…But a rapper with a ghost writer, what the f**k happened?” – Kendrick Lamar, King Kunta, 2015.

Popular artists having someone else ghost write or produce music for them is not a new concept. In fact, tons of popular artists go this route. Sometimes, for creative collaboration, and sometimes because you need a hit. Whether there’s shame in that or not depends on who you ask.

However, things seem to be a little hairy when it comes to rappers. Seeing that a majority of their work comes from the lyrics they are able to produce, producing lackluster music is not a way to stay relevant.

In simpler terms, you need bars to stick around in today’s hip-hop world. It’s too much talent that doesn’t need any help at all. Drake probably hasn’t gotten the memo.

After “Views” debuted to mixed reviews, it seemed that Drizzy had already lost his footing. It would be hard for anyone to live up to the hype Drake was facing. After all, he was coming off a highly successful mixtape, “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late,” and had been credited with utterly destroying Meek Mill.

It took one tweet for Drake to go on the offensive. With “Charged Up,” and then “Back to Back,” it seemed as if Drake was untouchable. But it’s important to see notice what Meek said about Drake. Accusations of Drake not writing his own lyrics, with an emoji for good measure.

Kid Cudi had similar things to say last month, accusing both Drake and Kanye of not writing their own music.

Drake recently announced a new project in the form of a playlist titled “More Life,” which he saying will feature other artists from OVO. Drake was also gracious enough to leave us with a few new tracks, one has lyrics aimed directly at Kid Cudi, who checked himself to rehab for depression and suicidal urges.

You were the man on the moon, now you go through your phases. Life of the angry and famous.

The song, “Two Birds One stone,” feature the lyrics being considered a direct shot at Cudi, whose first album was titled “Man On The Moon,” leaving more than a few fans upset with Drake’s choice of words.

Ghost writers or not, Drake took an obvious low blow to Kid Cudi. While Kanye has since spoke on Cudi and called him “the most influential artist of the past 10 years,” there has been no comments from Drake.

We wish Kid Cudi the very best in his recovery, and will update the situation as it progresses. Comment your thoughts below on the apparent “beef.”

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Hey there! I'm Amir, Editor-In-Chief and co-founder of Wavelength Weekly. I'm a senior majoring in Journalism at the University of North Texas. I'm a journalist and photographer, with a penchant for finding sweet deals on jeans.

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