Some of Your Favorite Songs Had a Ghostwriter
Diddy’s “I’ll Be Missing You”
Sauce Money for Diddy
Even on his most heartfelt song, Diddy didn’t write the verse. Hey, delegation and specialization of labor are necessary for successful businesses. Diddy knows all about opportunity cost, and it’s just not worth his time to write when he’s so busy running businesses, acting, and scouting for talent. With that said, R.I.P. to Biggie always.
Drake’s “10 Bands”
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This is the song that started it all. Meek tweeted that Drake didn’t write his song “10 Bands,” but that Quentin Miller penned it all. This controversial tweet lead all the way to Drake’s hit diss track “Back to Back.”
Memphis Bleek’s Verse on Jay-Z’s “Coming of Age”
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Bleek was one of the first rappers signed to Jay-Z’s Roc-a-Fella Records. In a 2014 interview with VladTV, Bleek admitted that Jay wrote the verse that would be the young rapper’s first verse on wax.