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    Pop's Top 35 Hitmakers
    Hitmakers Noah 40 Shebib - H 2013
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    Noah '40' Shebib
    Producer/Engineer

    This story first appeared in the Feb. 15 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

    "We focus on special moments as opposed to what the tempo is or how it's gonna move at the club" -- that's how Shebib describes his approach to producing Drake's smooth, steady grooves. The Toronto natives have worked together nearly all of their professional lives, and through their deal with Universal and Cash Money Records they have complete control over their recordings. "These labels are looking to Drake to tell them what to do," says Shebib, 29. "This is extremely rare, and we are blessed."

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