Hip-Hop Rumors: Will Foxy’s Real Ghost Writer Please Stand Up?

This one GOT ME. All these years, I (and I think the rest of the rap world) thought Jay-Z wrote Foxy’s verse on “Ain’t No N***a.” But, that simply ain’t the case. If you didn’t know Foxy had utilized some writing help, then this is going to be devastating to you.

Well, do you know who this man is?

Anyway, that’s Smooth Da Hustler, a 90’s legend. He’s not as well known but he has some hood hits. Anyway, he’s now taking credit for ghostwriting those bars for Fox Boogie. Peep the vid:

Here is Smooth’s no. 1 song “Broken Language” all the way from 1995. This song has been remade on a couple of occasions from the likes of Joe Budden and others.

“They keep us talking, but if we stop talking about them then they should worry!” -illseed.

Illseed, Out.


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  • hoeyuno

    Smoothes Been in my top 5 before..”once upon a time in America” top 5 mid 90s record easil…shouts to Smoothe da hustla, trigga the gambler!!

    • johnblacksad

      My crew can’t go for that… can’t go for that… noooooo oh ah ha…

      Smooth got that eponym flow!

      >>>>waits to see how many ninjaz gon look up “eponym”… just half/kiddin… each one teach one! Peace

      • Inmadopuroz

        Trig a the gambler was my shit smoove too…sucking dudes off was my thing tho

      • hoeyuno

        That ish was off the nutty professor soundtrack..then him and trigga were never heard of again..that “once upon…” album was sick beginning to end though..

      • I bought that record when it came out at Beatstreet records. One of my all time favs.

  • Brooklyn Stoop


    • Green Blood

      All day..everyfuckinday

  • soyhiphop

    Smoove was one of my favorite lyricist in the mid 90s very underrated but why kick a bitch when she’s already down?

    • fabbidavisjr

      Kurupt would shit on him and all them new york cats.

  • Inmadopuroz

    When I was young I pretended I was foxy when my uncle raped me

    • hoeyuno

      So you pretended to be a def bitch with a beer gut

      • Marvlouz


    • El moreno de Queens #Dominican

      follow me on disqus my nigga

    • Jared


  • hoeyuno

    man you been saying that for like 2 years now..imagine you had a dime for everytime you wrote penis..

  • El moreno de Queens #Dominican


    • Inmadopuroz

      I’m trolling my self baby gimmie c0ck. QUEENS!

  • The Legendary Troll

    i can see shit on this page thanks to that ad

  • Brindle

    Never woulda thought it, Smooth was pretty good back in the day, just never really blew up

  • smooth the huslter??? till the tape popped!!! shtt was dope!!!

  • digitallife

    Smooth and his brother were dope as probably the best two man tandem of brothers at freestyling. Much respect for the trip down memory lane. These new yougin’s don’t know nothing about this here…

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  • Jayson C Williams

    I have his LP signed! My uncle was a big Dj back than c-born use to spin at sob’s back back than. I was like 9 or 10, I begged my uncle for a smooth meet & greet or something. I’d listen to hot 97 until flex finished, so I was a big smooth fan I dubbed his singles straight off the radio.. One day my uncle comes to my house and left something for me, is what my mom told me. I run to the living room and it was his record signed an all! I was so amped. Lol memories. Real hiphop baby, all ya clowns can continue.

    • fabbidavisjr

      Cute story bro. Kurupt probably was her ghost writer.

  • Guest

    Didn’t Syhiem also claim to have had a huge influence on Foxy’s whole style? I used to be the biggest Foxy Brown fan until I realized that she is a fraud…..The ONLY time Foxy ever speaks to the media is when she is trying to take credit for furthering other rappers careers, when the truth is, it’s a business where every artist who collaborate have the same thing to gain which is money………. Fake fur line, Fake book deal, fake hair line deal, fake album release dates for the last 10 years, fake reports of suing the City of New York for 100 mill, fake ownership of “Papa Johns” in Brooklyn, fake cars she those white phantoms were rented, fake Iphone cases which she claims is made of diamonds when she know dam well she bought it from the Africans on Fulton street in Brooklyn, fake property that she claim to own in Brooklyn when clearly she still lives in her mothers house in Brooklyn, fake industry friends, she claim to be best friends with MYA and Naomi Cambell and Jay-Z, when clearly none of these celebs NEVER speak about her….JUST A BIG ASS FRUAD…I honestly doubt that she even lost her hearing because that would have changed her career in the biggest way, had she used the loss of her hearing as a way to change the whole rap game for both rappers and fans with disabilities.

