Vezzo in 2015
|Birth name||Chivez Smith|
|Born||October 31, 1989|
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Chivez Smith (born October 31, 1989), known professionally as Icewear Vezzo, is an American rapper from Detroit, Michigan. Signed to record labels Motown and Quality Control, he is known for his Clarity mixtape series and his High Off Pints mixtape trilogy, with the latter entering the Heatseekers Albums chart. He is noted as a prominent figure of the Detroit hip hop scene.
2012–2018: The Clarity series and Motown
In 2012, he started gaining traction with the release of his debut solo mixtape The Clarity. In 2013, he released his second mixtape The Clarity 2: Can't Stop the Count the sequel to The Clarity. In 2014, he released his third Clarity mixtape The Clarity 3: Fully Blown, which reached number 48 on the Heatseekers Albums chart. In 2015, he released his fourth Clarity mixtape Clarity 4: I Can't Fall Off which featured the single "Moon Walken". In 2016, he released the full-length mixtape Moon Walken.  In November 2018, Vezzo was signed to the record label Motown. In December 2018, he released his Clarity 6 under Motown, featuring Kash Doll. In February 2019, Vezzo released his debut single under Motown, "Balance" featuring rapper Big Sean.
2021–2022: Rich Off Pints series and Quality Control
In April 2021, he released his single "Up the Sco" with a feature from Lil Durk. In May 2021, he released his project High Off Pints featuring guest appearances by Rio da Yung OG, Peezy, Louie Ray, Trippie Redd, Lil Yachty, EST Gee, Dreezy, BIG 30, and others. In June 2021, the album debuted at number seven on the Heatseekers Albums chart. In September 2021, Vezzo released his project Rich Off Pints 2 the sequel to Rich Off Pints with appearances from Rio da Yung OG, Antt Beatz, Babyface Ray, Future, Moneybagg Yo, and RMR. Rich Off Pints 2 debuted atop the Heatseekers Albums chart and peaked at number 34 on the Independent Albums chart. In July 2022, Vezzo released Rich Off Pints 3, which is the fourth and final installment in his Rich Off Pints mixtape trilogy. The mixtape includes performances by Lil Durk, Lil Baby, G Herbo, E-40, Key Glock, Baby Money and Antt Beatz. In August 2022, debuted at number three on the Heatseekers Albums chart. Also in August 2022, Vezzo signed a deal with Quality Control Music and released his track "It's All On U" with rapper Kodak Black.
2022–present: Paint the City
In December 2022, he released his song "It Ain't My Fault" featuring rapper Jeezy. On December 8, 2022, Vezzo released his Gangsta Grillz mixtape Paint the City with appearances from Babyface Ray, Kodak Black, Jeezy, Future, 2 Chainz, Peezy, and G.T.
Iced Up Records is a record label founded by Vezzo. The label has its own film production company Iced Up Films; its first film was Price of Love.
In July 2015, Vezzo opened a restaurant called Chicken Talk.
- The Clarity (2012)
- The Clarity 2 (2013)
- The City Is Mine (2013)
- The Clarity 3: Fully Blown (2014)
- Clarity 4: I Can't Fall Off (2015)
- Clarity 6 (2018)
- Robbin Season 2 (2020)
- Rich Off Pints (2021)
- Rich Off Pints 2 (2021)
- Rich Off Pints 3 (2021)
- Paint the City (2022)
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- "Icewear Vezzo Drops 'Rich Off Pints 3' f/ Lil Durk, Lil Baby, and More". Complex. Retrieved 2022-01-05.
- "Heatseekers Albums Chart Week of August 6, 2022". Billboard. Retrieved Sep 7, 2022.
- "Icewear Vezzo Recruits Jeezy For 'One Time'". UDiscoverMusic. Retrieved 2022-11-05.
- "Album: Icewear Vezzo 'Paint the City'". Rap Radar. Retrieved 2022-11-05.
- "Rapper Icewear Vezzo makes good in Neighborhood, opens Chicken Talk". Rap Radar. Retrieved 2022-11-05.
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