40 Of Noah “40” Shebib’s Best Beats
“Wu-Tang Forever” Drake
Sure Wu-Tang Clan fans were horrified by Drake’s inviting himself into the 36 Chambers – well actually the Wu-Tang Forever chambers – but 40 nailed the beat. He took a sample from “It’s Yourz” to another level, whether you like the sentiment or not.
“Unforgettable” Drake Featuring Young Jeezy
Co-producers 40 and Boi-1da know all too well about Drake’s fascination with the late Aaliyah. So they opted to take a sample from one of Baby Girl’s earlier classics – her cover of “At Your Best (You Are Love)” and use it on the unforgettable single.
“Shut It Down” Drake Featuring The-Dream
The electric organ runs so fluidly all over this track co-produced with Omen, as Drake shuts it down with The-Dream in tow. There’s something about 40’s slamming snares that sound like an MPC erupted in the studio while he was making the beat.
“Marvin’s Room” Drake
Wanna know why so many people flocked to their computers to record their own interpretations of “Marvin’s Room”? It wasn’t because they were so excited to lock themselves in depressing solitude; it was the hypnotic beat that 40 concocted.
“Fancy” Drake Featuring T.I. & Swizz Beatz
Both 40 and Swizz Beatz approach production from two very abstract (albeit different) angles. When they came together to create the beat for “Fancy,” it literally sounded like a combination of their two worlds. The result was a, well, fancy beat.