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Funk Volume Tour ft Dizzy Wright, Jarren Benton & DJ Hoppa

Funk Volume Tour ft Dizzy Wright, Jarren Benton & DJ Hoppa

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  • Sun 21 Jul ’13, 8:00pm


Shadows Bar, The Quad, 34 Princes St (University of Auckland), Auckland CBD



Related Artists:

Kanye West

ChittyBang Touring and Get Busy Productions are thrilled to announce one of the hottest independent rappers of 2013, Dizzy Wright, along with his Funk Volume label mates Jarren Benton and DJ Hoppa on their Funk Volume Australian & NZ Tour. Created by Hopsin, Funk Volume is an independent powerhouse in the Hip Hop industry, giving rappers a home to freely express themselves without the control of a major label. The Funk Volume movement saw Hopsin, Dizzy Wright, Jarren Benton and SwizZz tour Australia in late 2012, which had them playing to sold out crowds across the country. The Funk Volume Tour takes the crew to Brisbane, Sydney, Auckland, Gold Coast, Canberra, Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne.

Starring on the cover of XXL Magazine as one of the 2013 Freshman Class due to getting the 'People’s Choice' vote, Dizzy Wright has been steadily building a buzz for the last few years. The Las Vegas native is one of the standout new MC’s, ushering in an era of lyrical excellence and creating a movement out of a city known mostly for its gambling. Beyond his years at 22, Dizzy has been one of the first Sin City rappers to grab the spotlight and carry it across the globe. With a similar story to his inspiration Tupac Shakur, Dizzy took to local clubs to build a network and fan-base, and caught the attention of Hopsin who signed him to Funk Volume in November 2011. Dizzy Wright became an independent charting sensation with three 2012 releases, SmokeOut Conversations (along with the 200,000 times downloaded promotional mixtape), as well as a follow-up EP, The First Agreement.

Georgia native Jarren Benton, has been honing his craft for over 10 years and is the latest signing to Funk Volume. With hilarious punchlines and often deranged versus, his last album 'Freebasing With Kevin Bacon' lived up to its name, at least in attitude and style, evident on the cult single 'Skitzo'. Studied in the anything-goes showmanship of Prince, Marilyn Manson and Method Man, Jarren shares, 'The essence of giving of a good show is not givin’ a fxxx,' he says, while pointing to stage-diving, beer-chugging and more depending on the night’s particular vibe. This type of authenticity, balanced with intricate, golden ear-informed lyricism has attracted attention from Erick Sermon (EPMD, Redman) to No I.D. (Common, Kanye West) in courting Jarren to potential major label deals. However for the father and family provider, only indie juggernaut Funk Volume really voiced his biggest concerns. “All I was asking for was progress. I just wanted to know that what I was doing was the right move – especially chasing a dream with a family.” Funk Volume offered what Def Jam and the others weren’t – and in recent years, he has been able to support his family and his dreams simultaneously. After two successful digital releases and a video fast-approaching 1.2 million YouTube plays, Jarren is hard at work on what will inevitably be his biggest album to date.

Officially joining the Funk Volume roster after teaming up with Hopsin and SwizZz on their American 'I Am Raw' Tour, DJ Hoppa, has been steadily developing a growing and prosperous hip hop scene in the San Fernando Valley through his label Broken Complex, a thriving imprint specializing in Indie hip hop, DJ’s and Roots Reggae. As an artist, DJ Hoppa has produced 8 full-length albums and various digi-singles, a slew of mixtapes, mashups and remixes, with no signs of slowing down. He has shared the stage with acts ranging from Ghosface Killah and Immortal Technique, through to Kid Sister and Crystal Method, and has been the touring DJ for too many artists to begin to mention. As a DJ, Hoppa’s style is universal, blending genres seamlessly while maintaining a high energy and good vibe that keeps the crowd on their feet.

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