Drake has answered claims made throughout the summer that some of his lyrics are compiled by ghostwriters.
Fellow rapper Meek Mill originally made the allegations on Twitter, claiming that Drake used a ghostwriter for his guest verse within the star’s recent LP. The claims ended in the pair exchanging diss tracks and barbed jibes during several weeks.
New York DJ Funkmaster Flex also weighed in to the dispute, airing some “reference tracks” by other artists which are later employed in Drake songs. Speaking to The Fader in a very new interview, Drake defended himself by praoclaiming that “music generally is a collaborative process”.
“I need, sometimes, website visitors to spark a notion so that I can lose running,” Drake said. “Music at times could be a collaborative process, you realize? Who created this, who created that – personally, it’s like, I know that it requires me to carry out every single thing that I’ve done until this point. And I’m not ashamed.”
Drake originally answered the allegations by releasing two new songs – ‘Charged Up’ and ‘Back To Back’ – which, initially, went without reply from his detractors. The rapper told Fader which he was surprised that his accusers was missing a comeback.
“This can be a discussion about music, and no-one’s putting forth any music?” he stated. “You guys are gonna leave this for me personally to do? This is how you wish to play it? You guys didn’t think this through in any way – nobody?”
Drake continued in the latter song ‘Back To Back’: “This should literally get to be the song that folks want to hear each night, and it’s usually tough to exist throughout this summer when all of us want to hear [this] song that isn’t necessarily in favour.”