The FADER Talks “40”
BEST HE EVER HAD: Toronto’s Noah “40” Shebib is the one producer Drake can’t do without

Photography by Mike Berube
Story by Nick Sylvester

All of Drake’s music—every beat, every vocal take, every bite of studio banter—now goes through Noah “40” Shebib. He prefers not to work with other artists unless Drake is involved or approves. He doesn’t court the press, and rarely accompanies Drake on the road anymore. He’s a homebody; he’s also one of the most successful and emulated hit-makers in the business today. “That’s my brother,” Drake told me. “Within the realm of music, that’s the only person I’m related to.”

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