Poison Pen: When Ghostwriters Strike

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  • Jay Electronica, Nas, stic.man, dead prez
  • Kanye West, Roscoe Dash, Wale
  • Twista, LL Cool J, MC Lyte
  • Prince
  • Diddy, The Notorious B.I.G., Jay Z, Sauce Money, Pete Rock
  • Large Professor, Eric B. & Rakim
  • Lauryn Hill
  • B.o.B.
  • Sugar Hill Gang
  • Dr. Dre, The D.O.C., Ice Cube, Eminem, Jay Z, Big Hutch, Warren G, Daz, Melman, Scott Storch
  • Rhymefest, Kanye West, Roscoe Dash
  • Keri Hilson, Beyonce
  • Milli Vanilli
  • Jay Z, Memphis Bleek
  • T.I., Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azealia
  • Kanye and D-Dot

Twista Calls Out...MC Lyte?

Responding to the Nas ghostwriting controversy in a 2012 interview with MsDramaTV, Twista sparked controversy with: "Hip hop started with artists who didn't write their lyrics," he said. "If you study back and look at the first rap songs that came out, some of the rappers didn't write lyrics for some of their songs. I know there are songs, like LL [Cool J] helped MC Lyte write certain songs, or this person helped this person. Always in hip hop that's been going on."

(Photos from left: Phil McCarten/PictureGroup, John Amis/PictureGroup, Larry Busacca/Getty Images For The Recording Academy)

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