KNITTING FACTORY PRESENTS
Jon Bellion: The Human Condition Part III
New York-based singer, songwriter, producer Jon Bellion is the self-made man. Jon’s built a remarkable following by sharing his music directly with listeners, to date he boasts over 445 Million Overall Worldwide Streams. In 2016 Jon released his full-length debut, The Human Condition (Capitol Records/Visionary Music Group), which entered the Billboard 200 at No. 5 and quickly earned a spot on Billboard’s “Best Albums of 2016 (So Far) list.” First single, “All Time Low” was certified Gold, named NPR’s Top 100 songs of 2016, and is skyrocketing into the top 15 at Top 40 radio. The video for “All Time Low” boasts over 7 million views to date and was shot during Bellion’s sold-out summer tour. The start of 2017 finds Jon opening for Twenty One Pilots on their upcoming North American arena tour and includes shows at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY (January 20) and two nights at Honda Center in Anaheim, CA (February 15 and 16).
Not many 21-year old rappers can say that they’ve been rapping for over a decade. The Las Vegas-based rapper began rapping at just 8 years old with the group “DaFuture” with his brother and very close friend – his mother wrote his raps at the time. “My Mom was like Joe Jackson,” says Wright, “She was a concert promoter so I was exposed to the music industry early – we even did youth reporting at major awards shows like the BET Awards.”
At 17-years old with several years of experience Dizzy decided to take his rap career seriously. Formerly known as Dizzy D Flashy, Dizzy was a winner on BET’s “Wild Out Wednesdays,” winner of the Sheikh Music “Rip the Mic” Competition and released 5 mixtapes, which lead him to rack up over 1-million views on YouTube. Wright wants for people to learn something when they listen to his music by discussing situations that his fans can relate to. “The internet allowed me to see what my music did to people – I like being able to see the response. When you rap, you have a voice and this is how I balance my thoughts,” says Wright.
In November 2011, Wright signed to Funk Volume after being discovered at the Sheikh Music “Rip the Mic” Competition in 2010. Impressed by his smooth flow, confident stage presence and energy that won over the crowd, Funk Volume knew he was a special talent and would be valuable addition to the team. On the heels of his latest mixtape “Soul Searchin’ Next Level,” Wright will release “Smoke Out Conversations” on February 20th, and says the tape was inspired by Don Miguel Ruiz’s widespread book, “The Four Agreements.” “I live the four agreements …. The first agreement is be impeccable with your word. People will learn something from this mixtape.”