Know the Difference – [Icewear Vezzo] ft. [Lil Baby]

I’m so glad I got in on the booming Michigan rap scene as early as I did because it allowed me to follow along with all of these talented artists and see all the moves they made from very early on. While some artists have blown up more than others, Icewear Vezzo is no stranger to the spotlight, and I couldn’t be any happier for him. Still working with a plethora of Michigan artists to this day, he has secured features from artists like Future, Lil Durk, and Lil Yachty, amongst others, and while these might be some names to compete with on a song, he never lets them overshadow him even slightly, coming to the studio with his game face on and killing every verse he spits.

Luckily, he’s back and better than ever on his song “Know the Difference”, a track that he recruits another huge name in Lil Baby for, and this duo is a tag team that I definitely need to hear more from moving forward. Produced by Celo Beatz and Bay G, things open up with a menacing piano melody that is eventually elevated through thumping 808s and piercing percussion that is an instrumental more along the lines of something Baby would use, but Vezzo puts himself out there and definitely crushes his portion once again. As Baby comes in right off the bat for his verse, he begins seemingly mid-sentence as he lists off all of the new luxuries he just purchased, continuing with this theme throughout the entire verse perfectly.

This leads us right into the hook, which Baby delivers as well, sticking with a similar flow that is unbeaten by any other artist in the game right now. From here, we get right into Vezzo’s verse, one where he offers up some slightly off-kilter bars that are fluid and natural, never forcing lyrics but rather letting them roll off of his tongue in order to land perfectly onto the tempo of the production. It doesn’t take a writer like me to tell you that “Know the Difference” is an absolute hit in every sense of the word, so make sure you tune in and see for yourself as you listen up and watch the Caleb Jermale-directed music video that accompanies it as well.