(AllHipHop News) Jay Z, Cam’ron, Rick Ross and others have expressed in their own music that they have written bars for other artists. But rarely will a “ghostwriter” actually reveal the material they composed on someone else’s song.
Consequence is another well known hired pen. The Queens emcee was questioned about his co-writing experience during an appearance on The Cruz Show.
J Cruz asked Con if he would discuss particular verses he wrote that were spit by another person. However, the G.O.O.D. Music affiliate chose not to dive too deeply into that subject.
“That’s a little taboo. Just because of the fact I want to do more of it. That check is really good,” replied Consequence. “It’s like outing somebody a little bit. There’s a level of professionalism that I try to keep.”
There have been incidents were a rapper disclosed their alleged “ghostwriting” work. Cam’ron claimed he wrote the Lil Cease rhymes on Lil Kim’s “Crush On You” and California’s Skeme asserted he was the writer behind Iggy Azalea’s smash hit “Fancy.”
At one time, Consequence even declared he was an uncredited writer for Kanye West’s “Champion” and other tunes from the Grammy-winning performer.
The 39-year-old former Love & Hip Hop star did reveal he helped create the chorus to Jay Z’s “Encore” off The Black Album. However, he is not a fan of co-writers exposing their clients.
“It’s a little venomous to out somebody. Especially if you were paid and compensated, and you did get your credit and publishing. That’s it. It’s a closed deal,” added Con.