An extremely private person, rap producer Noah “40” Shebib steps out of his shell to tell his own story. This mini-documentary, which is either about his life or about his career, shows a side to him that is rarely seen.
In a new documentary called “Toronto Rising: 40’s Very Own,” Shebib lets his truth be told with never before seen photos and videos from his childhood.
Shebib describes his journey to become Drake’s top producer. He reveals that his passion for music began at a young age. He started playing piano when he was three years old. Growing up in Toronto, 40 described the diversity of the city and even in the present day with a good mix of races, religions, and cultures. While hanging out as a teen in the Canadian melting pot, he discovered his love for hip hop in 1993.
In the music world, 40 is best known for being a frequent collaborator with rap superstar, Drake who of course is from Toronto as well. The documentary included one of his stories, which was about how he and Drake recorded at Toronto Carpet Manufacturing Building long before Drake became famous.
40 explains that not only the partnership but the friendship between him and Drake has been critical for his success. While helping him collaborate on his latest album “Certified Lover Boy”, 40 shared his Instagram story a sneak peek of the process to the highly anticipated project.