Drake makes Toronto rapper Smiley the latest signing to his OVO Sound label and blesses him with a verse on his new single 'Over the Top.'
Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Noir Blanc, Smiley/Instagram Drake Signs Toronto Rapper Smiley To OVO Sound + Blesses Him With A Verse Published on:Jul 23, 2021, 3:27 AM by 0 Toronto rapper Smileyis about to get a lot more recognition after becoming the latest signing to DrakesOVO Sound label. The 24-year-old signaled his next chapter by dropping a new single called Over the Top on Friday (July 23), which features a brand new verse from Drake. Not only that, but Drizzy also handles the chorus on the Tay Keith-producedtrack. Anyone else would retire, but Im not content, Drake raps. I wanna bury these n-ggas like twenty feet down so no one can find them again/Its gotta be scary to witness me carry these n-ggas around in both of my hands/They stay inviting me over, they say they got bitches/I get there and then its just them. Over the Top was released through OVO Sound/Warner Records, with Smiley also appearing on the artist page on the labels website. He joins a roster that includes PARTYNEXTDOOR, dvsn, Majid Jordan, Roy Woods, Popcaan and Baka Not Nice. Drake posted about the song on Instagram with the caption, Buy or bye we really live this @thareal_smiley. A post shared by champagnepapi (@champagnepapi) During a May interview with Complex,Smiley explained how his relationship with Drake began around seven years ago. So like, he heard my songs from when I had my first wave, he explained. A long time ago, it was 2014 or something like that. He heard those songs and I guess he paid close attention. And then when I took a break and I came back, I dropped this one song called Hit with my other guys on the song. That was the first time Id ever seen that Drake knew who I was or anything; one of his boys posted my song, and he commented under it and said, Smiley = G.O.A.T. And then thats when I was like, Oh fuck, this guy knows who I am and shit. So then, probably a couple of days later, he follow me on Insta. He continued, Probably a couple months later I got sentenced for a gun charge and stuff. And then while I was in jail, he messaged my Instagram account and just gave me a long message saying he fucks with the movement, he likes my music and stuff. And then a couple weeks later while I was still in jail he dropped the