Drake's Been Catching A Lot Of Flack For His Writing, Or Lack Thereof

Drake's Been Catching A Lot Of Flack For His Writing, Or Lack Thereof

Royce Da 5'9 and Mo-G have both recently commented on Drizzy's creative process.

Published March 22nd

Drake’s had a pretty good but relatively silent 2016 so far. We’ve been getting hints of Views From The 6’s possible release but nothing is concrete yet.

This week however has been a little tougher for the Toronto native as two people have come out in different capacities and slammed the 6 God for using a ghostwriter. First, Toronto rapper and supposed collaborator Mo-G called out Drake for not giving him either credit nor payment for released music he claims he helped create.

In a newly released video Mo, who Drake shouted out on “Summer Sixteen”, called Drizzy and his OVO Crew a bunch of “b**ch a** ni**as” and went into detail about why he was mad, “Are y’all tellin’ me that Drake is the Milli Vanilli of rap in the motherf**ker?!” he said angrily in the nearly seven-minute video. “There’s a big thing, ‘Oh he doesn’t use ghostwriters, he credits them all…’ who gives a f**k? Who gives a f**k, we heard another n***a singin’ the rhymes that you eventually recorded.”

Mo-G also took aim at Drake’s manager Oliver El-Khatib claiming he “stirred the pot” of drama between the two camps.

This came before another, yet smaller jab at Drake about his ghostwriting. Royce Da 5’9 during a recent interview with Vlad TV says no rapper including Drake can be one of the best lyricists if they use a ghostwriter.

"The rules do have to change a little bit when you're ranking these artists, where they stand as best lyricists... To me a lyricist is a writer," he explained. "You automatically can't be a lyricist if you're not writing everything." When asked whether Drake then had to be taken out of the best lyricists category because he’s known to use a ghostwriter, the Detroit native replied, "It has to. It's only fair."

Sounds like no passes are being handed out to Drake. But what do you think? Does having a ghostwriter take you out of the best lyricist discussion? Also, do you think Drizzy owes something to Mo-G? We know he’s no random guy coming out of the woodworks.

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Written by Paul Meara

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