10 Best Ghostwritten Rap Songs of All Time

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Hip-hop author and journalist Dream Hampton created a firestorm earlier this week after tweeting that Nas hired fellow rappers Jay Electronica and Stic Man to help him pen songs on his Untitled (N-word) album.

After a fan questioned Hampton on if Jay-Z would ever create a politically charged album similar to Nas’ Untitled, Hampton responded by saying “Jay-Z writes what he believes,” and she implied that Nas used ghostwriters.

Hip-hop blogs and other Twitter users were immediately shocked by Hampton’s claim. Some believed that it was almost blasphemous to suggest one of the greatest rappers in history didn’t write his own rhymes.

However, Jay Electronica and Stic Man both denied ever writing for Nas. But while ghostwriting in hip-hop is almost forbidden, some rappers make it known that they need assistance when it comes to penning the perfect rap.

Click continue to see rolling out‘s list of the 10 best ghostwritten rap songs of all time.

A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Shaw's latest book, Trap History, delves into the history and global dominance of Trap music. Follow his journey on TrapHistory.Com, Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

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