Kool G Rap Will Never Include Rappers That Use Ghostwriters In His Top 5
The legend shares his thoughts on Hip Hop's the cardinal sin: the use of ghostwriters.
New York, NY – Young artists and the fans may be more tolerant of ghostwriting in Hip Hop, but it is still seen as a capital sin by the OGs of the game. During an appearance on Shade 45's influence in the Morning, the legendary Kool G Rap, stated that no rapper who uses ghostwriters could be in the discussion of Hip Hop's best MCs.
"You can't have ghostwriters and claim to be top five or top 10," Kool G Rap said. "You claim nothing of that. You are completely out of the game 'cause you are not creating their own material. The upper part of five years, the top 10, the top of anything is reserved for the cats who put in 100% of the work: the writing, the thinking of the punchlines, playing with words, being a true wordsmith. That credit goes to the guys that put in the work for that, there is no one that gets done for them."
Kool G Rap, who wrote rhymes for Roxanne Shante and Salt-N-Pepa, also explained why he can't promote a rapper that needs the help of a ghostwriter. The Kool Genius of Rap said that it has a high standard of defending.
"I only deal with the guys that the gun theyself," he said. "I don't really support the artists that get ghostwriters and all that. I have a track record of working with Nas Nas before you leave, Papoose before Pap left. That G Rap's track record. These are the artists that I was working on before I really got into the game, that where I am standing, with the creators."
Kool G Rap appeared on Sway's show to promote his upcoming album Return of the Gift, which is scheduled to drop on June 2. The LP will feature the presentations of fellow veterans like Raekwon, Freeway and Cormega, along with the new artists, including Shadow of the recent Records of the signers of Conway of the Machine and to the West of the city of Gunn.
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