After years of dropping mixtapes Dizzy Wright finally gets recognized and signs to Hopsin’s Funk Volume Label. Right after signing he works on his debut album “SmokeOut Conversations”. After a couple of singles the album finally drops on April 20th and now we will review it to see if he pulled off a classic. Now based off the title a lot of people are going to think that this album will just be about weed and pointless things, but think twice because it’s nothing like that. I’ve listened to it fully and it mainly has life situations that Dizzy has experienced and much more. Check out the track-by-track review after the jump.
1. – “SmokeOut Conversations” feat. Chel’le – The title track starts out with this smooth beat that’s very chill. Dizzy starts out with bars and I get the same vibe as Ice Cube’s “It Was A Good Day”. Chel’le signs on the hook repeating the title, Dizzy raps about some conversations he’s had with people in his life. The track is a very nice intro to the album, it doesn’t come off too strong and it doesn’t come off as just a filler in the album.
2. “Get Back” – Dizzy starts out rapping about the people that have doubted him in his life. People that have only liked him when he’s doing big things. The hook fits perfectly with the verses as he spits “Get back, get up off me, we ain’t cool don’t try to act like you know me”. Addressing the fake people that have showed up in his life as well as how hard he’s worked to get where he’s at. The production, verses and hook is all on point and it’s definitely one of the strong tracks on the album.
3. “Can’t Trust’em” – The instant this song starts out you can tell it’s one of the stronger tracks on the album with it’s banging production to Dizzy’s fast flow. I love that it ended up as a single too because it definitely stands out from the other tracks. In this track he talks about how people set him up for bad situations, how he can’t trust people anymore, The hook explains that very well and it’s catchy. With only 2 verses the track still goes hard and is definitely one that is nice to listen to in the car.
4. “Teamwork Makes The Dream Work” – The production and hook on this track is very catchy. Dizzy spits on how he put on for his team, how people bail out on him and much more. Real life situations that a lot of people can relate to. Overall the track is amazing and the hook is what makes it stand out to me the most.
5. “Solo Dolo” – This served as the first single from the album and I didn’t expect this from Dizzy simple because he doesn’t rap on banging beats like this one and “Can’t Trust’em”. But I’m not complaining because he fits these beats perfectly and I would love to hear him on more beats like these ones. Yeah it’s different but some change is good. Dizzy puts more real life experiences in this track talking about people that left in his life and his new team he’s working with (Funk Volume) and how he’s changed for the better and not the worse. I love the track overall and it’s been on constant repeat.
6. “Frustrated” – The title pretty much explains how Dizzy is feeling. Dizzy spits bars on how people compare him to mainstream artists like Wiz Khalifa and how they never take out the time to listen to Dizzy’s music before judging him. I’m going to be honest I made the same comparison to Wiz Khalifa but after listening to Dizzy for awhile he’s nothing like Wiz at all. He’s more of a 2 Pac then a Wiz Khalifa. With that being said this is just another amazing track that pretty much addresses the comparisons and hate.
7. “Who Want It” feat. SwizZz – This track starts out with this fast beat and Dizzy’s fast bars. The track to me is sort of the new Funk Volume and in this track they are slapping you with what you can expect from the new Funk Volume and I love it. Dizzy and SwizZz both slap the haters and talk about the better things that they do, destroying their opponents and how nobody wants it with Funk Volume. I love it and it shows that they are confident with their team.
8. “Accept My Flaws Part 2″ feat. Chel’le – This track is nothing short of amazing. The lyrics in it are from different point of views and this track reminds me of J. Cole’s “Lost Ones”. That’s a good thing since that track is amazing and Chel’le really adds some amazing vocals to the hook. I’m glad Dizzy did a part 2 because the first one was amazing and he didn’t disappoint on this one either. Nothing but real sh*t.
9. “You Don’t Want That Love” – This track says a lot but to me it didn’t really stand out. I like the messages Dizzy puts in his music, but this track wasn’t good to me. I wasn’t feeling the production and that sort of ruined it for me. But I’m feeling Dizzy’s verses on it.
10. “Fuck Your Opinion” – Another track with life problems and I’m loving it. The hook is amazing and it’s the way I feel sometimes. I don’t care much for other people’s opinions and the verses reflect on Dizzy’s life problems and it matches with the hook perfectly. Overall an amazing track and I’m glad they chose it as a single.
11. “Local Weed Man” – The instant I heard this track, I loved the production. I’m really feeling the flow Dizzy uses on this track and the hook is on point with the flow and production. Overall a dope track that should get some visuals.
12. “Get It Together” – I love the production on this track. The hook really took away from how good this track could have been, the hook is repetitive to me and the slowed down voice isn’t cool. But the verses are just crazy and there are a lot of quotes on this track that motivate me and can relate to a lot of people. Overall a pretty good track, minus the hook.
13. “Who Got The Chronic?” – I didn’t think much of this track, the hook isn’t good at all. Verses are decent, flow is decent and production is okay.
14. “Assumptions” – Loving the subject matter on this track. Another track on some real life situations that a lot of people can relate to and I respect it as always. This track reminds me of something that 2 Pac would do and I don’t know why but that’s the vibe I get.
15. “Taking My Time” – A very shot track that bangs, fast flow, good production, overall an amazing joint.
16. “Remembered” – Loving this track from the beginning to the end. I like how Dizzy is expressing how he’s done a lot by himself and how he wants the world to remember him for his hard work. He’s helped out a lot of people and having an impact with his music. Overall the hook is very good and catchy to me, production is nice and simple.
- Dizzy’s hooks aren’t that good, some of the hooks are just annoying, but I guess it’s a small complaint since the verses make up for the lack of good hooks.
- I wish he had a little more features, Hopsin on this album would have been nice to see. Once again it’s another small complaint from such a good album.
+ The message in this whole album is very inspiration and very real, something that we don’t get from a whole lot of rappers today. He even reminds me of 2 Pac during some points of this album and that’s a great thing.
+ Dizzy manages to say in his roots and doesn’t go too mainstream with his debut album and I respect that.
9.0 OUT OF 10