Quentin Miller Speaks Out On “Ghostwriting” Drake Lyrics
The man at the center of the Drake lyric scandal has finally broken his silence. After Meek Mill accused Drake of buying rhymes from a mystery ghostwriter by the name of Quentin Miller, the hip-hop streets have been abuzz about who this newcomer is and whether or not he’s the one truly responsible for Drizzy’s signature sound.
The up-and-comer finally took to his personal Tumblr page on Friday afternoon to clear the air on his role (or lack thereof) in Drake’s success:
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*ck 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 sh*t…
Hmmm…well a ghostwriter doesn’t get credited, right? What do you think? Is Quentin just downplaying his hand in If You’re Reading This… to keep his OVO relationships intact…or did he really just lend a helping hand here and there and have his spot unnecessarily blown up by some irate rappers?
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