Noah "40" Shebib Weighs In On Drake Ghostwriter Rumors

Long-time Drake collaborator Noah "40" Shebib weighs in on the ongoing controversy about the rapper's writing credits.

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Drake's longtime producer Noah "40" Shebib has weighed in on the ongoing controversy surrounding the rapper's alleged use of ghostwriters. Like plenty of other people have already pointed out, Shebib notes that supposed Drake ghostwriter Quentin Miller is explicitly credited on the Toronto rapper's last album, If You're Reading This It's Too Late, making Miller not much of a ghostwriter at all, in that case at least. 

Shebib, who has worked alongside Drake for the better part of a decade, shared a series of Tweets tonight confirming that he's worked in the studio with Miller but also came to Drake's defense, saying, "No one is as talented as Drake." Shebib also wrote that after approximately 5,000 hours in the studio with Drake he's only been in the studio together with Miller for less than an hour. 

Check out Shebib's breakdown below:

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. 👀
Anyways, I don't work with many people. And there's a reason....
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.
you're smokin that shit you say you selling if you think someone wrote that shit.
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.

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