By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
While Drake and Meek Mill continue to go back and forth as a result of Meek accusing Drake of not writing his own raps, living legends are giving their opinions on the subject and what they deem makes an artist a true emcee.
Ice Cube tells MTV:
“Ghostwriting is a part of music. It’s been a part of music since music has been able to be recorded and probably before that.
“As far as a purist in Hip Hop? I’m not a fan of it. I respect rappers more when they write their own lyrics. But as far as making a song, anybody can put a song together. It don’t matter how it comes together. All that matters is what’s coming out the speaker. So, as far as making music and making records, it don’t matter who writes it. As far as emceeing and being a rapper, you should write your own stuff.”
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