Kanye West had a “Ghostwriter” for his First 3 Albums
It looks like Kanye West took a cue from Jay-Z by not writing down his lyrics for his first four albums.
It looks like the Throne and “a song with Coldplay” aren’t the only things Kanye West and Jay-Z have in common. Now, in an outtake from Ice-T’s directorial debut The Art of Rap, Yeezy says that he didn’t write down his lyrics for his first four album.
‘Ye said that he didn’t begind actually writing down his lyrics until he began recording his last solo album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. He went on to say that he noticed a major difference in the quality of his lyrics when he began writing them down, as evidenced by his 2010 single “Power.”
This comes on the heels of rapper Nas taking hits that he had ghostwriters. It turns out that Nasty Nas was just using “help” from Stic.Man of Dead Prez.
The real kicker here is, Rhymefest. Rhymefest is rumored to have written most of Kanye’s early material, and all the cards add up. He had a Bentley with no hit record. He was in the studio for EVERY Kanye album. (the first 3 any way)
You can say what you want about Kanye West, but from his “beat stealing” methods, see below video, and the fact that Rhymefest said it in early videos, it seems that Kanye is your false hip hop idol, not Nas.