Drake May Have Been A Ghostwriter For Dr. Dre When He Was A Teenager

Ghostwriting is nothing new to the music industry, especially not in rap.

So when Meek Mill aimed shots at Drake for collaborating with ghostwriter Quincy Miller on a track last year, it was pretty unwarranted considering how many people it actually takes to make a song.

We all know who won that battle.

Drake never denied anything, but what Meek probably didn't know was Drizzy had some experience writing for others, too.

Most people don't know Drake has been ghostwriting for over a decade. One of his first clients was reportedly none other than Dr. Dre.

The revelation was revealed in a book, "The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory," written by journalist John Seabrook.

According to DJBooth, Seabrook said Drake told him he was "like 19" when he and his still songwriting partner today, Noah "40" Shebib, worked with Dr. Dre at Aftermath Entertainment as ghostwriters. Drake also told Seabrook he and Shebib were paid $10,000.

That happened around 2005. Fast forward 10 years, and Drizzy's on the top of the game. Drake might've had a harder time crossing over from child actor to rapper, but you're pretty much destined for greatness when you're writing bars for Dre.

While we don't know exactly which songs he wrote, Drake did a bunch of work with Aftermath and the work definitely helped jump-start his career.

Once again, Meek Mill somehow loses in all of this.

Citations: Confirmed: A Young Drake Worked as a Songwriter for Dr. Dre at Aftermath Records (DJBooth)