An Alleged Reference Track Drake's 'Ghostwriter' Provided For Song '10 Bands' Has Leaked

23 July 2015, 11:04 | Updated: 23 July 2015, 11:12


Quentin Miller raps Drake's verses on the reference track for '10 Bands'.

A US radio DJ has leaked a version of one of Drake’s tracks that features his alleged ghostwriter Quentin Miller.

Hot 97 DJ Funk Flex played a reference track of ’10 Bands’, which first appeared on Drake’s 'If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late' mixtape, on his radio show yesterday.

Miller, the man Meek Mill claims is responsible for writing Drake’s lyrics, raps on the track. A reference track has a number of uses in the recording process, one of which is as a template for an artist recording the vocals for a ghostwritten track.

“If Drake does write everything everyone owes him an apology. If he doesn’t, I go on the record as [saying] he’s a fraud,” said Flex at the start of his show.

“I got this from someone in Drake’s camp,” Flex continued, “They reached out. They saw me keeping it 100 on [Instagram.]”

According to Flex’s unspecified source, Miller is paid a retainer of $5,000 per month. Miller is credited as a co-writer for six songs on ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’.

Drake’s long-time producer Noah “40” Shebib took to Twitter to dismiss the allegations. “You’re smokin that s*** you say you selling if you think someone wrote that s***,” he wrote.

Shebib, who has worked with Drake from the beginning of his career, also confirmed Miller’s involvement on Drake’s latest mixtape. “If your asking if Q [Quentin Miller] contributed to if you’re reading this the answer is yes. You can also read that in the credits,” he pointed out.

Miller is not the only artist to have been credited as a co-writer by Drake. Kenza Samir, a Toronto-based poet co-wrote ‘Nothing Was the Same’ album track ‘Connect’.

In an interview with Vibe, Drake explained the pair’s writing process. “We just sit together and come up with the best way to say things… It’s cool to get another creative mind in there, just someone who’s thinking solely about the words and not the melodies and placement,” he said, “It’s nice to read her poetry sometimes—I’ll take from that.”

Meanwhile, Drake has finally sent a subtle but classy response to Meek Mill's epic Twitter rant.