Kendrick Lamar recently gave his perspective on ghost writing in a Rolling Stone interview and the internet went into a frenzy assuming he was subbing Drake. This is what was said;
Is it ever OK for a rapper to have a ghostwriter? You’ve obviously written verses for Dr. Dre yourself.
It depends on what arena you’re putting yourself in. I called myself the best rapper. I cannot call myself the best rapper if I have a ghostwriter. If you’re saying you’re a different type of artist and you don’t really care about the art form of being the best rapper, then so be it. Make great music. But the title, it won’t be there.
If it turned out that you somehow had a ghostwriter, people would really want to meet that guy.
[Laughs] You’re right.
I don’t think Kendrick was subbing Drake, he was just stating the obvious and relishing in the fact that he has the clear undisputed and uncontested path to the throne. All the fans at this point is wondering when they’re going to stop pussy footing around and battle or at minimum say a name on a record. I’m here to tell you it’s pointless and puts Kendrick in a loosing position; Why do you think Meek Mill lost the battle with Drake? Battling Drake is like racing against an olympic runner after finding out he use steroids; It makes no sense and You’re not going to win!! On average Drake uses 10 different writers per song and One can easily crush their opponent with a sweatshop writing army of that caliber, so why even bother putting your career on the line knowing these facts?
For the life of me I can’t think of any reason why Meek and the Dream Chaser’s thought it was a great idea to go into a song battle with Drake; All he had to do is hold a radio interview at Hot 97, release more reference tracks and tell the fans their wont be any battle because Drake have a team of writers and Meek don’t. GAME OVER.
There is nothing wrong with having writers. Some of our favorite hip hop artist had ghost writers, they just never claimed to be the best lyricist and can’t ever claim to be the best.