40 Of Noah “40” Shebib’s Best Beats

“Successful” Drake Featuring Trey Songz & Lil Wayne
Drake’s aspirational track with Trey Songz had a woozy beat – compliments of Shebib. He accented it with some hi-hats to really accentuate the emotions…and we know Drake has plenty of those.

“Un-Thinkable” Alicia Keys
An uncredited Drake is on the ad-libs and background vocals for the song, so naturally 40 gets in on the action by concocting the seductive beat. Who wouldn’t be “ready” after that instrumental?

“No New Friends” DJ Khaled Featuring Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne
Vibrating synths that hug Drake’s important message about friendship? Yes, please. OVO doesn’t play when it comes to their people, and maybe they have “No New Friends,” but 40 brought an all new beat.

“Fuckin’ Problems” A$AP Rocky Featuring Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar
The moaning “Ohs,” the rigorous feedback inducing basslines, the ‘80s chimes. All of that was piled together to make A$AP Rocky & Co.’s nymphomaniac’s anthem. They love a bad beat just as much as a bad b**ch. Shouts to C. Papi on the beat’s assist.

“The Moon And the Sky (Remix)” Sade Featuring Jay Z
Somehow, someway, 40 reinvented Sade’s single with “ain’t gon’ let you go” chanting ad-libs and a beat that literally is the sonic embodiment of the moon and the sky. It was updated with enough Hip-Hop flavor for Jay Z to comfortably ride the beat in his cameo.

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  • Megan Robinson

    40 is my hero

  • Truther

    It sure seems like 40 is an ankle-biter who just adds some basic/weak touches to other producers beats just to get some points on the publishing; a greedy middle man taking his cut before passing along the beats to Drake – what’s the hottest track he produced all on his own?

  • Andre Williams

    40 sound is becoming legendary. He definitely has been my favorite producer for the past couple of years.

  • Simon Dana

    The song take care is nothin 40, it’s jamie xx. Seriously you should learn more before doing articles like this. Otherwise you chose the good prods I think

  • Simon Dana

    Club paradise?