Drake to Meek Mill: ‘I’m flattered’ you think I don’t write my own raps

26 Jul 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

11 songs written by other famous artists.

Hip hop star Drake has hit back at charges he relies on ghostwriters for his songs, releasing a new track dissing his accuser, which quickly went viral online.’Charged Up’ was premiered on Drake’s Beats 1 show and sees the rapper address a controversial week which saw Mill claim that Drake uses a ghostwriter and radio DJ’s leaking demo tracks of his material with another rapper’s voice on. Fellow rapper Meek Mill recently took to Twitter to accuse Drake of not writing his own songs and suggested that the Toronto-born artist retaliated for his knowledge of the secret by not promoting Mill’s work.

Artists performing songs written by other people is not something new, but the spotlight recently cast on the longtime profession has many debating which method is most preferred in the industry. Earlier this week, Meek Mill claimed that the Toronto native “don’t write his own raps”, adding that he wouldn’t have included him on his new album if he had known prior. Drake — whose latest mix tape topped the US album chart and who recently headlined major festivals including Coachella — broke his silence late on Saturday to respond in verse with a diss song entitled Charged Up. “I seen it all coming… ‘cause it ain’t like I need the money I make off a feature,” Drake said, presumably explaining why he did not promote Mill’s album. Referring to recent police killings of African Americans that have provoked outrage, Drake raps, “Cops are killing people with their arms up/And your main focus is trying to harm us?” Drake referred to his Apple collaboration in Charged Up as a way to tell Mill that he has been successful. While Drake has kept quiet on the topic, Atlanta artist Quentin Miller, who’s previously collaborated with Drake and has been accused of writing his rhymes, said he is “not and never will be a ‘ghostwriter’ for Drake.” Meek has since offered an olive branch in the form of a “special apology” when he was on stage with his leading lady, Nicki Minaj.

Drake’s long time producer Noah ’40’ Shebib also moved to defend Drake after Meek Mill and Funkmaster Flex’s allegations and posted a series of tweets about their songwriting process.

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