An Argument For Why Ghostwriting Is Good Starting With Exhibit D-R-E (Video)

The biggest MCs in Hip-Hop are talking about ghostwriting more than ever right now. Sixteen years after Puff Daddy proudly proclaimed, “Don’t ask me if I write rhymes, I write

Drake Opens Up For The First Time About Ghostwriting & Forcefully Defends His Pen (Audio)

In 2016, Drake does not often do interviews. The Canadian MC/singer was guarded upon his 2008-2009 entrance into the music industry. With the best-selling Hip-Hop album of 2016 in VIEWS,

CyHi The Prynce Freestyles On Kanye’s “Real Friends” & Explains Why Ghostwriting Is Necessary (Video)

CyHi The Prynce is the latest to participate in Montreality’s interview series where artists are asked everything from what their first jobs were to what their favorite cartoon characters are.

What Does Ice Cube Think About Ghostwriting In Hip-Hop? (Video)

Ice Cube is widely regarded as one of Hip-Hop’s most influential MCs. Whether with N.W.A., Westside Connection, or a multi-platinum solo career, the Los Angeles, California MC has written songs

Lupe Fiasco Says Commercialism Has Ruined Hip-Hop, Not Ghostwriting

Over the course of the last several days, the topic of ghostwriting has entered the conversation about Hip-Hop in a very powerful way. As a trending topic across several social-media

Sauce Money Talks Jay Z’s “Disgusting” Flow, Ghostwriting & Why He Didn’t Sign To Roc-A-Fella (Audio)

It’s easy to confuse Sauce Money as a Jay Z protege. After all, many Heads may have heard Sauce by way of Roc-A-Fella Records releases, as well as Jay’s support

Quentin Miller Drops Hints About Writing For Drake & Kanye In His Funk Flex Freestyle (Video)

Atlanta, Georgia MC Quentin Miller has seemingly been a ghostwriter whose name still haunts aspects of Drake’s career. Three years ago, Meek Mill first outed the rapper as one of

Drake Tells The Story Of How He Fathered His Child With Brutal Honesty (Audio)

This morning (June 29), Drake released his fifth album, Scorpion. The YMCMB double-dose release involves a former foe in JAY-Z and includes production from DJ Premier, Three 6 Mafia’s DJ

Jadakiss Explains Why With The LOX It’s Never Been All About The Benjamins (Video)

Twenty years ago, on DMX’s “Blackout,” Jadakiss spit, “You pay 30 for the ‘Kiss, a 100 for The LOX / And if we cool, then I write a hook for

Pusha-T Accuses Drake Of Fathering A Child He Abandoned (Audio)

In the last 24 hours, Pusha-T upped the ante in a longstanding beef with Drake. The release of “The Story Of Adidon” took a conflict that sprung out of a

Pusha-T Compares Drake To Trump In An Infrared Diss (Audio)

UPDATE: Less than 24 hours after “Infrared,” Drake responded in a BIG way. ORIGINAL STORY: Life is too short to listen to bad music. So…let AFH fight through it for

Jermaine Dupri Will Be The 2nd Hip-Hop Artist Inducted Into Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Last February, JAY-Z was announced as the first Hip-Hop artist headed to the Songwriters Hall Of Fame. In mid-June, when the New York City ceremony took place, former President Barack

Lupe Fiasco vs. Kendrick Lamar: Why “Stealing” Is Not A Crime For Artists (Video)

Lupe Fiasco took umbrage with Marvel’s upcoming Black Panther soundtrack on social media last week, arguing the cover artwork for the film’s Kendrick Lamar and SZA-led soundtrack single, “All the

Drake Has Thrown Darts At Kendrick & JAY-Z, But Chooses Not To Face Them At The Grammys

Drake’s More Life marked his seventh consecutive #1 project on the Top 200. The Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Republic Records “playlist” (as it was marketed) has already achieved double-platinum certification following

Jermaine Dupri Penned Hits For Many. He Explains Why Using Writers Ain’t A Thang (Video)

In recent years, Hip-Hop has called into question the use of additional writers on songs. In 2015, Meek Mill created a beef when he publicized Drake’s working with Atlanta, Georgia

Lupe Fiasco Is Sick Of Hearing Wack Rappers Over Trap Beats. He Shows Them How To Do It (Video)

In February, Lupe Fiasco released DROGAS Light, his first album since 2015’s Tetsuo & Youth. Despite talk of his retiring from Rap (including statements he made himself), it appears the Chicago, Illinois

Remy Ma Is Out To Ether Nicki Minaj. These 7 Minutes May Make Nick Lean Back (Audio)

In the last 48 hours, Nicki Minaj’s fiery appearance on “Make Love” led many to believe that the Cash Money/Young Money Queen was gunning for crosstown MC, Remy Ma. Going

Ice Cube Announces 25th Anniversary Edition of ‘Death Certificate’ With New Songs (Video)

Ice Cube was a recent guest in Sway’s Universe, where the legendary MC and celebrated actor discussed his many careers: silver-screen star, Hip-Hop icon, and basketball executive. Currently promoting his

Wyclef Jean Freestyles While Playing Guitar In One Of The Illest 5 Fingers Of Death EVER (Video)

By all accounts, Wyclef Jean is one of the most unique voices in Hip-Hop. The Haitian-born, Brooklyn-raised MC, singer, musician, and songwriter helped elevate the influence of Caribbean music in

