New Music: Drake – “Days In The East”

Drake turns Wednesday and Thursday into a 1-2 punch by dropping the eerie, slithering "Days In The East." PARTYNEXTDOOR and 40 team up and provide an underwater behemoth of a beat, squarely in Drake's wheelhouse. The most impressive part of "Days In The East," though, is how effortlessly and...

New Music: Drake – “Trophies”

Drake previewed this track while out on his "Would You Like A Tour tour, and now the full version is here. Drake is in his element, bragging over the triumphant, horn-driven beat, which was produced by Hit-Boy, Hagler, and 40. This is the most comfortable Drake has ever sounded with his...

Album Stream: Drake – Nothing Was The Same

One of the most anticipated albums of the year finally drops today. Drake's junior album Nothing Was The Same is now available and we have the full album stream courtesy of Spotify. The album features collaborations from Big Sean, Jhene Aiko, Jay Z, 2 Chainz and more and features his hit singles...

New Music: Drake – “Wu-Tang Forever

As Drake gears up for the release of his junior album, Nothing Was The Same, he lets go a new track called "Wu-Tang Forever". The Noah "40" Shebib-produced track samples the Wu-Tang track "It's Yourz", and features a few ad-libs from Jhene Aiko. A remix has said to have been recorded with a...

Photo of the Day: Noah Shebib’s Studio Rules

  Noah Shebib, better known as award-winning producer 40, does not fuck around in the...

New Music: A$AP Rocky ft. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar – “Fuckin Problem”

Yesterday A$AP Rocky released another single off his debut album, LongLiveA$AP, and the crew on this joint won't disappoint. Rocky enlists the help of Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar on this bass-heavy offering from Canada-bred producer 40. Let's not be too quick to laud praise though,...

Photo Of The Day: Word To Chuck Inglish

  Olde English 40's and hip-hop lore go together like a sample and a drum track. It seems hip-hop utility man, Chuck Inglish, would agree. Don't forget the brown paper bag. Photo credit goes to Inglish's...

Exclusive Interview: Notes to Self Talk Work With Evidence, Fashawn, Toronto Hip-Hop & Drake

All photography by Loni Schick @Elle_Aye Notes to Self are a long-standing Toronto hip-hop crew, comprised of rappers Roshin, his brother Swamp Donkey, producer/rapper/designer Bronze One, and of course, former World Champion DJ, DJ Dopey. Reuniting after a brief hiatus - after all, Swamp...

Video: Pro Tools 10 & HDX feat. Noah “40” Shebib

In the spirit of Christmas, and Take Care dropping on November 15, Drake's right-hand-man, engineer, and producer, 40, pops up on Pro Tools' new promotional video. The spot is extremely informative, and probably very interesting for someone who knows about these...

The FADER Interviews Noah “40” Shebib

“Rap made more musical” is not a bad description of Shebib’s own aesthetic. Take a Drake song like the tired, wistful “Successful,” or the quietly menacing “I’m On One,” which 40 produced for DJ Khaled. The chords lead, not the rhythms, which is unusual for hip-hop. Shebib often...

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