Mixtape: Icewear Vezzo – Rich Off Pints 2
Fresh Off Recent Collaborations with Lil Baby & Lil Durk, the 6 Mile Native and Detroit Rap Ambassador Shares an New Set of Street Stories
The New Mixtape Features Appearances from Future, Moneybagg Yo, Babyface Ray, Rio Da Yung OG, RMR & More
“The King of contemporary Detroit rap” – HYPEBEAST
“‘Champions’ is arguably the best single out of Detroit this year” – Pitchfork
“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 captivates listeners with his easygoing rasp, his hard-as-nails demeanor, and his effortless slick talk. Further establishing himself in a rarified echelon of street rappers in Detroit and beyond, Vezzo shares Rich Off Pints 2, a new mixtape. The tape reverberates with the sounds of the Detroit scene that Vezzo helped develop, with ominous piano loops, bouncing 808s, and rattling hi-hats setting the scene for Vezzo’s tales of his illicit past. The sequel to the Pitchfork-praised Rich Off Pints, ROP 2 continues the exploration of Vezzo’s evolution from hustler to entrepreneur, elucidating the artist’s competitive mentality one track at a time.
On the highlight track “Chamber Brothers,” Vezzo compares himself to gangsters of Detroit’s past, drawing parallels between his role in the rap game with their domination of the streets in the ’80s, and on “Hustle Hard,” he reveals his motivations to feed his family by any means necessary. The mixtape also paints a picture of Vezzo’s flex-heavy present in songs like the recent single “Tear The Club Up” ft. Future (over 3 million YouTube views) and the Three 6 Mafia-sampling “Sippin” ft. Babyface Ray. Featuring additional appearances from Moneybagg Yo, Rio Da Yung OG, RMR, and more, Rich Off Pints 2 is available everywhere via Iced Up Records.
ROP 2 arrives in the wake of “Know The Difference,” Vezzo’s new collaboration with Lil Baby. A dramatic anthem for the flexers, “Know The Difference” gets its power from the contrasting styles of the two emcees–Baby hops out of the speakers with his melodic triplets, while Vezzo dabbles with auto-tune and delivers words of wisdom without elevating his heart rate. With over 2 million views on its YouTube video and with praise from The New York Times, “Know The Difference” is the latest in a line of high profile collaborations for Vezzo, following “Tear The Club Up,” “Up The Scoe” ft. Lil Durk (over 13.6 million YouTube views), and “Plastic,” Vezzo’s appearance on Lil Yachty‘s Michigan Boy Boat project.
The new mixtape is the second in a series, quickly following Rich Off Pints, which came out 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.
Buy/Stream Rich Off Pints 2: https://foundation-media.ffm.to/richoffpints2
Tap in with Icewear Vezzo: https://linktr.ee/IcewearVezzo
Rich Off Pints 2 tracklist:
- 5 Mill
- Everyday ft. Future
- Get Bacc
- Mudd Baby
- Sippin ft. Babyface Ray
- Out Here ft. Moneybagg Yo
- Chamber Brothers
- Hustle Hard ft. RMR
- Neva Had A Handout
- Ghetto Ice ft. Rio Da Yung OG
- Wait For It ft. Antt Beatz
- Tear The Club Up ft. Future
- Old English
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.
Rich Off Pints 2: https://foundation-media.ffm.to/richoffpints2
“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