Earlier this week, one tweet and one blog post alleging that Nas had used ghostwritersspecifically, Jay Electronica and stic of Dead Prezon his 2007 album Untitled. The tweet, by Jay-Z biographer dream hampton, came first; after that, former Hot 97 art director Frank William Miller Jr. (a.k.a. FWMJ) detailed a 2007 phone conversation in which Jay Electronica informed him that he was indeed writing for Nas' controversial Untitled album.
Hardcore rap fans expressed disbelief, weeping, and fury, aiming hundreds of pitchforks at FWMJ's twitter account. How could one of rap's great lyricists relegate himself to using a ghostwriterthe performance-enhancing drug of hip-hop? This is a cardinal sin!
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