(AllHipHop News) Aubrey Drake Graham and Shane "Murda Beatz" Lindstrom are two of the most successful music creators to emerge from Canada over the last decade. Their paths crossed several times over that period.
The rapper and the producer have worked together on songs like "Back on Road," "Portland," and "Nice for What." Montreality caught up with Murda Beatz to talk about his time crafting tracks for Drizzy.
"He puts on Canada, represents our country to the fullest. I just appreciate that," said Murda. "He works with all Canadian talent - all of the producers, all of us, me, [Boi-1da], T-Minus, WondaGurl. Everyone he's pretty much working with is Canadian, so it's wavy. We're really controlling a big sound of music right now. Shout out to Drake. Shout out to everyone that's Canadian."
The 25-year-old Ontario native added, "[Drake's] a good person. He's always got energy. He's good at [NBA 2K]. He's good at table tennis. He's a creative person, too. I feel like, in the last couple of years, a lot of people have tried to take away the creative process behind his music for him, but he has a good mind when it comes to the music sh*t."
Besides producing for Drake, Murda Beatz is the beat maker behind other tracks such as Travis Scott's "Butterfly Effect," Nicki Minaj's "No Frauds," Migos' "MotorSport," 6ix9ine's "FEFE," and 2 Chainz's "It's a Vibe." Murda also teamed with Smokepurpp for the Bless Yo Trap collaborative mixtape.