The Secret Ghostwriters of Hip Hop

These astonishing revelations reveal something invisible

The topic is we’ll discuss today is universally sensational. It’s everything about when we think of music and melodies in a written format. Many old songs weren’t the works of those who sang it but had an enthusiastic rhythm writer dotting its verses. These astonishing revelations reveal something invisible. Those unsung heroes never wanted to show their face to the world but let people enjoy listening to their words uttered by someone else.


Incontestably, Dr. Dre could is known as the pioneer of rap ghostwriting. He was the one that inspired other hip hop ghostwriters living in the streets of Bronx. Sadly, practicing ghostwriting is one of the biggest taboos in the present-day music market. In the same way, Snoop is a big name of the historic rapping ghostwriting industry. He is known for writing “G Thang.” Eminem is probably today’s modern “more streamlined” version. We all know that Marshall Bruce Mathers III got Eminem’s alias by following his Dr. Dre. He is one of the biggest “rising” rapping legends. Mr. Andre Romelle (Dr.Dre) began his music career as a gangsta rap group WCWC (World Class Wreckin’ Cru) team member.


Who knew that an Afro-American would stir the music industry with a full-blooded music genre? Afterward, Dr. Dre found fame by joining another rap group, NWA, alongside Eazy-E, Ice Cube, MC Ren, and DJ Yella. His first solo song was “Deep Cover” in collaboration with his fellow West Coast rapper Snoop Dogg.


Rap ghostwriting includes several music genres. But the most popular ones include hip-hop, RB, and soul. Singing is a legitimate career in the West, but writers who write songs are seen as imposters, trying to steal the persona of their clients (singers). Chuck D from Public Enemy holds a special place in the hearts of Afro-Americans who love music and hip-hop culture. He termed rapping as the “CNN for black people.” It was the rhythms of “underprivileged” yet passionate black people of New York’s South Bronx neighborhood of the 1970s. Who knew that hip-hop singing and rapping would become the sidekicks? It was probably the best way to revolt against racists and white-skinned autocrats.

USA’s rich history of rap artists and rapping ghostwriters is overwhelming. Underground UK rapper Jehst told journalists that you could not expect every sing from their heart. Further, asserting that singing is not a personal trait or someone’s life story but a way to vibe with others. The term MC (or emcee) was one of the most significant traits of ambitious rappers and composers of the past. It was one of the most honorable designations in hip-hop culture and the rap music industry.


MC was quite famous in the Bronx in the early days. It was like singing in a closed room legalized by prominent songsmiths and tycoons of the music industry. Curtis Brown was famous for his stage name of Grandmaster Caz (or Casanova Fly). He was probably one of the best players who fought in the MC battles.


Telling the ancient story of hip-hop ghostwriting is fascinating yet awe-inspiring for people who want to do something life. The rap group Mighty Force grew in popularity back in the days. Grandmaster Caz and his friend Big Bank Hank (Henry Jackson) had to borrow money from their parents. Rapper’s Delight was the genre’s first official bestseller. It brought hip-hop to the forefront of the music industry. Below are a few famous lines that would certainly ring a bell for baby boomers and millennials:


“Check it out; I’m the C-A-S-A, the N-O-V-A / And the rest is F-L-Y / You see I go by the code of the doctor of the mix / And these reasons I’ll tell you why / You know, I’m six foot one, and I’m loads of fun.”



Christopher “Biggie Smalls” Wallace is also one of the best stories that resound in the ghettos and Bronx neighborhood. He is also known by his stage name “Notorious Big.” He grew up in Brooklyn, NY. He was a drug addict who sold drugs at the age of twelve. Thankfully, hip-hop changed his life.