Video: Icewear Vezzo – “5 Milli“
The Detroit Rap Trendsetter Samples Luniz’s Classic “I Got 5 On It” As He Flexes Heavy in a New Music Video From Rich Off Pints 2, Coming 9/29
“His flow dances and shimmies.” – The New York Times
“The King of contemporary Detroit rap” – HYPEBEAST
“His flow dances and shimmies.” – The New York Times
“Icewear Vezzo has had a lot to celebrate in recent months. Since signing to Motown Records last year, the Detroit MC has secured a collaboration with Zaytoven, released the sixth installment of his Clarity series, and landed a sneaker deal with Puma.” – Complex
“As a Detroit hip-hop veteran, Icewear Vezzo has earned his position in the city’s hierarchy. With his first mixtape, The Clarity, dropping in 2013, and turning into a series, along with his presence in Detroit, the groundwork he’s put in over time is respected.” – XXL
“Icewear Vezzo has been at the forefront of the city’s takeover for nearly a decade, steadily releasing anthems for the Michigan streets. Rich Off Pints, the latest project from the “Up The Sco” rapper, is a celebration of Vezzo’s success, from trapping to becoming one of Detroit’s brightest stars.” – HipHopDX
“Each of [Icewear Vezzo’s] music releases is audible proof that he’s one of the best in Detroit” – REVOLT
Detroit hip-hop owes a lot to the sounds of the Bay Area, and Icewear Vezzo has never been shy about making that connection explicit. Just weeks after connecting with Oakland’s The Mekanix for “Chamber Brothers,” the 6 Mile native shares “5 Milli,” sampling Bay Area rap classic “I Got 5 On It” by Luniz. Tiptoeing atop the iconic bassline, Vezzo expertly talks his smack, proving that he’s much sharper and more influential than most: “Motivate the trenches, turn a sinner to a nun.”
In the video, Vezzo gathers some Iced Up Records associates, along with a couple of foreign cars, as he counts cash in a vacant lot. The new visual alternates scenes of Vezzo and his associates with clips of highlights from Vezzo’s recent career, including sold out concerts, a stage appearance with Lil Durk, and a performance at Rolling Loud Miami. “5 Milli” will appear on Rich Off Pints 2, Vezzo’s next project, coming September 29th.
The sequel to the Pitchfork-praised Rich Off Pints, ROP 2 explores Vezzo’s status as a pillar of the flourishing Michigan rap scene, and how he hustled out the mud to become a thriving artist and entrepreneur. The upcoming tape is home to “Tear The Club Up” ft. Future and “Chamber Brothers,” Vezzo’s slinky recent single, and follows in the wake of high profile collaborations like the New York Times-praised “Know The Difference” ft. Lil Baby (1.6 million views in just 2 weeks) and “Up The Scoe” ft. Lil Durk (over 13 million views).
Released earlier this summer, Rich Off Pints is home to introspective highlights like “Still With Me” (“Used to have sh*t to live for, now I have plenty reasons,” spits Vezzo on the track), and hard-hitting bangers like “Choppy Talk” and “Kobe Bryant” ft. EST Gee. The 16-track effort charted on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, and helped propel the artist to #9 on Rolling Stone’s Breakthrough 25. With additional appearances from respected names like Trippie Redd, Lil Yachty, Dreezy, BIG 30, and more, Rich Off Pints tells Vezzo’s story while paying tribute to a Detroit scene he helped foster.
Stay tuned for much more from the prolific rapper and entrepreneur as 2021 moves along.
Watch “5 Milli”: https://youtu.be/ElbM3ALgE6w
Tap in with Icewear Vezzo: https://linktr.ee/IcewearVezzo
Respected from The A to The Bay and everywhere in between, Icewear Vezzo helped build the Detroit rap scene into the flourishing behemoth it is today. Since releasing his first mixtape The Clarity in 2013, Vezzo built a large and loyal fanbase in The Mitten and beyond, feeding the streets and his 131k YouTube subscribers with high-quality releases and representing for Detroit on tracks by Big Sean, G Herbo, Drakeo The Ruler, DJ Mustard, Zaytoven, and many others. The 31-year-old artist frequently collaborates with other major figures in the Detroit scene, including Peezy and Babyface Ray, who he featured on his street hit –in just the past two years, Vezzo made waves with songs like “Meg Thee Stallion” ft. Babyface Ray, GT & Veeze (7.8 million YouTube views. named one of the Best Songs of 2020 by Passion Of The Weiss), “The Sit-Down” ft. Babyface Ray (6.2 million views), and “Dog Action” ft. Rio Da Yung OG (10 million YouTube views).
In addition to his heavy stature in the rap game, Vezzo makes moves as an entrepreneur in multiple industries. He’s the owner of his own label Iced Up Records, recently launched the Iced Up Films, a production company whose first film Price Of Love (starring Vezzo himself) is available for rent on Amazon, and is the CEO of his own clothing company Drank God Clothing. Though he’s a self-made man, Vezzo never forgets to give back–his company Iced Up Realty focuses on providing affordable housing in the Detroit community in which he was raised, and he teamed up with his mom to start The Detroit Rappers Organization, which is heavily involved in seasonal giveaways and field trips for Detroit’s youth.
“5 Milli”: https://youtu.be/ElbM3ALgE6w
“Know The Difference” ft. Lil Baby: https://foundation-media.ffm.to/knowthedifference
“Chamber Brothers”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cu7XL_pAyus
Rich Off Pints: https://foundation-media.ffm.to/richoffpints
“Choppy Talk”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzmV6xMq-d8
“New Day” ft. IUR Jetto: https://youtu.be/ZZbxUCRLnaY