Ghostwriter? Kanye West Fans Might Not Want To Hear This

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Kanye West VMA Vanguard Expectance Speech

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This is a sad day in hip hop. After watching Drake quash rumors surrounding his ghostwriting fiasco, fans prayed that nobody else would have to go through the same pain again. Well, now, Kanye is being accused of not writing his raps from his former partner-in-crime, Rhymefest.

During his interview with The Daily Beast regarding his new documentary In My Father’s House, Rhymefest spoke on his working relationship with Kanye West and how he penned a bevy of records for his Chi-Town brethren.

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Rhymefest Keeps It 100

Rhymefest attends the — during the 20th Annual Nantucket Film Festival – Day 2 on June 25, 2015

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“I’ve written for all of Kanye’s albums with the exception of 808s & Heartbreak,” Rhymefest explained. “There are a lot of songs that my name isn’t even on.”

“I think sometimes people get to a point where they’re so busy—’I’m doing fashion, I’m doing this, I’m doing that’—that you lose focus with the foundation of what it is… we have so many things… we lose track of the fact that it wasn’t about the things. You shouldn’t be trying to keep the things, you should be trying to make new things,” he continued.

Honestly, this debacle shouldn’t come as a surprise to anybody. I’m an avid Kanye West fan. I vividly remember the day I purchased his debut album, College Dropout. I was so enraptured by his rawness and candid lyrics. I was 15-years-old when “Never Let Me Down” struck a cord with me. Instantly, Kanye became Superman. He was a hero who eluded his demise. I believed in him because he was able to crush his naysayers with hits. Now, I’m 26-years-old and I’m deeply entrenched in the music game. Sadly, I’ve learned that hip hop is just like the WWE. Nothing is real. We’ve been duped time and time again. Rhymefest hit the hammer on the nail when he said people lose focus. Kanye West has lost focus and you know what? That’s OK. I’m OK with Kanye electing to spend his free time to become a fashion savant. I can’t fault a man for switching up his dreams. I’m just mad that Kanye lied to the young me — the innocent me. That’s why it hurts so much.

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