Toronto’s Smiley’s syrupy voice has been behind some of the biggest bangers to emerge out of the city in the last year. The OVO-affiliated artist has been making bigger moves in the past few months and it seems like a new project could be on the horizon. The rapper emerged on Friday with his latest record, “Moving Different.” The rags-to-riches story Smiley conveys portrays his aspirations to provide a better life for his mother while teetering between his former life in Toronto and the cushy rapper lifestyle that he’s dreamed about. The matter-of-fact honeyed flow seeps through trembling piano samples and hard-knocking drums.
Smiley’s latest release follows April’s “In My Zone.” Peep the latest from the Toronto rapper below and share your thoughts on the record in the comments.