What do rappers mean by “Ghostwriter”? What is a “Ghostwriter”? What is “Ghostwriting”?
The slang term “Ghostwriter” (also spelled Ghost writer) is a noun and “Ghostwriting” is a verb. Both are used in Hip-Hop/rap music and culture, the music industry, and by rappers to reference a secret writer on a song or album.
A Ghostwriter is someone who writes lyrics for a rapper and is paid to be uncredited.
Ghostwriting is writing lyrics without receiving credit.
The term “Ghostwriter” and/or “Ghostwriting” has been used by Jay-Z, Mac Miller, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, Lil Uzi Vert, Young M.A, Remy Ma, Quavo, Rakim, The Game, and many more rappers.
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