You didnt know dre had ghostwriters, or snoop, or diddy until way post 21st century like the rest of us. Stop frontin. Unless youre older than me, and was heavy into hip hop gossip/news through MAGAZINES, i highly doubt you were having conversations of ghost writers in the late 90s and early 2000s. I didnt even bother to think that dre had ghost writers until 50 cent said something 2-4 years ago in an interview. Diddys line of, dont worry if i write rhymes, i write checks, didnt really settle until a few years ago to when people brought it up.
Most of the people arguing about ghost writers, and what og’s did it in the past now, are like 7-10 years younger than me, so i aint trying to hear it. When i was coming up, nobody was having those conversations, and we were all heavy into hip hop. Maybe we just aint follow the gossip section enough, but a lot of that shit was new to me the past 5 years. You never bothered to even consider ghost writing, or even knew the fucking term.
Niggas be trying to act like they been knew, and everyone else just late, when they heard the shit the same time everyone else did. I was at the market buying any and every mixtape every weekend, coping the xxls and source magazines, being around nothing but hip hop heads, and still watching the occasional bet and mtv, and i aint never hear about no ghost writing scandals.
Unless you 42, and was following hip hop like a fiend during the 90s and 2000s, i highly doubt you heard any rumors about chronic being ghostwritten until the past few years. That shit was not common knowledge at all.
People arguing about drake now, but did drake have ghostwriters on his first mixtape that got him poppin? I’m no drake stan, but im just saying. Drakes put out a lot of work, from features, to singles, to mixtapes, to albums, so i’ll give a nigga 30 ghost writes considering the amount of work hes done. Its not like drake just got poppin. Hes what, 6 years into the game now, going on 7, and no one truly knows how little input he may have had in the songs that others wrote, because only meek mil, og maco, and randoms are saying this. For all we know, drake put in most the work on the track, but his writers assisted enough to get mentioned, or maybe he was just doing a good look for people he fucks with too, so even if they only contributed a little, put them on there as credited, so they can work with all the other artist who want them.
Like, no one talks about ghostwriting outside of hip hop, its stupid. Nobody gives a fuck who writes beyonces shit, or britney spears, or random unknown popular blues artist, or random unknown background singer for some EDM track.