Originally Posted by BOSS NAGA
Originally Posted by ShimmyHendrix
You just said it. "WE" are having the conversation. The Rappers and others that are actually in the game are not outraged right now. Not one rapper interviewed about it even batted an eyelash at it lol. Not one relevant rapper is behind meek on this one (save the conspiracy theories please
). Gunplay even said he's siding with Meek because he is his labelmate, but disagreed with Meek going at the writer thing.
Just because average joes are under the fantasy that their favorite songs are 100% pen and pad 100% of the time, doesnt make it true.
There are things called industry practices, that are common to any industry. These are things that are well known to people inside,and is what helps deliver the product, but arent talked about to consumers of that industry because well....its none of their concern. And It takes the magic away from it. Its not a secret, but just on a Need-To-Know basis. Theres alot of other things that go on in the industry besides collaborating on tracks and references that people would be suprised about also. Sharing bars is not even a drop in the bucket.
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You contradicted yourself. If his peers are openly discussing this, then that means the conversation certainly extends beyond "we"... Does it not?
I could care less about meek vs Drake. I'm speaking specifically on Drake and his use of writers. In that very same interview Gunplay stated very clearly that HE doesn't do it. Again...if it were commonplace why is it such a widely debated topic right now? I just have you the same scenario using r&b. Don't you agree that if this were r&b it wouldn't be front page news because its widely known that writers are used in r&b?
Hell, dudes like ne-yo and the-dream were publicly hearalded as writers before they even launched their solo careers as artists.
What "hip-hop writers" do we know of right now that are heralded for their work on other artists' songs?
No contradiction. The rappers are talking about it because we (including bloggers) are asking in interviews. They arent coming out on their own and speaking on it. Either way, All of the answers are the same though. "Not a big deal", "So?", "I dont do it, but it happens".
To clarify, just because it is commonplace doesnt mean that "all" rappers do it. It doesnt have to be one extreme or another.
Drake writes, Future writes, 50 writes, Cass writes, Jay writes, TI writes, Ludacris writes, Eminem writes, the list goes on. If all these people are writing songs, verses, hooks, bars, etc you really think nobody is buying them?