Getting Into Rapping & Having His Mom Write His Lyrics
Dizzy Wright:“It was me and my brother KJ at first. I was eight, and my mom signed us up as youth reporters for [Just For Kids News]. She pretty much set us up for being in front of the right people. Just from that, we did interviews and met some producers. That’s what got us in front of Tyrese. He was like, ‘These kids, they the future.’ We ran with it.
My mom wrote the raps and we pretty much got on the track and said it. We hadn’t even hit puberty yet, just these little voices.
“It wasn’t much to the rapping. My mom wrote the raps and we pretty much got on the track and said that shit. We hadn’t even hit puberty yet, just these little ass voices. [Laughs.] It was crazy. I don’t remember the records too much, I’m going to find them, though. I had a bunch of songs. We had a song called ‘The No Name,’ we had a song called ‘Hustler’s Mentality.’ My mom didn’t like that one, though. That’s when we got a little older.
“I started writing my own raps when I was in seventh grade. My mom was being salty, too. She was still trying to give her own input. [Laughs.] Like, she would want to add a verse to a hook. I’d do a hook and she would try to add her own two cents and I was like, man, no. [Laughs.] It was crazy, we were beefing over the writing shit a lot. Whatever she was trying to do, I wasn’t feeling that shit.”