We all know it goes on in the industry but as far as the details on who’s doing it, it’s a hush hush matter to the public…
The topic of discussion and what’s on everyone’s mind these days is ghostwriting and now Rick Ross is confirming the part he plays on the subject.
In the past it has been thrown out there that the CEO of Maybach Music has written for rappers occasionally. However, now Rozay is setting the record straight in asserting that his background as a ghostwriter is more elaborate than we think.
The heavy weight rapper sat down with TIME to discuss his resume as a ghostwriter while loosely insinuating to the rumors surrounding Drake’s ghostwriting controversy.
I finally wrote a record telling the way it feels for me to be a ghostwriter, and not only a ghostwriter, but one of the biggest in the rap game,” he said. “Because of my own personal success I’ve always been able to keep that in the shadows. On this record, I just felt it was so current. It was needed.
It depends on really the point you’re looking at. If you’re a battle rapper on the block, the emcee battle challenger, not writing your rhymes could really hurt you. When you’re an artist where maybe the focus is really the talent and the different things you bring to the game, I believe it’s more understandable,” Rick said.
Ross shied away from dropping names in saying, “I’m not speaking to anybody in particular, but let’s say for instance if you was DMX and had a ghostwriter, it’d maybe change the [perception] versus if you was will.i.am.”
Rozay can not stay out of headlines today. This could be all be scheme to add to his marketing tactics as he prepares to drop Black Market on Dec 4.