Who has written the most checks?
February 26, 2007 11:00 PM   Subscribe

Which rap / hip-hop song has the most writing credits?
posted by ejoey to Media & Arts (9 answers total)
Geez, you're going to have to be more specific... Are you asking for credits for original lyricists, or credits based on sampling?
posted by amyms at 12:16 AM on February 27, 2007

I've a feeling that the hip-hop track with the most credits probably came out before the big sampling crackdown, meaning that the artist might've not written any checks at all. The interface doesn't allow for an easy search, but I'm thinking that some time spent at The-Breaks will answer your question.
posted by grabbingsand at 5:07 AM on February 27, 2007

Something by So Solid Crew?
posted by the cuban at 5:56 AM on February 27, 2007

Something from Wu-Tang?
posted by milarepa at 6:08 AM on February 27, 2007

stop the violence all stars by KRS one was like a we are the world of hip hop heavies in the late 80's/early 90's. The song had like a dozen mc's spitting a verse. I would have to think that they each wrote their parts.
you tube link to video
posted by stavx at 6:42 AM on February 27, 2007

What about the remix to the Game's "One Blood" ? I think that had over 20 original verses on it.
posted by dead_ at 6:59 AM on February 27, 2007

From this page:

“It’s Okay (One Blood) Remix,” which starts off with Game whispering "Dre, I see more dead people," includes Jim Jones, Snoop Dogg, Nas, T.I., Fat Joe, Lil' Wayne, N.O.R.E., Jadakiss, Styles P, Fabolous, Juelz Santana, Rick Ross, Twista, Kurupt, Daz, W.C., E-40, Bun B, Chamillionaire, Slim Thug, Young Dro, Malice (Clipse), Pusha (Clipse) and Ja Rule - in that order (with Game's verse dropping in between Tip's and Joey Crack's).

So, including Game, I count 25 rappers on this, which would mean 25 writing credits.
posted by dead_ at 7:02 AM on February 27, 2007

We're all in the Same Gang features writing by King Tee, Body & Soul, Def Jef, Michel'le, Tone Loc, Above the Law, Ice-T, Dr. Dre, MC Ren, Eazy-E, JJ Fad, Young MC, Digital Underground, Oaktown's 3.4.7, and MC Hammer, which is 15 writing credits, but that includes groups with multiple members (I think Digital Underground alone had 8 members) and if they all get separate credits, you're close to 30.
posted by mattbucher at 8:34 AM on February 27, 2007

Something from Wu-Tang?

A highly impressive list is Wikipedia's Wu-Tang Clan Affiliates.
posted by mattbucher at 8:36 AM on February 27, 2007

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