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5 Reasons Ghostwriters Are OK


I've been frequently asked about my thoughts on ghostwriting, specifically in hip hop, so in this video I'm going to give the reasons why I don't think it's necessarily a bad thing.

Note: I think ghostwriters SHOULD be credited, but the practice is as prevalent as it is because there's this unrealistic expectation that every single person on the planet rapping has entirely written or conceived every word coming out of his mouth. Not everyone is a writer, and I'm willing to suspend the necessity of a rapper having written their own lyrics in the name of a quality song. But are other fans willing to do the same?