With fans still abuzz from Meek Mill’s inflammatory claims that Drake uses a ghostwriter and does not pen his own rhymes, many in the rap world have been on pins and needles awaiting word from someone with inside knowledge on the subject.
Drake’s longtime producer Noah “40” Shebib recently chimed in to dispute the claims and now the alleged ghostwriter himself, Atlanta based rapper Quentin Miller, has decided to break his silence and speak his mind on the matter.
Miller took to his Tumblr to quiet the chatter and set the record straight once and for all:
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**k 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..
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….
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**t…
So there you have it, folks.
The alleged ghostwriter says he absolutely has not written for Drake, but merely collaborated with the OVO boss hence his name appearing in the credits of If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late.