"It’s mainly business, but it’s cool because you get to work with people who you may not have ever been in the room with if it was just being an artist... I can write records for people that I would never write for myself. I’ve been doing this for 31 years; there’s nothing I can’t do with a pen, but certain things would not make sense for my brand" - Skyzoo, rapper and ghostwriter, says in a Tidal interview. "When I make records with people, I’ve really morphed into who they are. I never want to be the ghostwriter that when you hear it, you can tell that I wrote it. I want you to really think that person wrote it and all of a sudden just went crazy [laughs]. The one thing I do when I ghostwrite, I try to sneak in at least one moment that’s my style, just for fun" - Skyzoo says, adding he's "made records with Maino, Lloyd Banks, Jill Scott, Raheem DeVaughn. I’ve worked with John Legend". When it comes to money, he says - "I get paid twice. I get work-for-hire pay, and then I get paid when the record gets placed. And I get my points and my publishing and all that stuff".

Using a ghostwriter is basically a sin in the rap world - but it's something Drake, Jay-Z and Kanye West have all been accused of. "So many rappers work with writers and it's such a blurred line now with people doing the melodic stuff as well", British rapper Ms Banks tells BBC. There's also high-level camps […]