2. Dream Hampton Accuses Nas of Using Ghostwriters
Date: August 12
Tweet: "I think Jay writes what he believes. Nas' 'Nigger' album was largely written by Stic of dead prez and Jay Electronica."
Every art, no matter the medium, is a collaborative endeavor. However, when it comes to Rap, it is assumed that the artist works alone in mining his or her mind for clever verses. There have been many rappers throughout the years who have either admitted or been accused of having people write their verses. Nas was never one of them. That is until legendary journalist Dream Hampton let loose a grenade in the form of a tweet that said Nas' "Untitled" album was largely the work of stic.man and Jay Electronica. The tweet set off a maelstrom of controversy in the music journalism world with everyone taking a side. Both Jay Electronica and stic.man came out and said they did not have a hand in writing rhymes for Nas. Which side did we fall on? Read this to find out.