Noah ’40’ Shebib Defends Drake Amid Ghostwriting Accusations
“40,” who has produced several of Drizzy’s albums, including his latest effort If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, defended his OVO boss, using Twitter as his sounding board. He insists that, “No one is as talented as Drake,” and that people need to understand the complexities of songwriting.
"Rap has a stigma about writing your own lyrics and rightfully so... its a very personal art form and its rooted in speaking truthfully," he wrote. "Thankfully, for me Drake isn't just a rapper. He's also a musician and a producer and a creator. We go beyond the normal boundaries that rappers want to sleep themselves stuck in."
"You’re smokin that s--- you say you selling if you think someone wrote that s---,” he added. “So if someone wants to be upset that Drake made a great album, go for it, get mad all day lol! but don’t ever question my brother’s pen.”
On Wednesday night (July 22), Hot 97 DJ Funkmaster Flex used his radio show to air a reference track of “10 Bands," which was recorded by Drake’s alleged ghostwriter Quentin Miller. After he debuted the track, Flex posted a hilarious meme of a sad-looking Drake with the caption: "When Flex played the real version." You can listen to the song below.
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Listen to Quentin Miller's "10 Bands" Reference Track