From a young age, JD "Dizzy" Cutting has worked to keep his balance in a world that spins wildly around him. At the age of 7, he and his family left Canada to pursue a life half way across the world, in Muscat, Oman. JD would do his best to deal with the adversity of his new home, finding influence in snippets of Western media and music. No inspiration would be more powerful than his first glimpse of 2Pac's "California Love", spied on an MTV satellite feed. In that moment, an instant love and appreciation of hip hop was gilded - A foundation for his life long love affair with music.
Dizzy returned to Canada, and began honing his craft, writing, recording and performing as much as possible. After pursuing a mentorship with Toronto's MC Oz (Sony/BMG), he released his debut solo EP entitled "G5 Dreams", and his sophomore mixtape, "In The Meantime". This gave rise to a myriad of performance opportunities, including opening spots with Juvenile, Joe Budden, D12, Common, WC, E40, Big Sean and more. These opportunities culminated with Dizzy's first North American tour, as the official opening act for Bone Thugs N' Harmony in late 2012.
Re-energized from the momentum of his first tour, Dizzy quickly began compiling work for his next challenge - a full length solo album release entitled U Feelin Dizzy Yet?, which includes features from Ace Hood (We The Best/YMCMB), Krayzie Bone (Bone Thugs N Harmony) and Kevin Cossom (RCA Records). This release sparked a new tour opportunity with The Dog Pound Gang in 2013, featuring Dizzy on 10 Canadian tour dates
, as well as interest from A&R's at 604 Records.
More recent highlights include the second installment in the Been Dizzy se
ries "Double Vision" (02/22/16) which boasted singles with videos that featured Kurupt, Caine and Justina Valentine. Recent showcases included performances at SXSW 2015 and 2016 (Austin, TX), New School Rules 2015 (Rotterdam), CMW 2016 (Toronto,ON) and a 2015 Midwest and West Coast tour with Def Jam A&R Big Heff. The first mixtape in the Been Dizzy series, "Been Dizzy" (10/27/2015) has been received with rave response, with over 25,000 streams and 2,000 downloads, with most recent singles garnering over 50,000 streams on Nerve DJs Radio and Double Vision set to surpass those marks.
Currently, Dizzy is in the process of releasing the third and final installment from the Been Dizzy series, "Been Dizzy III: Blackout". With the first single "I Got This" racking up over 12k streams on soundcloud and comparable numbers on the single's video on youtube, things are looking positive for this final mark on the series.