This has been a breakout year for 21-year-old La’Reonte “Dizzy” Wright. The 2010 winner of BET’s Wild-Out Wednesday competition dropped his SmokeOut Conversations mixtape on April 20 and watched it enter the iTunes charts at No. 2. His smooth flow and “my way or the highway” approach to the rap game is refreshing, especially in an era when rappers starve for a celebrity co-sign. But with magazines such as XXL and some of the biggest music blogs supporting his music strictly because of his talent, Dizzy is ready to blow. And if the video for “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work,” which incorporates fans from across the country, is any indication, you’d better jump on the bandwagon now before it’s full. MyFunkVolume.com/tour.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.