Ghostwriting 101: Ab-Liva
Ab-Liva is one of my favorite ghostwriters.
I was once told that Ab-Liva ghostwrites for Rick Ross. I can believe that, but I only go on what I know is true. So I’ll leave that out in the open.
Most people will know Ab-Liva from his association with the Clipse in Re-Up Gang.
Ive been a fan of Ab-Liva from his days in the Philly group, Major Figgas. Many members of Major Figgas have gone on to be successful ghostwriters, such as Gillie Da Kid.
The way he positions his words are simply brilliant, as if he is using no effort. Beacuse of this, Ab-Liva has been able to make a career in ghostwriting for many big name artists. He is currently in high demand and is allegedly handling the writing duties for Detox.
Here are some records that Ab-Liva has wrote for other rappers.
Dr Dre feat Rakim feat Jay-Z.: The Watcher 2 (He wrote Dr Dre’s verse. From Blueprint 2)
Pharrell Williams : Come Go With Me (Pharrell sometimes writes his own verses)