Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill, Twitter’s Ethics Police

24 Jul 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Lupe Fiasco pens open letter about ghostwriting after Meek Mill accuses Drake of not writing his own raps.

Meek Mill recently accused Drake of not writing his own raps, and Lupe Fiasco responded to those claims in two Instagram captions where he advised rappers to “simply write your own rhymes as much as you can if you are able” — and where he admitted that “some of the most pivotal moments in rap have been ghostwritten verses.” “Ghostwriting, or borrowing lines, or taking suggestions from the room has always been in rap and will always be in rap,” Fiasco wrote. “It is nothing to go crazy over or be offended about unless you are someone who postures him or herself on the importance of authenticity and tries to portray that quality to your fans or the public at large.must have landed in some pretty hot water with after his Twitter rant against Drake, because the rapper took the opportunity to give his leading lady a “special apology” on stage last night. Then we might have a problem.” He went on to talk about how difficult rap is and how commercialization has affected the genre. “It redefined rap as just being a beat driven hook with some words in between and an entire generation has surrendered to chasing the format instead of chasing the art form,” he wrote.

That’s why he ain’t tweet my album because we found out!” He continued to slam the Degrassi alum, claiming that most in the business are in on Drake’s not-so-little secret, but are too afraid to come forward and say anything. Sales, live performances, realness etc but the one thing that is the most important is the raps themselves at least in the eyes of other serious rappers. But I know a lot of MC’s where rap is the first love and the first thing they think about when they wake up and the last thing they think about when they go to sleep. Rappers who pursue the art form with this level of intention may not become rich and famous off selling their raps to a wide audience but that has never been an accepted metric to begin with in terms of quality or level of skill. While mastering any format should be the pursuit of any self-respecting rapper including the commercial format it must be kept clear that it is just one of many formats and that you should strive to master all of them.

I remember being in Toronto at Goodfoot years ago and it was a stack of CD’s on the counter and the guy behind the counter was like “Lupe you gotta take this CD. It’s my mans mixtape.” I didn’t really pay it any mind I took it to the car and looked it over and just kind of set it aside focused on other things.

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