Rick Ross Speaks On Ghostwriting

Written by Nigel D. / 11.22.15


Ghostwriting was a big topic this year with the feud between Drake and Meek Mill. Do you think that having someone write rhymes for you is necessarily at odds with being an authentic artist?

It depends on really the point you’re looking at. If you’re a battle rapper on the block, the emcee battle challenger, not writing your rhymes could really hurt you. When you’re an artist where maybe the focus is really the talent and the different things you bring to the game, I believe it’s more understandable. Someone who may have another vision or just ideas that are priceless versus someone who’s like, “I’m basing my entire career off the words I’m finna tell you right now over this 30-second period.” I’m not speaking to anybody in particular, but let’s say for instance if you was DMX and had a ghostwriter, it’d maybe change the [perception] versus if you was will.i.am. I think that’s more about the music, the records.
Full Interview: Time

What are your thoughts on ghostwriters? Is it ok for some rappers to have them?

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Audio: Noah “40” Shebib Speaks On People Calling Drake’s Music Soft

Written by Nigel D. / 11.12.15

We had an exclusive interview with producer Noah “40” Shebib at his Toronto studio, talking about how he and Drake forged one of the most successful partnerships in the history of rap. Listen to the second part.

40 speaks on making the transition to more than just an engineer for Drake, Boi1da, people saying Drake’s music is soft, creating albums, Drake’s collabs with Jay Z and more.

Audio: Noah “40” Shebib Speaks On His Career And Working With Drake

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Audio: Eminem Calls Into Shade 45 To Speak To Redman

Written by Nigel D. / 11.10.15

Eminem called into Shade45’s All Out Show to speak with Redman. Eminem calls Redman one of his favorites of all time.

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Audio: Noah “40” Shebib Speaks On His Career And Working With Drake

Written by Nigel D. / 11.06.15

40 speaks on how he got into music, the first song he produced and how he started working with Drake. 40 is Drake’s go-to producer and plays a big factor in Drake’s success.

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Audio: Bobby Shmurda Speaks On His Bail Situation With Hot 97’s Ebro

Written by Nigel D. / 10.23.15

Bobby Shmurda speaks on his bail situation with Hot 97.

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Bryson Tiller Speaks On Passing On A Deal With Drake’s OVO

Written by Nigel D. / 10.12.15

Episode 18 of Red Light Special features rising R&B star Bryson Tiller, who’s new mixtape T R A P S O U L has fans everywhere buzzing. Young Tiller opens up about his recording process, almost signing with Drake, being influenced by Omarion and Soulja Boy; plus his fascination with video games.

Bryson Tiller spoke with Rob Markman of the Red Light Special Podcast about “TRAPSOUL” his career and passing on an OVO Deal()22:54.

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Nicki Minaj Calls Out A New York Times Writer For Asking If She Thrives On Drama

Written by Nigel D. / 10.07.15

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This was not the game Minaj was here to play — interviews in the social-media era are about being adored, not interrogated. It was getting dark outside when I asked about Drake, Meek, Wayne and Williams. Minaj hadn’t turned on lights, so she was in shadow. ‘‘They’re men, grown-ass men,’’ she said. ‘‘It’s between them.’’ How does it make you feel, I ask? ‘‘I hate it,’’ she said. ‘‘It doesn’t make me feel good. You don’t ever want to choose sides between people you love. It’s ridiculous. I just want it to be over.’’

‘‘Is there a part of you that thrives on drama, or is it no, just pain and unpleasantness—’’

The room went quiet, but only for an instant.

‘‘That’s disrespectful,’’ Minaj said, drawing herself up in the chair. ‘‘Why would a grown-ass woman thrive off drama?’’

Full Article: New York Times

Check out Nicki Minaj’s feature in the New York Times called “The Passion of Nicki Minaj.” Clearly she got irritated when the interviewer started asking about, Meek Mill, Drake, Lil Wayne and Birdman. I feel her reaction was justified.

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