Rick Ross opens up as one of Hip-Hop’s “Biggest ghostwriters” 


On the heels of Hip-Hop’s ghost writing witch hurt spurred by Meek Mill’s accusations of inauthenticity against Drake’s flow on their collab track “R.I.C.O.,” Rick Ross has come forward with TEA that he’s one of the game’s biggest ghost writers.


While choppin it up with TIME, the 40-year-old leader of Meek’s Maybach Music Group spilled on why he felt compelled to uncover his ghost writing identity and how he feels ghost writing can change the public’s perceptions of an artist. 
“I had a lot of time to just sit by myself, so I had a lot more things I wanted to address. That’s what I did on this LP,” Rozay began. 

“I spoke on different things. One of them goes by the name of ‘Ghostwriter.’ 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. 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.”

When asked his thoughts on whether or not using a ghostwriter can damage a rapper’s overall image and credibility, Ross served, “If you’re a battle rapper on the block, the emcee battle challenger, not writing your rhymes could really hurt you.”

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He continued, “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. Someone who may have another vision or just ideas that are priceless versus someone who’s like, ‘I’m basing my entire career off the words I’m finna tell you right now over this 30-second period.’ 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. I think that’s more about the music, the records.”


Rozay’s forthcoming LP, Black Market, will drop on December 4. 


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