Poison Pen: When Ghostwriters Strike

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  • 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
  • Jay Electronica, Nas, stic.man, dead prez
  • Kanye West, Roscoe Dash, Wale

Diddy Did It

Diddy makes no secret of the fact that he uses ghostwriters and ghost-producers: "Don't worry if I write rhymes, I write checks," he famously rhymed on "Bad Boy 4 Life." His heartfelt letter to B.I.G., "I'll Be Missing You" was actually written by former Jay Z associate Sauce Money. Meanwhile, Pete Rock has claimed that Diddy ripped off the beat for Biggie's "Juicy" from him.

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