Review Summary: Once again, Dizzy Wright has proven he is more than your average weed rapper.
If you haven't listened to Dizzy Wright before, perhaps now is the time to. The Vegas born MC has dropped five mixtapes in the past but only now, after a move to Funk Volume, home of Hopsin, is he starting to gain mainstream attention. This album, 'SmokeOut Conversations' is more of the same from Dizzy but a breath of fresh air in the rap industry.
What is remarkable about Dizzy is he is able to continuously talk about weed and yet still supply some great lyrics - sometimes even both on the same track. You may notice this a lot and combined with some great beats on 'Get Back', 'Solo Dolo', '*** Your Opinion' and others, you soon have yourself an album packed with some real bangers. Of course, Dizzy sometimes trades lyrics for flow in songs such as 'Can't Trust'em' but the quality of these tracks is still very high.
Another highlight is 'Accept My Flaws pt. II', a sequel to a great track off Dizzy's most recent mixtape. The rapper proves his storytelling ability with a verse each for the male and female counterparts of a dysfunctional relationship. This version has a much more emotional feel to it rather than just the two people listing their own faults and the beat is far superior to match.
The features on this album are sparing but impressive - two spots for the soulful voice of Chelle and one for Funk Volume labelmate SwizZz, who packs a whole verse of punchlines on 'Who Want It'
The only downside to the album is you may get a little tired of all the weed talk. Having two tracks dedicated to pot on one album ('Local Weed Man' and 'Who Got The Chronic') is a little much to be dealing with, especially if you don't smoke yourself.
Overall I thought this was a superb debut album for a 21 year old with a long way to go in his music career. If you want to support Dizzy and Funk Volume, an independant label with no corporate backing, then buy this album today.