Black Thought Says You Can't Be in the Top 5 If You Use a Ghostwriter

“I think you can’t be top five if you don’t write what you’re saying.”

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The Roots co-founder Black Thought, hot off the release of his joint effort with 9th Wonder and the Soul Council, gave an interview to Hot 97 where he went on to express his feelings on ghostwriters. In the video above, the lyrically-dominate rapper weighed in, saying: “I don’t take issue with it because I’m tryin’ to write for more people, I think if that’s what you do then, you know, it’s all good.”

The Thought then added, “I think you can’t be top five if you don’t write what you’re saying.” Although he admits to rapping choruses written by writing partners, he assures he’s never spat a verse written by someone else — referring, of course, to the fact that his recent project features no hooks and all bars.

He also stated that he’s open to guest writing verses.

Check the footage above and share your thoughts below.

In related news, Drake reportedly wrote the hook on Kanye’s ye track, “Yikes.”

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