Drake’s Grammy Award-winning producer Noah “40” Shebib is releasing a mini-documentary entitled Toronto rises. The 14-minute documentary, directed by Alim Sabir, is a collaboration with Native Instruments and 40.
40 is a notoriously private person, so this document is a rare and unique look into his private life, featuring archival footage from his come-up, including never-before-seen home videos of him finding his love for the piano as a child and the beginnings of his legendary partnership with drakes
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I’ve always seen myself as a visitor in hip-hop. When I was 21, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. I learned a lesson in the hospital that no matter what the world throws at me, I can play the keyboard and make music as long as I still have a working finger. All things in my life somehow pointed me in a direction. I’m here to play my part and make my mark.
Noah “40” Shebib
Toronto rises serves as a backstory to the legacy that 40 has built for itself. Not only do they inspire the next generation of producers who may struggle to find their feet amidst adversity. It’s also a love letter to hip-hop and the city he and Drake helped shape.
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