Does Drake Write His Own Raps? Ghostwriter Rumors Heat Up

Hip-hop: where authenticity matters above all. The genre’s resident #realtalk romeo, Drake, has been accused of utilizing ghostwriters for his hyper articulate verses.

The rumors surfaced when Meek Mill went in hard on a number of topics, Drake’s fakeness among them, via Twitter late Tuesday.

Meek goes on to identify Atlanta rapper Quentin Miller as Drake’s ghostwriter — a claim that checks out when one consults the song credits on Drake’s albums, as Complex has done. (There are other co-writers/ghost writers credited as well, some of whom Drake has shouted-out publicly in the past; those are detailed here, again by Complex.)

Now Hot 97 host Funkmaster Flex has gotten his hands on a reference track Miller recorded for Drake’s “10 Bands,” and leaked it on his show last night.

“I got this from someone in Drake’s camp,” Flex said, adding that the source said Miller is on retainer for $5,000/month. “They reached out. They saw me keeping it 100 on [Instagram].”

“If Drake does write everything,” Flex added in his segment, “everyone owes him an apology. If he doesn’t, I go on the record as [saying] he’s a fraud.”