Drake may or may not write his own songs, but he’s done things for other people he didn’t know they’d’ need.
Hot 97’s Ebro Darden and Paul Rosenberg during their morning show revealed that the 6 god wrote the hook for Kanye West’s Ye track “Yikes.” However, the rapper was not included on the album’s songwriting credits because they forgot.
“It is now a confirmed thing that Drake wrote the hook for ‘Yikes,’” Rosenberg said. “It may be the best melody on the album when you go listen to it. You’ll hear it now and go, ‘Oh, that does sound really good.’ [Kanye] gets a double congratulations in my opinion.”
He continued “They didn’t credit him. They said they like ‘forgot.’ They left him off. He doesn’t have a writing credit. Interesting timing to forget the writing credit for Drake.”
Interesting timing indeed, especially when you consider the facts that Drake made mention of ghostwriting for Kanye West on “Duppy Freestyle”
“So if you rebuke me for working with someone else on a couple of Vs, what do you really think of the nigga that’s making your beats?,” he raps. “I’ve done things for him I thought that he never would need / Father had to stretch his hands out and get it from me.”
Duppy was a response to Pusha’s “Infrared” diss, where the G.O.O.D Music president accused Drake of not writing his own rhymes. “It was written like Nas, but it came from Quentin,” Pusha T raps on the song.