Friday 12th June marked the debut release from Cinematic Music Group’s new imprint Smoker’s Club Records. West coast duo Dizzy Wright & Demrick, are first out of the gate with their new album – Blaze With Us 2.
The successor to their 2016’s Blaze With Us LP that racked up over 20 million streams on Spotify, the duo revisits similar themes with a bolder, more musical creative direction. Dizzy and Demrick also recruited Tommy Chong, of the legendary Cheech & Chong, to make a guest appearances throughout the duration of the album.
Traversing both laidback cyph anthems and bar-riddled chart climbers, Blaze With Us 2 showcases Dizzy and Demricks well-established lyrical prowess, as well as their penchant for ultra smooth productions. Kicking off with the piano-led opener “Hotline,” the duo pull no punches in letting us know what this album is about: weed. An ode to their love of herb, additional standout cuts include the appropriately titled “Medicated,” the 4/20 rap-a-long “Ziploc,” slow jam “Motivated Stoner,” and the weedman’s own anthem “All Night.” “All Night,” a culmination of Dizzy and Demrick’s somersaulting verses on top of a Reazy production, has also received the video treatment alongside album cut “Ain’t The Same.”
One-half of the duo, Dizzy Wright is one of the brightest rap stars to hail from Las Vegas, and a XXL Freshman who boasts a global cult-like following. Demrick on the other hand, is the very definition of paid dues. Discovered in housing projects in Philly by Kurupt and brought to LA where he put in 10,000 hours writing alongside legendary artists like Cypress Hill and Xzibit, Demrick was introduced to Dr. Dre and freestyled on the spot.
Having developed a loyal following and respect from his industry peers, Demrick appears on cuts and tours with Berner, Logic, AD, and others. Between the two, they’ve racked up millions of plays and features on Rolling Stone, Billboard, Complex, FADER, and more.
A match forged in bud heaven, both Dizzy and Demrick have established themselves as bonafide cannabis connoisseurs, each having crafted multiple award winning cannabis strains attached to their names: two time High Times’ Cannabis Cup winner Dizzy OG (Crown Genetics) and Demrick’s Gas-Lato (GasCo) being the most notable. As a cannabis advocate and entrepreneur, Dizzy was also instrumental in the legalization of weed in Las Vegas.
The duo’s partnership with Johnny Shipes and Smoke DZA’s Smoker’s Club imprint is a natural extension of the stamp these two have made in the independent hip hop and cannabis communities. Blaze With Us 2 hits the mark and showcases the authenticity of real rap from an era where “the good herb was represented,” not fabricated