He Wrote That? Part II: More Surprising Songwriters Behind Some of Your Favorite Jams

June 21, 2012  |  
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“Drug Test” The Game & Snoop Dogg (2011)

J. Cole & Kendrick Lamar

One of hip-hop’s many rumors is the existence of ghost writers for today’s biggest artists. The Game can be questioned now that it was revealed that indie rap artist Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole were credited to a single that they didn’t rap on. The single, “Drug Test” from Game’s The R.E.D. Album (which had way too many cameos if you ask me), features Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and singer Sly. Lamar told MTV’s Sway last year that ghost writing is something that is known in the industry but is never talked about. “It’s a money agreement,” said Lamar. “Writer’s credit can mean anything- a melody or even an idea, it doesn’t have to be the writing though.” Anything for a check right?

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