Concert Review: Dizzy Wright Dances, Vibes, Raps His Ass Off at The Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival
Without a doubt the artist who had traveled farthest to be at Saturday’s Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival was Las Vegas native and XXL Freshman Dizzy Wright. Considering that he was placed on such an important list, one would think Dizzy would have a long set, but no–he played just shy of 15 minutes, though those 15 were the last before the MCA tribute that led into the three headliner hydra of EMPD, Redman, and Pusha T. In his time on stage, Dizzy did what he could to get the welcoming crowd of varied energy hyped up, starting with the bouncy, energetic “Man In The Veg”. Dizzy rocked back and forth on his heels, gracefully pacing on the stage and making controlled moves of a man very comfortable in his own skin. Dizzy was in smooth, solid form, clearly enjoying himself as he joked with the crowd before dropping “Solo Dolo”, first asking “Any of y’all riding dolo”, being met with majority silence, and asking “What, y’all niggas role in packs in this mothafucka?”
He continued on with the hard-knocking track, as well as the mellow and thoughtful “Killem Wit Kindness” which may have held the crowds attention best of all; Dizzy himself noted, “I know y’all fuck with lyrics out here”. They also fucked with his vibe, though they perhaps would have had a better time and laughed a little if they had been bigger fans and payed more attention. Dizzy clearly is a funny guy, and as you can see in the video below, he enjoyed himself, busting the occasional semi-robot to keep things interesting. The performance he gave was passionate while admirably lighthearted, a sign of the advanced maturity that will prove to be among Dizzy‘s most significant traits. Salute.