of Funk Volume has been one of the most active.

Although SmokeOut Conversations could be dismissed as just marijuana music, the inspiration behind the concept is deeply personal to Dizzy. The rapper asserts, “I didn’t want people to perceive me as this weed rapper with a weed album.” Instead, he admits that a key moment in creating the album came from his first encounter with his father. “I did a show in Detroit with Hopsin, and I got to meet my father for the first time. I was trying to figure out what he was gonna be like. He went to jail a couple months before I was born, and then he got out 20 years later.” To buffer the circumstances, Dizzy and his Pops eased tensions with some help. “When I finally met him, all we did was smoke and talk.” “We just got to do a lot of catchin’ up, lotta talkin’, and lotta smokin’.” After his father traveled to several dates with the Funk Volume family, Dizzy left the experience with a title and theme for his debut album.

The independent album produced two multimillion-view videos on YouTube, “Solo Dolo” and “Can’t Trust Em.” Dizzy was specific in giving his expanding base both sides of his repertoire. The first was Dizzy’s most personal record, while the second had, what he calls “that now-sound.” Both resonated, and the rapper was able to go from “doing shows to doing concerts” in his relentless touring with label-mates. Reflecting, he notes, “I was just testing the waters.” Ready to fully jump in, Wright promises of his forthcoming work, “My next album will be the biggest one to date. It’ll be the perfect material for the fans, ‘cause I understand everything a lot more.”

Like his idol, Dizzy Wright embodies a do-for-self journey that’s magnetized listeners with his natural charisma. Perhaps with a cloudy chorus or a bassline to make it digestible, he’s leading a new charge. “’Pac’s passion gives me passion. I don’t wanna be just one of these niggas just talkin’.” In life and in music, already he’s saying much more.
D-Stylz & High Key
D-Stylz & High Key
Affliction is a Colorado Hip-hop & R&B duo consisting of two artists named, D-Stylz and High Key (Sarah Nelson).
J Knack
J Knack
Born October 18, 1990 in Colorado Springs, CO. J Knack started writing music at the age of 12 years old and started pursuing hip hop career at 19. He started with just a rockband mic and a closet for a studio with mainstream instrumentals to rap on. J Knack first started rapping in a duo rap act named Mile High Cliq and made cypher verses over popular rap songs using myspace for uploading. Later on J Knack branched off into a solo career and started contacted local labels and came across Denver indie label Bad Azz Ent. With them he made his first single The Prospect which later was added to his first mixtape Lazy Sunday. After dropping his debut mixtape J Knack began talks with childhood friend Chris Wade (BlackManChris) which included Chris taking over all mastering and original beats made by him. Knack agreed and started working on various projects with various artists. J Knack then released his second mixtape For Those Who Passed Up which included the single Flick Bics featuring his best friend Wes Wade was featured on Colorado Springs' local radio countdown. Momentum was building, BlackManChris took the oppoturnity and created Unheard Of Records with artists working from Florida and Colorado. J Knack is one of the only two artists from Colorado that are on the label. J Knack then took a break for personal reasons for months until he recorded his single Killin' Artists which later landed him his first show at Cervantes in Denver, CO and another spot on the local radio countdown. Though the momentum was high, J Knack had other matters to take care of for another 4 month span. Summer of 2012 J Knack finally made a comeback with his third mixtape Instrumental Cruelty and branched yet another hot single titled Colorado Fridays with label teammate Unit(e) which later got him a spot at the Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes Industry Mixer in Los Angeles, CA. Knack took advantage of the oppoturnity and met with producers. There, he met Flossy at Whoo Bangin Records who granted him to expose a single to a Japanese market. J Knack agreed. Knack would use his single from his forth mixtape Prophecy titled Ratchet Is A Habit Featuring his music mentor BlackManChris. This song would be J Knack's first official copyrighted song. Knack continued to do shows in Denver and released his forth mixtape Prophecy, his first mixtape with an album kind of approach with all original beats. J Knack has accomplished a lot but he is far from over. His future consists of dropping a full length album next year that will be available on iTunes and many projects to continue his career. J Knack has a knack for making catchy, orginal, rude-mouthed songs. He claims "It's time a new era sets in"
Mega Deville
Mega Deville
Mega Deville is a up and coming artist known for his witty lyrics and his original east coast demeanor.
Lyric Croft
Lyric Croft
Female artist from Colorado
Juughead Jones
Juughead Jones
Born in CO
Man Made in DC
Smokin' in WA
Venue Information:
Black Sheep
2106 E. Platte Ave
Colorado Springs, CO, 80909
http://www.blacksheeprocks.com/