Poison Pen: When Ghostwriters Strike

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  • 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
  • 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

Kanye West and D-Dot

Kanye's been at the center of "ghost producing and writing" credits a few times before — but in this case he was the one who supposedly wasn't getting credit. Kanye was a protégé of Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie and Yeezy hinted he ghost-produced for his mentor on his 2004 song "Last Call," explaining, "I was messin with D-Dot also. People ...started talking about the ghost production. But that's how I got in the game."

D-Dot wasn't feeling the implications, telling XXL in 2011, "He didn't do right by his O.G... I didn't rob him. All that ghost production s--t he started and had the world makin' 'em think that he did everything.”

(Photos from left: Christopher Polk/Getty Images For BET, Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

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