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Royce Da 5’9 has long established himself as one of Hip-Hop’s best lyricists, and his behind the scenes pen services has also been used. In a chat with DJ Vlad, the Detroit rhymer spoke on the practice of ghostwriting, and weight in on Drake using writers and much more.

As one-quarter of the Slaughterhouse crew, Nickel Nine has sparred with some of Hip-Hop’s best writers on a consistent basis. In speaking with DJ Vlad, he revealed that writing a verse for Puff Daddy for the mogul’s Press Play album helped him become a better artist. He also shared that he wrote Dr. Dre’s verses for the track “The Message” from the 2001 album when he was just 19 years old.

Weighing in on the Drake and Meek Mill controversy, Royce was kind to the Canadian superstar in respecting his talent and saying that perhaps he creates in a different fashion. However, Royce did question Drake’s position as a top lyricist considering the revelation of the reference track controversy that barely slowed his momentum.

Check out Royce Da 5’9’s chat with DJ Vlad in the clip below.

[h/t Complex]

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