Sir Jinx Speaks About Keeping The Production On Ice Cube’s Death Certificate True To The Game

Present day Hip-Hop relies heavily on serial albums. From The Blueprint to Detox, there is momentum in many great artists’ catalogs that keeps the listener engaged while threading a concept. Twenty

Andre 3000’s New “Decemba” Verse Is Cold. How Cold? ICE COLD (Audio)

Since the 2006 release of OutKast’s Idlewild soundtrack, Andre 3000 has put out just over 20 verses. While nearly every one has been an event in and of itself, often

The Game Lists His Top 3 Los Angeles Lyricists Of All-Time (Video)

The Game joined The Breakfast Club on Friday (9/23) for an extended conversation. There ostensibly to promote his forthcoming album, 1992, he spent the vast majority of his time discussing

The Game Freestyle Battles With His Alleged Ghostwriter & Smashes It (Video)

It’s been a busy week for The Game. In addition to preparing for the release of his forthcoming eighth album, 1992, he has been embroiled in a bitter feud with

Lupe Fiasco Serves Up an Oral History of “Food & Liquor” 10 Years Later (Audio)

For Lupe Fiasco fans, September 19, 2006 marked the arrival of one of the best debut albums from an MC in the 21st century. With Food & Liquor, the Chicago,

Outkast, Goodie Mob & Killer Mike Prove Its Still Family In The Dungeon (Video)

Last night (September 10), Atlanta, Georgia played host to the One Musicfest at Lakewood Amphitheater. As announced leading up to the event, the concert included a Dungeon Family reunion including

20 Years Later, OutKast’s ATLiens Is A Masterpiece Of Space & Time

True to its extraterrestrial theme, OutKast’s 1996 sophomore album ATLiens was of another world. Like the “Paid In Full” vocal sample proclaimed, André 3000 and Big Boi added “new color,

The New York Post Tries To Malign An MC For Having A Day Job

Authenticity as an MC could very well be the most highly championed quality of a skilled rapper outside of creativity and writing ability. Throughout Hip-Hop’s history, “keeping it real” has

Andre 3000 Calls Out MCs Who Use Ghostwriters On A New Verse (Audio)

Perhaps more than any MC in Hip-Hop history, Outkast’s André 3000 knows how to make his feature guest verses count. Whether alongside UGK, T.I., DJ Drama, Goodie Mob, or DJ

Del The Funky Homosapien Reveals Ice Cube Wrote One Of His Hits

Last month, veteran Compton, California MC King T revealed some of the once downplayed writing that Del The Funky Homosapien did for cousin Ice Cube’s AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted album. Del,

Ice Cube Wrote For Great MCs, But King T Says He Had Some Help Too (Video)

As depicted in 2015’s Straight Outta Compton film, Hip-Hop Heads know that Ice Cube was a prominent writer within the N.W.A. group. The youngest member of the Ruthless Records multi-platinum

KRS-One Explains Why Drake Is “Underrated” & Says Some The Best MCs Have Writers (Audio)

KRS-One is the latest guest on N.O.R.E. & DJ EFN’s Drink Champs Podcast. There, the iconic Boogie Down Productions MC sipped hand-crafted mai tai’s and discussed a litany of topics,

Big K.R.I.T. Remembers Those He Owes For Where He Is Now, On A Flip Of Kanye West’s 30 Hours (Audio)

There have been a number of re-interpretations of songs from Kanye West’s The Life Of Pablo, since he began releasing tracks from the album. The a capella vocals of “I

Phonte’s New Solo Album Is Just The Next Step In His Already Incredible Career.

Phonte Coleman has taken on many roles in his nearly 20-year career, including founding member of both Little Brother and the Foreign Exchange. Relatively quiet on the solo front, the

Lupe Fiasco Surprises Fans With Free Mixtape, ‘Pharaoh Height 2/30’ (Mix)

Lupe Fiasco Heads rejoice…the Chicago MC has released a surprise free project and with it a nod to the fans who have been following him since 2006. Eleven years ago,

Yasiin Bey Uses Basquiat as His Ghostwriter For an Inspired Song About Injustice & Hope (Audio)

For years, Yasiin Bey (pka Mos Def) has shown he is an artist who walks his own path. Whether advocating for social justice or lyrically taking out sucker MCs, he

Finding the GOAT: Pick Yet Another ’90s Great Wild Card For Round 2?

As we continue the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time), we are asking you to help us rank who is the greatest MC to pick

Sauce Money Makes His Return With O.G. Producer E-A-Ski (Audio)

One of Jay Z’s oldest right-hand-men is none other than Sauce Money. Another Marcy Projects representative, Sauce notably passed on Roc-A-Fella Records offers (possibly/inadvertently giving Memphis Bleek the rock) in

50 Cent to Diddy: “Ma$e Ain’t Worth $2MM with $2MM in His Pocket” (Video)

Part 2 of 50 Cent’s extended interview with Funkmaster Flex is even more revealing than part 1. 50 touches on several controversial topics, including commentating on the Jay Z/Drake beef,

Nas interview with Big Boy of Power 106 (Video)

UPDATE: Since Nas’ interview with Big Boy below, some strong allegations have (re)surfaced that Jay Electronica and Stic Man from Dead Prez did some ghostwriting on Nas’ untitled album. The