As Twista returns with a new mixtape, Reloaded, the emcee with the renowned rapid flow is also prepping a new album, Dark Horse. While promoting these projects, Twista also recently spoke on ghostwriting, saying he doesn’t believe Nas hired ghostwriters and alleging that LL Cool J wrote for MC Lyte and Big Daddy Kane wrote for Biz Markie in the past.
“Really, Dark Horse represents the person you least expect to win to come out on top,” he explained on MsDramaTV. “Like, the girl who won in the Olympics, the Gabby girl [Gabby Douglas], that was a dark horse, someone you wouldn’t expect to win. I just feel like with me doing my thing and being so laid back sometimes, people don’t expect to see me go so hard when it’s time to deliver the music. That’s what Dark Horse represents.”
When the conversation turned to ghostwriting, Twista explained his take on the situation.
“Hip Hop started with artists who didn’t write their lyrics,” he said. “If you study back and look at the first Rap songs that came out, some of the rappers didn’t write lyrics some of their songs. I know there are songs, like LL [Cool J] helped MC Lyte write certain songs, or this person helped this person. Always in Hip Hop that’s has been going on. Biz Markie has songs from Big Daddy Kane so that’s always been going on in Hip Hop.”
Later, he also said he didn’t believe Nas had ghostwriters, as some have alleged.
“I don’t believe that Nas didn’t write some of that album. But with Nas’ lyrical ability, why would you even care if he got someone to write him a song?”
The interview can be seen below: