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Video: Icewear Vezzo – Camera Off

Directed by Diego Cruz. Produced by David Wesson.

Whether the camera is on, off, or not even around, Icewear Vezzo’s still real. That’s the only way he knows how to be and just in case you forgot or didn’t know, he’s here to remind you with an official video for “Camera Off” from The Clarity 4: I Can’t Fall Off. Watch Vezzo’s new clip directly above and be sure to check out The Clarity 4 right here if you haven’t done so yet.

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Chicago

Vic Mensa, Tink & Holt Picked by Kanye West to Model ‘Yeezy Season 1’

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Photos by Sloan Laurits.

‘Ye brings it home for the Yeezy Season 1 spread in the first CR Men’s Book by tapping Vic Mensa, Tink and Holt to model his debut adidas line alongside Fetty Wap. According to CR Fasion Book, all four of the artists were hand-selected by ‘Ye because they ’embody the fearless spirit’ of his Yeezy Season 1 collection.

“Tattered and torn but not distressed,” is how the 22-year-old Chicago-born musician Vic Mensa describes his personal style. These adjectives and this qualification could also apply to YEEZY Season 1, Kanye West’s debut collection for Adidas Originals, which the designer posits as a brave new paradigm for clothes—the fashion equivalent of the iPhone. But more than just glossy technology, the YEEZY collection channels savage grace and complex character—outsider qualities shared by four young musicians chosen for this portfolio by West himself.

Three of them call the Windy City their birthplace and home, a fact evident in a sound that’s emotionally exposed and a voice that’s socially aware. “For some reason when I’m in Chicago,” Tink says, “my music feels more like my original sound—unfiltered and raw.” The 20-year-old, whose 2015 hit “Million” references the late icon Aaliyah, describes herself as an old soul, mature beyond her years, who as a kid watched The Jeffersons and Soul Train with her father. “You grow up quick coming out of Chicago,” she says. “You go to school and you see friends and over the summer they pass—just reckless violence. You become numb to it and it gives you a tough skin.”

Take a look at shots of Tink and Holt from the shoot below and be sure to read the full CR Men’s Book piece right here. Yeezy Season 1 will be available at retailers soon, so be sure to stay tuned.

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Chicago

FSD Giveaway: Oreo Fest Birthday Bash @ Thalia Hall – 9/12

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On September 12th, DJ Oreo will be taking over Thalia Hall in Pilsen for the Birthday Bash edition of Oreo Fest. That’s right — Oreo Fest is back, bigger and even better.

This time around, Oreo will be joined by The HoodGeekz, Yung Stakks, Logan and SaveMoney. If you know Oreo, then you know that he’s got a few surprises up his sleeve so expect some very special guests to also be hitting the stage. The event (which is 18+) will be kicking off promptly at 9pm next Saturday (9/12) and tickets are only $10.

Today, FSD has one pair of tickets for a lucky reader out there and all you have to do to win them is follow the directions below. Hit the jump and find out how they can be yours.

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Chicago

New Project: The Boy Illinois – Dusable

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Presented by FSD and The Ambulance Factory.

The Boy Illinois’ latest full-length project, Dusable, isn’t set to drop until tomorrow, but it was only right that FSD hit you off it with early. Yes, you can stream Illi’s long-awaited Dusable project in it’s entirety right now. You won’t be able to download the tape until tomorrow, but you can go ahead and get that early listen in tonight.

Dusable is ten-tracks deep and includes appearances and production from Drey Skonie, DGainz, Twista, Trae The Truth, Rel Elite and more. This one’s FSD-approved, so you already know that it’s a must-listen. Alright, enough from me — listen to Dusable below. No snoozing, people.

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