Drake’s long-time producer Noah ’40’ Shebib has come out in defense of the rapper following recent allegations that he doesn’t write his own lyrics.
Earlier this week, fellow hip-hop star Meek Mill claimed that the Toronto native “don’t write his own raps”, adding that he wouldn’t have included him on his new album if he had known prior.
The Philadelphia rapper released his second album ‘Dreams Worth More Than Money’ in June, with Drake featuring on the track ‘R.I.C.O’.
Following the claims, Hip-hop DJ Funkmaster Flex aired an alleged reference track from Quentin Miller, a songwriter credited on Drake’s latest mixtape ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’.
The early demo, played on Flex’s Hot 97 radio show, features many of the same lyrics later featured in Drake’s ’10 Bands’.
However, Shebib has since taken to Twitter to put things “into perspective”. He wrote: “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”.
“Theres countless numbers of songs drake has written for other rappers ,” the producer added.
“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.”
Drake himself later broke his silence on the matter by writing on Instagram: “I signed up for greatness. This comes with it”.