Given name: /
Aliases: Smiley, Smiley_61st
Hometown: Toronto, Canada
Smiley is a 23-year-old Toronto rapper that has been in the spotlight since 2018.
He was associated with the famous beef between Pusha T and Drake. However, he has entered the music scene with two mixtapes: “Buy or Buy” and “A tape to remember.”
In 2019 he released “A road to Buy or Buy,” In 2020, he dropped his album “YYZ- Lax.”
In 2020 he was recording music in his home studio. He released his album kind of fast, without really thinking about the music videos and the promotions.
He later said that he regrets not having stored videos in the vault because he didn’t feel like shooting them later.
“9 0 2” Is the song he says was the most successful of the album. He is really proud that everything sounded just how he wanted it to sound.
Smiley has a unique style and a catchy song that people either love or hate. But, he does not go unnoticed.
Smiley is Drake-approved; he even posted Smiley’s lyrics under an Instagram post.
Many ask him how did he achieve that?
Since then, Smiley has been supported heavily by the OVO team and is one of Drake’s favorite Toronto rappers. He supports him all the time, posting his pictures and hyping up his music.
However, he says he prefers doing his own thing to collaborating with someone.
So does that mean we won’t get Smiley + Drake? Not for now…
HAS BEEN CONSISTENT WITH HIS RELEASES
He promised that he would be more active on his Instagram profile because he wants to stay in touch with his fans. He is sad because the Pandemic did not allow him to meet his fans in person and rap on a stage, but he looks forward to doing that in the future.
“I don’t think I am right there. I think there is a lot of work to do,” Smiley says in an interview when asked about his fame.
He kind of went from playing video games in his room to being put in the spotlight.
On 30.4.2021. Smiley released a cool video for “In my Zone” on his youtube channel. The video has more than 30.000 views. Smiley says he is most proud of the beat of this song; he says that it is his next big hit.
Another successful collaboration was with Road Runner on “Spinladen.” The joint song was released in April, and the two artists managed to show their skills.
The music video for the song is really cool; Road Runner is seen in some barely lit environment while his partner Smiley is seen in broad daylight.
He teased a new song called “Fresh Life” on his Instagram profile. He posted a picture enjoying himself by the pool with the caption “Fresh Life” coming soon.
Fans are getting excited about it in the comments, and a music video will definetly follow it.
For the rest of 2021, he says he has many videos that he needs to publish. However, there is no talk of a new album.
He says he listens to himself all the time, saying that he is his worst critic. The Canadian artist says he is far from perfect, but he wants to show his craft to the world, and no one will stop him with that.
Check out Smiley’s interview where he talks about his album and his music in the link below:
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