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somebody who writes lyrics secretly for another person and they get payed to do it
1)Nas ghostwrites for FoxyBrown
by Lip November 06, 2003
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When a rapper has someone write their lyrics for them, but they take the credit and record them.
If it weren't for a ghost writer, Foxy Brown and Lil' Kim would never even be taken seriously.
by Pomegranate July 04, 2006
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A famous song by the rapper Mad Skillz (now renamed Skillz). In that song, he says he had written lyrics for many "artists"
(such as P. Diddy, Jermaine Dupri, Will Smith, Mase etc.) as a ghostwriter and never get paid for his writing talents ! The song have the names censored, but in a live show Skillz reveals the names of motherf*ckers who don't gave the cash to the real author of "their" rhymes.
I'm a ghostwriter, im the cat that you dont see / I write hits for rappers you like and charge 'em a fee
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One who writes the lyrics to a rap song and then someone else performs them. Often it is the better of the two rappers writing the song but not wanting the fame.
John writes the lyrics to his song
by Dikembe Mutumbo March 11, 2005
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The literary equivalent of the fat old guys who sang on the Milli Vanilli records. In other words, a writer who writes under someone else's name with their consent. The so-called author gets his or her name printed on the cover and receives credit for the writing while the ghostwriter does the actual work.

Celebrity and politician autobiographies are usually ghostwritten, due to the "author" having no writing talent whatsoever. What, you think Jenna Jameson and Hillary Clinton actually wrote their books?

Ghostwriters are also disturbingly common in fiction, not that anyone gives a rat's ass that Tom Clancy doesn't actually write his crappy novels.
Even if you think Harry Potter sucks, the author at least deserves credit for actually writing the books instead of hiring a ghostwriter.
by ToiletDuck August 19, 2005
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A 90's TV show that set the current meaning for "ghost writer" (person who write lyrics to songs but remains anonymous). It was based on a ghost who would "pick up" letters from places such as keyboards or street signs and re-arrange them to communicate with a bunch of teenagers to help them with their daily lives.
Ghost writer just took the letters F,K,C,U,O, and Y! I wonder what he's trying to say!
by Bially January 02, 2006
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N. One of the best early '90s childrens TV show. It was a bit low-budget, and corny, but very addicting. About a group of junior high students that try and solve mysteries with the help of their white, dot, ghost-like friend. They communicate with him by writing words out.
Rally J!
Lennie had no singing talent what so ever.
You gotta believe, and reach for the stars...
by C & B February 15, 2004
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