Debating is a huge part of hip-hop. Time and time again we’ve witnessed the top 5 MCs conversation go down in the barbershop with each one more heated and intense than the last. For this reason alone, XXL decided to launch The Great Hip-Hop Debates.

Each week, XXL‘s EIC Vanessa Satten and Sirius XM’s Torae sit down with some of the top experts in the music industry to hash out some of rap’s age-old controversies. It’s a no-holds-barred, everything goes type of discussion with every panel featuring new guests and new topics. We’re shooting it real and giving it to you straight.

On this episode, Vanessa and Torae link up with RCA's SVP of A&R J Grand, Dave East's manager Wayno, Atlantic Records' marketing VP Marsha St. Hubert and famed hip-hop journalist Kim Osorio. The group sits down to speak on the topic of ghostwriting. It's a conversation that's way past due as we've seen ghostwriting take the forefront for hip-hop's most prominent beef of the present, Meek Mill vs. Drake. Not to mention, there's been a host of ghostwriting accusations throughout the history of hip-hop. Watch above and check out what the squad had to say about it all.

This is the fourth episode of XXL’s debate podcast, “The Great Hip-Hop Debates.” Check out the video above or listen to it on iTunes here. Also peep episode one through three below.