  • NCcatsBALLhard

    I met Trig awhile back…Straight thoro ass down to earth OG….Says that spot in the Dead Presidents vid when they were playing Monopoly was Trigga Tha Gambler’s old gambling spot…
    RIP Joker aka Swindle

    • Gonja

      You talking about the pool hall?

  • Super_Hero

    who didn’t write for foxy? I remember her first album had a list of writers.

  • So that MTV video clip on youtube of Foxy talking about writing in D&D studios with Jay writing “Aint No Ni@@a” because when she heard his verse she wanted to murder him lyrically…..Foxy is such a phony….Truth be told she sounded like a dude because “dudes” were writing her rhymes, nothing wrong with it but tell the fans the truth.

    • $18916246

      Interesting, I was just reflecting on this topic today and it’s sad to see that woman in the HIP-HOP music industry still have a long way to go. Most female MC’s to date have had their lyrics penned/written by men as a condition of signing a major label deal. It’s largely the reason why female rappers are more common instead of female MC’s. Woman in the HIP-HOP recording industry are mostly objectified and dumbed down intentionally to bimbo sex objects. Historically many female recording artist are victims of abusive lovers who are often jealous of their talents, independence and bread winning achievements. Hence you can really consider Beyonce as extremely blessed to have her biological father manage her career until recently serving to protect her from the common politics, pitfalls, abusive boyfriends and drugs.

      Now add to this that she chose a music mogul as a boyfriend and now husband (BLESSED). When woman come along as they have since Beyonce’s ushering into R&B music they are too often neglected and mistreated before they could ever become successful i.e. Jazmine Sullivan a mega talent in recent time derailed in the industry as labels no longer participate in artist development add to this she writes a great deal of her own music a threat no doubt to many vultures in the music industry. A beautiful woman with an awesome singing voice one of a few lost in the shuffle. If anyone needs a team to succeed in the music industry it’s women as they are not respected as woman and then for their precious musical talent.

      It will take more than just a talented and gifted female singer to come and be mildly as successful as Beyonce has been in R&B and POP music. She will need an added blessing from GOD, protection from female objectifying snakes in the music industry.

      • Question. So even though Jay-z and others wrote for Foxy, much like the other females who had material written for them as well, why does it seem so impossible for these female rappers to hold their own once they hit a certain level of success? Which kind of supports the argument that female rappers in particular cannot hold their own weight at all……..I applaud the male rappers who introduced us to some of the best female rappers of our time, but they can only hold these women down for so long, after a certain amount of time they have to fend for themselves, which time after time shows that they cannot survive on their own. #justsaying

      • $18916246

        Good point, but these woman never were in control. Instead they are manufactured and from there on serve a purpose, a purpose they are contractually held to and obligated to meet. Grand opening, grand closing. They don’t retire, they expire. This word I refer to “objectify” Yes, many seen as mere sex objects both on and off stage. A trick..used up and thrown away. This is a pitfall that has to be recognized, anticipated and avoided from the very beginning.

      • Okay—I can take this as an answer, it make sense to me.

      • Shakir Basheer Best

        I also think when women right it doesn’t come off as street or hood enough just sexual. although we would like to here the sexual content we would like to hear the mc’n to it. not just emotionally,sexually, shopping charged music. I know the brat wasnt as gritty but she ghost written for male artist. that leaves me to question remy ma . she has ghost written credits for her male counterparts. very few can pull it off and be supported looking like women.

  • Restlesscali

    lol, this dude has the same laugh as Wiz Khalifia

  • I have had this burning question for years and still can’t find an answer……If a male rapper writes a song specifically for a female rapper to execute then does that make him suspect? Because all that eat my pu$$y, lick my a$$, and sucking d!ck talk, what straight man is sitting in a booth thinking like that? Which might even prove that Foxy Brown really calling Jay-Z a tranny chasing, homo on the low has some truth to it. #justsaying

    • Raheem Classick

      Which might even prove that Foxy Brown really calling Dior a tranny chasing, homo on the low has some truth to it. #justsaying, Yeah, You right, It might have some truth to it.

      • You must be one of her fans….lol…Trannies put in more work than your girl foxy ever will in the music business.

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