A Look at Who's Who on Drake's 'VIEWS'

A Look at Who's Who on Drake's 'VIEWS'

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A Look at Who's Who on Drake's 'VIEWS' news

The producers, songwriters, and behind-the-scenes players on any major album rarely get revealed before it actually comes out, but Drake likes to do things differently. Tonight is the worldwide debut of his fourth studio album, VIEWS, and he alongside Noah “40” Shebib shared the official production credits on Instagram earlier.

Drizzy likes to keep his circle small, and this album was no different. There are a few reoccurring names that have worked on his previous albums, like Boi-1da and Nineteen85. Since Drizzy has been infusing Jamaican dancehall into his sound lately, there are acts like Wizkid and Supa Dups to add their expertise to the 20-track project. Now that VIEWS is finally available on iTunes, here’s a full breakdown of the credits.

“Keep the Family Close”

Producers:

  • Maneesh: A producer, songwriter, and turntablist born in Ontario and based in Toronto. He co-produced the Meek Mill diss track “Charged Up” with Noah “40” Shebib and Frank Dukes. He’s also on Travi$ Scott’s Rodeo as a songwriter for “Maria I’m Drunk” which features Justin Bieber and Young Thug.

“9”

Producers:

  • 40: Drake’s production partner and friend who was responsible for shaping the atmospheric, brooding sound on So Far Gone. Since then 40 has produced on Thank Me Later, Take Care, Nothing Was the Same, and VIEWS.
  • Boi-1da: He’s a multi-Grammy winning producer who has worked with Drake since Room for Improvement. He produced several tracks on If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late (including “Energy” and “10 Bands”), as well as Drake’s buzz single, “Summer Sixteen.”
  • Brian Alexander Morgan: A veteran producer from the ‘90s who is associated with R&B acts such as SWV, Usher, Eric Benet, and more.

“U With Me”

Producers:

  • 40: Listed above.
  • Kanye West: The iconic hip-hop visionary worked on Drake’s first album, Thank Me Later, on “Show Me a Good Time” and “Find Your Love.”

“Feel No Ways”

Producer:

  • Jordan Ullman of Majid Jordan: The producer behind Majid Jordan who is signed to OVO Sound.

“Hype”

Producers:

  • Boi-1da: Listed above.
  • Nineteen85: The Toronto native is known for his work with Drake, notably on “Too Much” and “Hold On, We’re Going Home.” His hot streak continues as he’s responsible for Drizzy’s platinum-selling single, “Hotline Bling,” as well as “One Dance.”
  • The Beat Bully: He has produced for rappers like Rick Ross, Meek Mill, and French Montana. He recently appeared on DJ Khaled’s I Changed a Lot on opener “I Don’t Play About My Paper” and “I Ain’t Worried.”

“Weston Road Flows”

Producers:

  • 40: Listed above.

“Redemption”

Producers:

  • 40: Listed above.

“With You” f/ PARTYNEXTDOOR

Producers:

  • Murda Beatz: Part of the new wave of trap producers in Canada, the 21-year-old producer has credits with Southern heavyweights Migos, Young Thug, Soulja Boy, and more.

“Faithful” f/ Pimp C and dvsn

Producers:

  • 40: Listed above.
  • Boi-1da: Listed above.
  • Nineteen85: Listed above.

“Still Here”

Producers:

  • Daxz: The Toronto-based producer got into Drake’s circle through 40. This led to getting a placement on “6 Man,” followed by “Back to Back,” which was nominated for a Grammy this year.
  • 40: Listed above.

“Controlla”

Producers:

  • Boi-1da: Listed above.
  • Supa Dups: Part of Miami’s Black Chiney, a Jamaican sound system made up of Supa Dups, Bobby Chin, Willy Chin, and Walshy Killa. Black Chiney was featured on episode five of OVO Sound Radio.
  • Allen Ritter: Raised in Yonkers, NY, Ritter is a producer behind Rihanna and Drake’s “Work.” He recently contributed to Chris Brown’s “Back to Sleep” and Kanye West’s “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1.”

“One Dance” f/ Wizkid and Kyla

Producers:

  • Nineteen85: Listed above.
  • 40: Listed above.
  • Wizkid: Wizkid (a.k.a. Starboy) is a Nigerian recording artist and songwriter. His song, “Ojuelegba,” was a standout track from 2015 that Drake and Skepta remixed.

“Grammys” f/ Future

Producers:

  • 40: Listed above.
  • Southside: Southside (a.k.a. Young Sizzle) is a producer affiliated with Atlanta’s 808 Mafia who did the majority of Waka Flocka Flame’s Triple F Life: Friends, Fans & Family, and Future’s 56 Nights.
  • Cardo: His resume is stacked with collaborations from Wiz Khalifa, Meek Mill and Kendrick Lamar to name a few.
  • Yung Exclusive: He works alongside Cardo. He’s credited on K. Dot’s “untitled 02” and “untitled 07” from untitled unmastered.

“Childs Play”

Producers:

  • 40: Listed above.

Pop Style

Producers:

  • Sevn Thomas: A rising beatmaker out of Toronto who is a co-producer for Drake’s “10 Bands” and Kanye West’s “Real Friends.”
  • Frank Dukes: He’s a Canadian producer and songwriter who has quietly been producing for your favorite artists like Rihanna, Future, Kanye West, and of course, Drake.

“Too Good” f/ Rihanna

Producers:

  • Nineteen85: Listed above.

“Summers Over”

Producers:

  • Maneesh: Listed above.

“Fire & Desire”

Producers:

  • 40: Listed above.

“Views”

Producers:

  • Maneesh: Listed above.

“Hotline Bling”

Producers:

  • Nineteen85: Listed above.

Additional Production Credits (Not Listed on the Album):

  • Metro Boomin: The Atlanta superproducer who previously worked with Drake on What a Time to Be Alive.
  • Hagler Tyrant: Hagler is a name you should get familiar with. Vince Staples’ “Blue Seude,” Drake’s “Trophies,” and A$AP Ferg’s “I Love You” are just some of the anthems that he’s responsible for.
  • Jordan Evans: A multi-platinum selling hip-hop and R&B producer from Toronto. Notable credits: Eminem’s “Not Afraid” and Drake’s “Pound Cake.”
  • Vinylz: Although the 25-year-old producer is relatively known, Jay Z, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, and many more have showed up on his beats.
  • OZ: Ozan “OZ” Yildirim is still moving up in the ranks, but don’t sleep on what he’s done so far: Fabolous’ “Ball Drop,” Jeremih’s “Giv No Fuks,” and G-Eazy’s “Random.”
  • Cue Beats: He produced 50 Cent’s “A Baltimore Thing.” Enough said.
  • Di Genius: Stephen “Di Genius” McGregor is a producer, singer, and songwriter specializing in reggae and dancehall. Drake’s obsession of the Jamaican flavor is real.

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