Drake Takes Tone Stith Under His Wing ... Preps Singer for Tour

7/27/2017 12:20 AM PDT

Drake Takes On Protege, Coaches Up Singer Tone Stith for First Tour

EXCLUSIVE

This is the student becoming the master -- we got video of Drake in studio with up-and-coming singer Tone Stith ... who's trying to kill it on the road, just like Drizzy does.

Drake met up with the 22-year-old singer Monday during a rehearsal in Houston. You can see Champagne Papi dropping some wisdom. Tone recently dropped his debut album, "Can We Talk,"  and starts a 40-city tour this week with August Alsina.

The 2 men have a lot in common. Jas Prince,  the music mogul who discovered Drake, already signed Tone ... and he's the one who set up Monday's meeting.

Tone also got a big social media bump when Drake posted video of Tone covering "Madiba Ridim."

Lil Wayne once took Drake under his wing. Wonder how Tone feels about a Drake tattoo?