Quentin Miller on Ghostwriting for Drake: ‘I Could Never Take Credit for Anything’
In just a matter of a week, an unknown guy by the name of Quentin Miller is on the tip of everyone's tongue in the rap game. After Meek blasted Drake on Twitter for not writing his lyrics and credited Miller as his ghostwriter on his track "R.I.C.O.," the rap universe has been on tilt. The man behind Drake's alleged pen finally speaks out.
In a lengthy post on his Tumblr page, he addresses Meek's allegations that he serves as Drake's ghostwriter. "Winter 2014… I was just another guy working a job he hated with a passion for music…. And somehow found myself on the phone with One of my idols.. i told him i worked in a bakery and his exact words were 'F--- that, your destined for greatness'… Hearing that from someone that I’ve been studying since 2009, bar for bar…. Theres no way to describe that," Miller wrote.
Miller was credited for being involved in the creation of several songs on Drake's If You're Reading This It's Too Late project including Drizzy's most notable banger, "10 Bands." A reference track of the song was leaked to the internet earlier this week, which featured Miller rapping the exact same song on IYRTITL. Rather than spew venom at Drake, he paid him homage and was beyond humble to say the least.
"Most of the project was done before i came in the picture.. i remember him playing it for me for the first time thinking “Why am I here?” like.. what does he need me for?? The answer is.. Nothing… I watched this man piece together words in front of me… I watched him write/ replace bars 2- 3 at a time on 6pm in NY.. I witnessed him light up, go in and freestyle madonna…. I took notes from the best in the game….," he continued.
"I remember him Showing me the thank you notes in NY before the album dropped.. Showing me the QM, telling me they put me on the credits (Ghostwritter???) … He attached my name to something that touched the world.. When nobody would pay attention, drake saw something in me and reached out… Of all people… drizzy.. Two artist in exact opposite spaces in their career.. We came together and made something special.. I am not and never will be a 'ghostwriter' for drake.. Im proud to say that we’ve collaborated .. but i could never take credit for anything other than the few songs we worked on together .. Thats all i have to say on it.. back to this 1317 s---."– Q.M.
Earlier this week, Drake's producers Boi-1da and Noah "40" Shebib debunked Meek's claims and sided with their OVO comrade. Drizzy even scoffed at Meek's attempt to defame him after his Instagram DM conversation with Hitman Holla went public. “I signed up for greatness. This comes with it," Drizzy wrote.
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