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Rick Ross Speaks on His Upcoming 'Ghostwriter' Record

By Sermon

One of the most interesting looking songs on Rick Ross' upcoming Black Market album is 'Ghostwriter.' Since it comes after the whole Drake ghost-writing situation, many suspected this could be some sort of subliminal toward Drizzy. But that's not actually what's going on.

In a feature with TIME Magazine, Ross broke down why he wanted to do a song about his days as a ghost-writer and makes the claim that he's the biggest in hip-hop.

"It most definitely made it a more personal record, it made it a more—I don’t want to use the word serious, but more a topic-driven record. I had a lot of time to just sit by myself, so I had a lot more things I wanted to address. That’s what I did on this LP. I spoke on different things. One of them goes by the name of ‘Ghostwriter.’ I finally wrote a record telling the way it feels for me to be a ghostwriter, and not only a ghostwriter, but one of the biggest in the rap game. Because of my own personal success I’ve always been able to keep that in the shadows. On this record, I just felt it was so current. It was needed."
He also discussed the dark cloud over rappers who use ghost-writers and when it's acceptable in his eyes to use one.

"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."
Black Market will be out on December 4.

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