LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 30: Drake speaks onstage during Drake's Till Death Do Us Part rap battle on October 30, 2021 in Long Beach, California.

Drake is constantly being called out for having ghostwriters which the rapper addressed in 2015 in The Fader pointing out that, “music at times can be a collaborative process.” In rap especially having ghostwriters is taken pretty seriously since the lyrics rappers use in their songs are authentic to their personal journey. However, we think it’s safe to say that Drake is not just “any kind of rapper” at this point. In his decade-plus-long year career in music, it’s safe that the 6God is “one of one” and shouldn’t be put into any kind of box. His R&B-infused rap has inspired a generation of sound that puts him not only in those categories but has experimented in pop, reggae and now dance with his latest album Honestly, Nevermind. Despite what you might think of Drake as an artist he has also used that “collaborative process” to bring you hits by your favorite artists.

Let’s put some respect on Drake’s pen and check out seven songs that he has written for other artists:

  • "Fall For Your Type" - Jaime Foxx

    Jamie Foxx’s “Fall For Your Type” is off of the singer/actor’s 2010 album Best Night of My Life. Drizzy is featured as a guest artist hit and written alongside Noah Shebib, and Noel Campbell. The track hit No. 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

  • "Mine" - Beyoncé

    Beyoncé and Drake collabed on “Mine” which was released back in 2014 for her self-titled album. Drake, Beyoncé Knowles, Noah Shebib, Jordan Ullman, Sidney Brown, Dwane Weir are credited as songwriters on the track. Drake is also credited a songwriter for Beyoncé’s “Heated” off her album Renaissance.

  • "Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready)" - Alicia Keys

    “Un-Thinkable (I’m Ready)” arrives on Alicia Keys’ fourth studio album The Element of Freedom. Drake is credited as a songwriter alongside Alicia Keys, Kerry “Krucial” Brothers and 40.Alicia and Drake also paired up along with Noah “40” Shebib, on Drake’s track “Fireworks” off his 2010 debut Thank Me Later.

  • "I'm Single" - Lil Wayne

    Drake linked up with his Young Money boss Lil Wayne for his song “I’m Single.” The track appears on his ninth solo mixtape, No Ceilings, and his 2010 album I Am Not a Human Being. Drake is credited as a songwriter alongside Omen (Producer), Boi-1da, 40 & Lil Wayne.

  • "R.I.P." - Rita Ora

    Rita Ora’s “R.I.P” also makes the list of songs you might not have known Drizzy has written. Drake is credited as a writer alongside Rita Ora, Tor Hermansen, Mikkel Eriksen, Patrick Okogwu, Saul Milton, Farhad Samadzada, Renee Wisdom, Will Kennard. The track features Tinie Tempah and was the lead single off her 2012 album, Ora.

  • "30 Hours" - Kanye

    Kanye spoke on Drake’s involvement on “30 Hours” to his since-deleted interview Drink Champs, “I gave him a line and he wrote the whole rap. I wish he wrote all my raps.” Drake is also credited as a songwriter for “Facts” and “Father Stretch My Hands” from Kanye’s seventh studio album Life of Pablo. Kanye, Pharrell Williams, Karriem Riggins, Mike Dean, Charles Arthur Russell, Cornell Haynes, Jason Epperson, Charles L. Brown, Isaac Hayes are also credited on “30 Hours.” The song samples the 1986 Arthur Russell song “Answers Me” and drums from the 1973 Isaac Hayes single “Joy.”

  • “I’ve Been That Girl” – Melanie Fiona

    Growing up in Canada, Drake was a part of the collective called the The Renaissance which is where he met Melanie Fiona. The group ended splitting up but Drake co-wrote Grammy-winning singer Melanie Fiona’s “I’ve Been That Girl” which landed on her LP The MF Life. The album also featured a duet with John Legend and other featured artists such as J. Cole, T-Pain, and Nas.

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