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Hip-hop hates ghostwriters, but it's well-known that a few people get a pass. Diddy is one of those people who has cashed so many checks for so many people (not to mention helped produce countless hits) that his lyrical aptitude has never truly been called into question; like Dr. Dre, everyone knows other rappers ghostwrite Diddy's lines, they're just interested in who does which. This morning, Diddy went on Power 105 in New York to discuss, among other things, his spat with Drake which had initially seemed to be over the beat to Drizzy's "0 To 100," which Diddy claimed Drake stole. This morning, Diddy further clarified that he had reached out to Drake in order to have the Canadian MC ghostwrite the song for him, which led to the drama (and a reported fight in a Miami nightclub). While Drake didn't ghostwrite the song for Puff (though did he write it himself?), here are 22 rappers—including Drake—who have actually ghostwritten for the Bad Boy kingpin in the past.

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50 Cent

Song: Songs from Forever, according to Shyne



Songs: "Nasty Girl," "It Has Been Said," "Testimonial," "Tell Me," "Thought You Said," "Everything I Love" and "We Gon' Make It"


Black Rob

Song: "Partners For Life"

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Song: "Yesterday"

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Song: Songs from Press Play

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The Game

Song:"We Gon' Make It"


Don Morock (of The Hoodfellaz)

Song: "Bad Boy For Life"

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J. Cole

Song: "Coming Home"

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Song: "Victory" and "Senorita"

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Jay Z

Song: "Friend" and "Fake Thugs Dedication"


Jody Breeze

Song: "Wanna Move," "Through The Pain (She Told Me)" and "After Love"

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Teen Choice Awards 2015 - Show


Song: "Diddy Rock"

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Song: "I Need A Girl (Part One)"

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The Notorious B.I.G.

Song: "All About the Benjamins"

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Pharoahe Monch

Songs: "The Future" and "Hold Up"

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Baby Phat Spring 2006 - Arrivals

Red Cafe

Song: “Pass the Courvoisier, Pt. 2”

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Rick Ross

Songs: "Partners For Life," "Looking For Love" and "Your Love"

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Royce Da 5'9"

Song: "Tell Me"

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Sauce Money

Song: "I'll Be Missing You"



Songs: He'll never tell



Song: "Shake Ya Tailfeather"

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Song: "Wanna Move"