WETAYA SONG OF THE DAY: Drake – Toosie Slide

“Toosie Slide” is a song by Canadian rapper Drake from his commercial mixtape Dark Lane Demo Tapes (2020). It was released as a single on April 3, 2020, through Republic and OVO. The song is titled after social media influencer Toosie who had previously helped the song go viral. A video was released alongside the song, showing Drake quarantined, due to the ongoing 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic. He also demonstrates the Toosie Slide dance in his Toronto mansion. The song debuted at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, making Drake the first male artist to accomplish three number-one debuts.

The song was produced by Turkish-Swiss producer Ozan Yildirim, professionally known as OZ, who previously collaborated with Travis Scott on 2018’s “Sicko Mode”, featuring Drake. In 2019, he again worked with Drake on the songs “Omertà” and “Gold Roses”, the latter being a Rick Ross single, featuring Drake. Just prior to “Toosie Slide”, OZ produced another Drake-featured track, Future’s “Life Is Good”. As with most of his productions, OZ makes extensive use of hi-hats and a snare drum on “Toosie Slide”. The song also contains bass drum kicks paired with Drake’s “melodic” chorus.

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