Kendrick Lamar On Drake “You Can’t Be Greatest Rapper And Use Ghostwriter”

Let’s be clear about one thing, Drake has in the past did full length interviews where he said he never used a ghostwriter and also said that he properly credit any writer who writes songs for him. Kendrick Lamar has never been shy to share his thoughts on issues in hip hop whether through his music or in interviews and in his recent sit down with Rolling Stone he opened up about the touchy topic of ghostwriters. Make great music. K-Dot has the top selling album of the year so far after DAMN debut at number one on the Billboard 200 chart with 605,000 copies sold in the first week. I cannot call myself the best rapper if I have a ghostwriter. “It depends on what arena you’re putting yourself in,” Kendrick Lamar said. “Not many can do it … wink-wink [laughs]. The “DAMN” rapper even said that there are a bunch of Drake songs that he likes. Again Drake comes to mind since the OVO rapper often make songs that sounds a little less rap and more mainstream. The interviewer specifically asked him about using ghostwriters and while he didn’t mention Drake by name, some fans are already concluding that he is talking about the Toronto emcee. “I called myself the best rapper. Still have them raps going crazy on that album and have a Number One record, wink-wink.”
This doesn’t mean that Kendrick Lamar is trying to ignite a beef with Drake, perhaps he was just being sincere in answering the questions. If you’re saying you’re a different type of artist and you don’t really care about the art form of being the best rapper, then so be it. Is this how Kendrick Lamar really feels about Drake alleged use of ghostwriters to pen some of his music. “It gets tricky because you can have that one big record, but you can still have that integrity at the same time,” the Compton rapper said. The project is still doing well on the chart sitting at number two after sixteen weeks on the chart. But the title, it won’t be there.”
K-Dot also touched on the topic of some rappers making pop songs to gain more commercial success.