Despite the Instagram DM made public by Hitman Holla, Drake’s been quiet about the ghostwriting allegations. Last night, producer Noah “40” Shebib turned to his Twitter account to addresses accusations, writing music and contributor Quentin Miller.
No one can question my involvement in drakes career. We have come a long way together. So let me start by putting something into perspective. I can’t count the hours that myself and drake have spent writing producing and recording music. Let’s just say… 5000 hours…I’ve spent maybe 30 min in a studio with Q. Nice enough guy, very talented…. If your asking if he contributed to if you’re reading this… Yes, he did. You can also see that by reading the credits. If your asking if q contributed to if you’re reading this the answer is yes. You can also read that in the credits.
No one is as talented as drake. It’s not worth my time. I need someone who understands song writing on a higher level…Sometimes that skill is used to recognize other great songs… Like in all forms of music… Except rap.
Rap has a stigma about writing your own lyrics and rightfully so… its a very personal art form and its rooted in speaking truthfully. 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. We’ve been fighting those rules from day one. If no one noticed there weren’t many singing rappers in ’08.
Theres countless number ones and songs drake has written for others never mind himself, thats the funny part lol! To be even feeling my own need to say these things is crazy. and even more ironic is that drake is maybe the most personal rapper ever. never has someone spoken about themselves or there own perspective so vividly… ever. its why people have called him soft… because he shows humility and is truthful and honest. 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 brothers pen.