Congratulations to Detroit’s Icewear Vezzo on inking a major record deal with Motown Records this past Wednesday. "I’ve Officially signed to Motown records … Ya dig! Only Motown artist from Motown"
The Iced Up records CEO checked into the Dr Darrius podcast show to share the news, and debut his new single - “2 Sides”- produced by multi-platimun producer Zaytoven.
Vezzo's fanbase kept the Detroit eastside rapper performing his street and club anthems all over the country, until legal troubles put the ‘Clarity' hitmaker’s road appearances and performances on hold. Icewear faced a two-year prison sentence in a federal correctional facility.
Icewear says his 1st day walking into federal custody was a relief. “I knew that was the beginning of putting something (negative) behind me, because I have so much in front of me”
While serving his prison sentence, the Iced Up Records CEO was more focused on getting his mind right than music. Daily prayers and workouts to strengthen his mind and body. “One thing I learned in there (is) you take two steps towards God, he take a million right back, toward you"
Besides missing his family, seeing them during visitation was the toughest. “It was hurting me on them visiting days,” say Vezzo. “I use to get depressed every time I knew I had a visit coming.” Even though visits were stressful, Icewear salutes his wife for hitting the road to spend time with him while he was locked up.
Before the signing, the eastside rapper didn’t have a deal in play. The deal with Motown records started buzzing while Vezz' was finishing up his federal sentence in a half-way house. He credits his management team and Motown records for believing in his vision for Iced Up records.
With a clear mind, good health, and a major record deal with Motown, “Its on”, said Vezzo. His first single "2 sides” is set to be released November 9th.
In the podcast, Vezzo spoke on the importance of voting in this upcoming election, prison life, and possibly running for Mayor of Detroit’s Eastside.