Or did we get fucked up when producers found a way to cheat?
Signin unknown niggas to start making their beats
If you sell your own shit it gotta go for cheap
Put my name on it and the price increase

from Joe Budden – Who killed Hip Hop Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

It is called Ghost Producing. A producer like “Timbaland” takes a beat from an unknown producer like “Danja Handz” and selling it as his own because a Timbaland beat is worth way more. Timbaland’s ghost producer is a guy called Danja Handz.Some people may call him Timbaland’s protégé, but “ghost producer” is the right name for him. Its actually a good way for a producer to make his way into the game. Hip-Hop did not start this but damn sure took it to a new level.

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