Last month, the internet was in a frenzy when author Dream Hampton, and Frank Miller Jr. of Rappers I Know, made claims that Nas used ghostwriters on his 2008 album Untitled. Hampton alleged that Jay Electronica and stic.man of dead prez wrote most of Nas’ Untitled, while Miller Jr. claimed he only knew of one track that Jay Elec wrote for the LP.
When the ghostwriter claims were made by the two, Jay Electronica took to his Twitter page and addressed the allegations.
At the time Jay Elec tweeted:
Nas is one of the greatest ever. never has and never will need a ghostwriter. That mans pen and legacy is without question.
Now, Jay Electronica chops it up with MTV RapFix, after his set in Philly over the Labor Day weekend to perform on the first day of Jay-Z’s Made in America Festival, and addresses the claims of ghostwriting for Nas.
Jay Elec tells MTV:
“Nas is one of the gods, one of the greatest of all time, one of the godfathers of even my own style.”
Electronica adds that he did submit material to Nas, but nothing that would be considered ghostwriting:
“I met him on a humble submission and he is one of the greatest ever — he never has or never will need a ghostwriter. He’s legendary, his pen game is unquestionable; salute to Nas, and all of the other bullshit, is just bullshit”
Watch Jay Electronica’s interview with RapFix, below: