The Catalyst

Dizzy Wright

The Catalyst Presents: The Golden State of Mind Tour

Dizzy Wright

Marlon Craft, Reezy, Three Dimensional Crew

Sat, January 27, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Catalyst

Santa Cruz, CA

$20 in advance / $25 at the door

Tickets at the Door

This event is 16 and over

Dizzy Wright
Dizzy Wright
Not many 21-year old rappers can say that they've been rapping for over a decade. The Las Vegas-based rapper began rapping at just 8 years old with the group "DaFuture" with his brother and very close friend – his mother wrote his raps at the time. "My Mom was like Joe Jackson," says Wright, "She was a concert promoter so I was exposed to the music industry early – we even did youth reporting at... major awards shows like the BET Awards."

At 17-years old with several years of experience Dizzy decided to take his rap career seriously. Formerly known as Dizzy D Flashy, Dizzy was a winner on BET's "Wild Out Wednesdays," winner of the Sheikh Music "Rip the Mic" Competition and released 5 mixtapes, which lead him to rack up over 1-million views on YouTube. Wright wants for people to learn something when they listen to his music by discussing situations that his fans can relate to. "The internet allowed me to see what my music did to people – I like being able to see the response. When you rap, you have a voice and this is how I balance my thoughts," says Wright.

In November 2011, Wright signed to Funk Volume after being discovered at the Sheikh Music "Rip the Mic" Competition in 2010. Impressed by his smooth flow, confident stage presence and energy that won over the crowd, Funk Volume knew he was a special talent and would be valuable addition to the team. On the heels of his latest mixtape "Soul Searchin' Next Level," Wright will release "Smoke Out Conversations" on February 20th, and says the tape was inspired by Don Miguel Ruiz's widespread book, "The Four Agreements." "I live the four agreements. The first agreement is be impeccable with your word. People will learn something from this mixtape.
Marlon Craft
Marlon Craft
Marlon Craft is a rapper and artist from New York City. Born in Hell's Kitchen, son of a jazz musician, Craft's rise is defined by musical variance and New York realism. Fitting hard-hitting social commentary into a diverse set of sounds, Craft's vocal pace matches and enhances mixes of live instrumentation with boom-bap drums at electronic intervals.

It is this contemporary relevancy paired with a deep respect for the history and culture of hip-hop (and its web of influences) that attracted a world-wide fan-base, and a break-out The Tunnel's End debut project, earning #2 on the iTunes hip-hop charts and #8 across all genres in its first week.

At once enigmatic and authentic, with sold out shows and a series of EPs to be released in early 2018, Craft's ascendance is well on its way.
Venue Information:
The Catalyst
1011 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
http://www.catalystclub.com/