The Rap Thread: News, Reviews, Rants & Opinions: Volume 9 - Yes, we know "Hip Hop"



I saw that norm kelly tweeted him, but is that really his response? LOL, damn man. Fuck it, just checked his twitter. Oh lawd its true.

Black people, i swur da gawd.


TO got a crackhead mayor. The rest of their politicians can be disobeyed and disregarded as well.


Oh, well i aint know all that. Either way, im pro ghostwriting anyways. Guess i dont follow the fuckery enough, but for the bolded, no you stop. lol. Really, in 97 you was having ghostwriting debates with your homies, because again, unless your like pushing 40 or above 40, i dont believe you was.

Its one thing if you tell me you distinctly recall having these conversations, and they were the norm at least in your circle, and another if your just reciting some history fact that many know now in hindsight after people started airing out their truths and stories in the social media era. I do not believe the common knowledge in that era, was that many of these guys had ghostwriters that were putting in that work. I dont recall that culture at all.Times were different back then, and as an early 80s baby, no, i dont recall having those conversations with anyone from dc, to m.d, to baltimore. We were more following the beefs, mixtapes, and early smack dvds than hearing any whispers of ghostwriting.

Outside of small sections in magazines, who was even covering that news, cause bet and mtv damn sure wasnt. There damn sure wasnt any social media spreading those rumors/truths. Plus back then, im sure a lot of hip hop truths got deaded early on by inside friendships with magazines, and general threats. lol

I just dont believe you were sitting down in 97 talking about ghostwriting how we’re talking about it now, unless you were an older insider in the industry, or an older cat deeply following the little tidbits of info you would get on it here and there.


You don’t put quotations around something that wasn’t actually said. That said, don’t twist my words. I explained to you that it has more to do the desire to keep up your appearance than anything. Either way you want to look at it, what you’re choosing to harp on about is irrelevant to the point. You keep bringing up something I didn’t exactly say like it changes anything about the actual argument.

I agree that this isn’t worth arguing about, though.


The Pun’s rhyme boom accusations got so real Joe even referenced it on the back cover of The Darkside.

The guys I chilled with talked about beefs, battles, samples. They bought BEEF 1&2, told me what “Impeach the President” is and they schooled me on the whole 9. Like, doesnt everyone know Nas wrote Foxy’s Affirmative Action verse?


40 tweeted exactly what I was thinking.

Drake’s style and lyrical content are REALLY fuckin personal. It just doesn’t make sense that someone else would write those kinds of things for him. Drake is certainly a lot of things, but you really gone have to prove he’s got a ghost writer to me.


Niggas knew Diddy had ghostwriters since that first album dropped and you saw those liner notes. Same for Ma$e (DMX wrote one of his joints on the first album). Niggas knew that Cube was writing most of NWA’s bars, too.

The difference is that those were either groups or producers, meaning nobody gives Diddy or Dre credit for being dope rappers. People do give Drake credit for being a great rapper/lyricist so it is relevant whether or not he’s writing his own raps. That said, this is just Meek saying this. It’s established fact that Drake actually writes for other people (eg Alicia Keys, Rihanna) and when he first came out he was allegedly writing for Weezy, so I find it a little hard to believe that he’s not writing his own shit.


Well he only writes checks

Well Flex just had to involve himself in this beef lol


And I’m done for the night. Ggs


I don’t think anyone’s really saying that everything he’s ever put out was written by others or that he doesn’t write at all. The personal songs are obviously he’s but he gets help on the hits and what not. The reason this all came out is because Meek got a hold of the original R.I.C.O reference that had the Quentin guy rapping the verse Drake used. Similar to the 10 Bands reference FunkFlex is currently dropping those stupid bombs over.

That’s the dude. He said he wrote a verse for him and helped him out with hooks etc as well here.


Remy Ma is so fine. How do you come out of prison looking better than you did going in. Don’t really matter I would smash tho. Papoose actually won.


So meek already apologized. Video is circulating vine. LOL. Cant stand these rap niggas mane. ugh


They’re too friendly, sensitive, and bitchmade.


THIS is when Ghostface should start making those videos


Can i get a vine link for confirmation plz?These niggas are so lame oh my gawd. Drake stimulus package has THAT little recovery frames?

Nah fuck that. 40 wasnt denying it. Fine, Drake can have his pre packaged bars. But HE IS NOT even top 5/10 contender anymore. If niggas wanna do shit like Dre and Puff, they gonna get treated like Dre & Puff…pen-wise. Fuck the $$$. Im bout to start rappin and ghostwrite for all my friends. Of course the canadian jew trying to sway the culture lmao


I posted that Drake gif because someone asked for it, and because I found that shit hilarious.

I mean, bruh, look at this PA.

Niggas STILL ain’t forgot this shit (I certainly didn’t). So when the lint rolling thing happened niggas was just like “LOL this nigga Drake man” and left it at that. It wasn’t about the lint rollers being effeminate (as I keep a couple, and any man who’s been in boot camp/military knows them suckers are life savers) it was the fact this nigga got caught doing it on live TV. That’s all.


The “caught” part is what’s bugging me… Is he supposed to hide it? Is it something that has to be done in private so no one sees or knows about it?

“Yo, I just caught this nigga cleaning lint of his jeans, man… The fuck?”

How that sound? I mean, there are a myriad of things to shit on Drake for, but this just isn’t one of them. It’s a reach. Basketball game is going on, and the camera’s on Drake cleaning his pants. Lmao


Not really. Shit was bizarre, and was within the realm of “WTF is Drake doing?” I found it funny lol.

At least son was there actually watching the game and only did it during the timeout. I know way too many people pay exorbitant ticket prices, just to go there and play on there phone the entire time.


Let that soft ass nigga cosign that corny shit and move on, he aint gonna let it go that shit was funny aint much to explain.
I do wanna see this vine apology though