10 best ghostwritten rap songs of all time

Photo Credit: Meek Mill's Instagram (@meekmill)
Photo credit: Meek Mill’s Instagram (@meekmill)

Meek Mill’s losing battle began with his claim that Drake used a ghostwriter on his verse for the song, “R.I.C.O.” But while Drake was able to demolish Mill with the diss record, “Back to Back,” there wasn’t a need for Drake to feel ashamed for hiring a ghostwriter. In fact, some of the top rap artists have hired someone to pen their biggest hits.

Here is rolling out‘s list of the 10 best ghostwritten rap songs of all time.


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Kanye West

“Jesus Walks”


Ghostwriter (Co-written): Rhymefest

Best line: “I ain’t here to argue about his facial features, or here to convert atheists into believers, I’m just trying to say the way school need teachers, the way Kathie Lee needed Regis that’s the way I need Jesus.”

Photo via YouTube / Girod Washington
Photo via YouTube / Girod Washington

Eazy E

“Boyz N the Hood”

Ghostwriter: Ice Cube

Best line: “As they busted a U [turn], they got pulled over, an undercover cop in a dark green Nova, Kat got beaten for resisting arrest, he socked the pig in the head for ripping his Guess, Now G is caught for doing the crime, Fourth offense on the boy, he’ll do some time.”

Photo via Youtube/Sages Po
Photo via Youtube/Sages Po

Dr. Dre

“Still D.R.E.”

Ghostwriter: Jay-Z

Best line: “And even when I was close to defeat, I rose to my feet, My life’s like a soundtrack, I wrote to the beat.”

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Photo via YouTube/I Love The ’90s

Diddy

“I’ll Be Missing You”

Ghostwriter: Sauce Money

Best line: “Words can’t express what you mean to me, even though you’re gone, we still a team, Through your family, I’ll fulfill your dream, that’s right, in the future, can’t wait to see, if you open up the gates for me.”

Photo via YouTube/Technokiddy1
Photo via YouTube/Technokiddy1

Dr. Dre

“Forgot About Dre”

Ghostwriter: Eminem

Best line: “Hated on by most these [expletive] with no cheese, no deals and no G’s, no wheels and no keys, no boats, no snowmobiles, and no skis, Mad at me cause I can finally afford to provide my family with groceries.”

Photo via YouTube/FLboy
Photo via YouTube/FLboy

Diddy

“Everything I Love”

Ghostwriter: Nas

Best line: “The eye blacker, over handed face the palm smacker, good scrapper, cat stacker, good wood packer, Tear up the Dom P wrappers faster.”

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Dr. Dre

“The Message”

Ghostwriter: Jay Z

Best line: “Met up with homies from the street, and got deep up there, If you only knew the way I felt before they ruined the crew, I thought I learned from Eazy, now I’m goin through it with you.”

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Will Smith

“Jiggy Wit It”

Ghostwriter: Nas

Best line: “Mad cause I got floor seats at the Lakers, see me 50 yard line with the Raiders, Met Ali he told me I’m the greatest.”

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Dr. Dre

“I Need a Doctor”

Ghostwriter: Eminem

Best line: “You can kiss my indecisive a– crack, maggots and the crackers’ a–, little cracker jack beat, mackin wack math, backwards producers, I’m back b—-rds.”

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Sugar Hill Gang

“Rapper’s Delight”

Ghostwriter (the lyrics were actually stolen): Grandmaster Caz

Best line: “I dress to a T, ya see I got more clothes than Muhammad Ali and I dress so viciously, I got bodyguards, I got two big cars that definitely ain’t the whack, I got a Lincoln Continental and a sunroof Cadillac.”

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