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KILLY & Smiley – Vince Carter

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Toronto’s Greats, Killy and Smiley, Collaborate on Vince Carter 

“Who said I fell off” Man, the jokes need to stop,” says Killy in the new single, Vince Carter featuring Smiley, which premiered on October 7, 2022. Both Killy and Smiley are famous Canadian rappers from Toronto. Killy is well-known for his breakout single “Killamonjaro,” which is certified Platinum by Music Canada. On the other hand, Smiley is most notable for his single, “Over The Top,” featuring Drake. The track was streamed over 68 million times on Spotify and reached number 57 on the Billboard Hot 100. All in all, both of these artists are highly successful in their music profession. Thus, their collaboration on the single Vince Carter is exciting as they both have unique skill sets to create a fire track.

Gravelsite directed the music video, and he’s an up-and-coming videographer from Toronto. The music video takes place in Toronto and consists of numerous scenes shot at different locations in the city, such as the kitchen of a restaurant, a club, a concert venue, and the streets of downtown. Overall, the music video has a dark and euphoric visual, capturing both artists’ luxurious and fast-paced lifestyles, which suits the tone of the track Vince Carter. 

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Smiley – Vince Carter

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Killy names the song after legendary Raptors Basketball player Vince Carter, best known for his dunking style. It’s interesting how Killy references a track to the basketball player, which can imply many things. Killy and Smiley could be referring to themselves as being as great as Vince Carter. Or their music skills are as legendary as Vince Carter’s dunking skills. All in all, this open metaphor allows listeners to assess Killy and Smiley’s skills on many levels.

The chorus is interesting because the first four bars follow a scattered rhyme scheme, but after the fourth bar, the remaining eight bars follow the same rhyme scheme throughout. This is interesting because the chorus starts smoothly and then quickly tightens throughout, amplifying the hype. This shift surprises listeners, which gets them hooked to listen to the rest of the song.

Throughout Killy’s verse, he talks about his wealth and success, saying, “both of my pockets lumped up with knots,” suggesting that his pockets carry a lot of cash. Killy also says, “came in with a ten-piece, I feel like spending. Should I get the Rolls Royce? It’s pretty tempting.” This bar means that Killy is walking around with $10,000 in his pockets, which is nothing to him because he can casually buy a Rolls-Royce without hesitation, further depicting his wealthy lifestyle. 

While Smiley references his wealth in his verse, he also talks about his troubles with authorities. The OVO rapper says, “I know that the feds wanna to get me. They just mad that I’m rich and not risky.” This bar refers to when Smiley was in jail for a gun charge, implying that the cops always try to find ways to charge him. However, this doesn’t bother the rapper because after he was released for the gun charge, Drake celebrated his freedom by posting a video with his song playing in the background, which promoted the artist’s music. Leading Smiley to say, “go to clubs. You already know they don’t frisk me,” because he’s well-known now.

Make sure to listen to Vince Carter by clicking the music video above. Also, give Killy and Smiley a follow on Instagram.