Drake is arguably the biggest rapper in the world right now so writing for him not only would be considered a privilege but quite profitable. At least that’s what one would think, but not the case for his writer Quentin Miller. In a new DJ Vlad interview, the man famously exposed as Drake’s “ghostwriter” in the mid-2010’s, he spoke about how being brushed aside after greatly contributing to Drake’s work has affected his life. “What about me and taking care of my family? And the fact that I don’t have any other skills? I didn’t go to college, I make music, that’s my skill.”
Miller spoke about how he was in a close but no cigar scenario working with Drake saying, “I [was] working with a n***a that was literally about to change my life, even though I was in my horrible, horrible, horrible publishing situation with Tricky — so I never got a publishing check off of any Drake songs.” And when Vlad interjected to get clarity on what he heard, he was told, “No, I never got a single publishing check off any songs. I had to feed my family off getting paid under the table in that situation, because Tricky wouldn’t let me go and I didn’t get out that deal until 2019-2022, and I signed in 2011″
Miller continues, “And they wouldn’t let me out, I had to let go of a lot of sh*t just to get out. But even while I was in it, I never got a publishing check or nothing, I was just grinding it out, hoping that one day, or that one song, working with that one artist is going to change something. And it was the Drake thing, but it just didn’t change anything.”
Now with Drake being worth a few hundred million, let’s see if he looks back at Miller and decides to right this wrong or is he just going to hope it gets buried along with the 7 year revelation of him having a ghostwriter.