I know you don’t really believe Kanye West updates his blog several times a day while chasing skirts and displaying his astounding ignorance all over the world? Hopefully you’re not that naive.

Sure Kanye wrote that one outburst on his blog, but no, he doesn’t find all those neat gadgets or post those videos and photos from the road. Someone else does all that for him.

That someone else is Marcus Troy, Kanye’s “Ghost Blogger” – a term Marcus coined to describe the service he provides for a few celebrity blogs. Remember those Huffington Post blogs that were supposedly written by Jermaine Dupri? Come on, you didn’t really think JD had that kind of smarts, did you?

If you ask Marcus whether he ghost writes for Kanye, of course he’ll deny it. Because that’s what ghost writers do: they stay in the cut while giving others the glory.

As Marcus explains it on his own blog:

“In the rap game if you don’t write your own lyrics (like Diddy) you hire a “Ghost Writer” to do your penmanship for you.” The reason why they say “ghost” is because this person’s identity is usually kept private and you can use their material and pass it off as your own and the real writer essentially remains a ghost (unless they get mad, and call you out).

Well, in blogging it’s the same concept. Celebrity bloggers like Perez Hilton can travel the country doing guest appearances, radio shows, television interviews and the like all while his blog is being updated 24/7 due to ghosts like Marcus who do all the real work for no credit.

So drop Marcus a line and let him know his work on Kanye’s blog is appreciated. He won’t admit it, but he’ll thank you for it.


  • http://www.myspace.com/msmeka2cute Mz_Magnificent1

    I will most certainly not…I’m not gonna fyck up his hustle. Ghost blogging? Whoever thought we would see the day…shooooot I can be a ghost blogger, celebs get at me! LOL

    The dude Marcus will probably read this so I’ll just give him kudos here…good job Marcus, but for the “Where Are You Yeezy?” section please try to feature some attractive Black women once in awhile :-).

  • http://www.myspace.com/spiceandmusicqueen08 pyt_504

    Ok so I hope you get paid enough to keep ya mouth closed! Shoots sounds like a good hustle to me!

    But I mean really?… what celeb dont have ghost writers? Nothing new to me. i wonder who ghost wrties for Beyawnce?.. Oh wait that was Ne-yo and he outted her on the “TO THE LEFT TO THE LEFT….” ahahhaha

    hummm I wonder who wrote “take a bow” for Ri Ri? If i had the Cd i would know but I dont have the CD

  • http://www.myspace.com/msmeka2cute Mz_Magnificent1

    pyt_504 I believe Ne-Yo wrote “Take A Bow”.

  • MOCHAMOMMY

    (Catch the sarcasm) And here I was thinkin that these artists did all the work for themselves!! So all that rapping, dancing, wardrobe stuff is done by someone else? Noooo!! Next thing u’ll be tellin me is the Easter Bunny cant lay eggs….

  • http://www.myspace.com/spiceandmusicqueen08 pyt_504

    Thats cool if he wrote take a bow… now he just needs to write some good stuff for him… I dont really like what he has out now and his performance on the BET Awards… HATED IT!!!

  • Kymystry

    Hahahaha @ Mocha …. and there ain’t so Santee Klaus either … lol
    GM SR Family … Good Morn PTY MzMag

  • http://www.myspace.com/msmeka2cute Mz_Magnificent1

    LMAO @ Mocha!!!

    Yeah I agree pyt he does need some new GOOD material…he is a talented songwriter tho.

    **waves @ Kymystry* Good mornin to you too:-)…

  • iyonah

    @ pyt_504 – I loved his performance. I think he took a risk with ti and did osmehting different. Closer is my song too … Neyo is extremely talented when it comes to the pen and pad. I wonder if he maintains his blog or not. The post are short and to the point all of the time.

    Back on topic – ghost blogging? – Totally legitimate … I know I would do it.

  • http://myspace.com/mullatos SnootyPooty1

    @MOCHAMOMMY… LMBO…. I see you are in the corner early in the morning and to think the day just started….

  • http://www.myspace.com/millyly milly

    Make that money player

  • BayArea

    After viewing “Marcus Troy’s” blog, I don’t think he “ghost blogs” for Kanye. He wants a few celebrities on his team, but Kanye is not one of them.

    He sounds like he is calling Kanye out:

    Quote: How the Hell does Kanye have time to update his blog with 10 new post a day? while touring, making beats, sexing, looking at porn, shopping, creating vodka commercials, attending fashion shows and whatever else a dude of his caliber is doing? The only way I see it happening is with a “Ghost Blogger”. I know by some of his post it seems like he is the one finding all the cool stuff and writing all those post, But we don’t believe you, you need more people.

  • ReadTheBlog

    As long as he keeps writing his rhymes, I could care less who blogs for him.

  • London Marie

    who cares.. his blog sucks big time anyway. But I really think it’s Kanye. From the way he types and things he says. Or that Marcus kid is studying him…ALOT.

  • http://www.myspace.com/thegameoncw Bird

    I don’t think there is anything wrong with being or having a ghost writer. Would fan rather Kanye’s blog be updated only when he is available? Perez site always refers to themselves as we which I took to mean the writing staff not Perez himself. Do people really expect him to sit in front of a computer screen 24/7? Maybe your problem with it is the ghost writer doesn’t get recognition, but the fact is they get a check for essentially being a researcher. No big deal.

  • teecee

    ghost blogging is a big business. one guy does it from home he has contracts with different companies and agencies. nobody runs a website by themselves they dedicate staff to updating websites and blogs.

  • http://candykoatedsuga.blogspot.com oshikoyah

    I always wondered how Kanye found the time to constantly update his blog… now we know… IF in fact this is true, it wouldn’t be such a bad thing.

  • http://www.myspace.com/eastpointvet eastpointvet

    i mean updating a blog doesnt really take a lot of time im sure he keeps his laptop on him so i dont see it being really hard to update your blog especially somebody who tech savvy like just blaze who usually has good stuff on his blog when he updates it.

  • MOCHAMOMMY

    U gotta read the blog… He offered to work for celebrities and be their ghost blogger. He didnt claim to be one

  • http://www.myspace.com/spiceandmusicqueen08 pyt_504

    Well HEY KYM!!!!
    And as far as Neyo.. closer SONG.. THAT SONG GIVE ME THE BUBBLE GUTS… like i said before hated it!

    Now back to the ghost blogging…….. AS LONG AS MY AUNTIE SANDRA KEEPS HER SH!T UPDATED AND FRESH.. thats all that matters!!! SANDRAROSE.COM baby!!!!

  • candycane

    pyt_504 I believe Ne-Yo wrote “Take A Bow”.

    Really?? Ne-Yo is DOING IT! I really like that song.

  • http://www.myspace.com/themdivasinc Mimi Renee

    you can tell when Neyo writes a song cuz it has the same type of melody…just like when The Dream writes a song, same annoying melody.

    and PYT i hate that Neyo song too…it makes my teeth chatter into tiny pieces of fragments..ok maybe not, but thats how much i cant stand that song. lol

  • Sharonda

    I kind of figured.He be too busy to long on everyday.

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