Here's another curious case of beat shuffling that ended with a little known Toronto producer/songwriter ending up on Drake's tropical storm of a mixtape, If You're Reading This It's Too Late. River Tiber dropped a quietly heralded EP in 2013 before melding into Toronto's session scene, falling under the mentorship of producer Frank Dukes. Tiber was as surprised as anyone else when a stray take from his unreleased demo "No Talk" went from Dukes' boards to Boi1da's sampler to Drake's album. "I've been working with Frank Dukes for a minute," Tiber tells FADER. "He made a dope sample with my vocal stem which Boi1da put drums on top of, and I guess Drake liked the beat and recorded to it." Co-written by David Lewis, Tiber's OG "No Talk" is a far cry from the muted anxiety raps Drake lays on "No Tellin'", but the atmosphere is just as misty and purple. Tiber plans to drop two new records this year, and is all over Ghostface and BADBADNOTGOOD's collaborative Sour Soul EP if you're itching for more.
March 09, 2015