In case you missed it, there’s some beef in the rap industry right now–and no, it’s not Nicki Minaj and Cardi B.
Recently, rapper Pusha T dropped his new album “Daytona,” which was produced by Kanye West.
album 1 PUSHA T DAYTONA dropping 2mrw pic.twitter.com/M1UPvax5fa— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) May 24, 2018
Daytona is the first project out of Wyoming. I’m really proud of what we put together. We’ve spent a year and a half digging for samples and writing. I really appreciate the overwhelmingly positive response that we’ve been receiving. ???— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) May 24, 2018
On the album, there’s one specific track–”Infrared”–which is a direct diss at rapper Drake and his label “Young Money,” with Lil Wayne and Baby. He takes shots at Drake saying that he doesn’t write his own lyrics and hires ghostwriters instead. He also comes for his other friends and his label.
Drake–in response–dropped a freestyle that directly came back at both Pusha and Kanye West. The song–”Duppy Freestyle”–calls out both rappers for their lame games. Duppy, if you don’t know, means ghost in Jamaican patois (a direct clap back at the accusation that Drake uses ghostwriters).
Here’s a breakdown of the fire lyrics:
Pusha T on “Infrared”:
It was written like Nas but it came from Quentin
At the mercy of a game where the codes is missing
The only rapper sold more dope than me was Eazy-E
How could you ever right these wrongs
When you don’t even write your songs
But let us all play along
We all know what niggas for real been waiting on
Drake came back saying that he may have helped Quentin by hiring him and helping him get a better life and job. As well, he came back at Pusha for “bragging” about selling drugs like he’s Pablo Escobar.
Drake on “Duppy”:
And as for Q, man I changed his life a couple times
N*gga was at Kroger working double time
Y’all acting like he made the boy when I was trying to help the guy
Yeah, who gassed you to play with me?
Man, you made this shit easy as ABCs
Whoever supposedly making me hits, but then got no hits sound like they need me
My hooks did it, my lyrics did it, my spirit did it
Your brother said, it was your cousin then him, then you
So, you don’t rap what you did, you just rap what you knew
Don’t be ashamed, it’s plenty n*ggas that do what you do
There’s no malice in your heart, you’re an approachable dude
Man, you might’ve sold the college kids for Nikes and Mercedes
But, you act like you sold drugs for Escobar in the ‘80s
He then took the time to whip Kanye West into shape, calling him out by using his lyrics “Father Stretch My Hands,” because Drake is apparently the one who wrote it.
He also called him out by saying he held his friend Virgil back from succeeding because he didn’t want him to be more successful than himself.
What do you really think of the n*gga that’s making your beats?
I’ve done things for him I thought that he never would need
Father had to stretch his hands out and get it from me
I pop style for 30 hours, then let him repeat
You not even top 5 as far as your label talent goes
You send shots, well, I got to challenge those
But I bring Calicos to the Alamo
I could never have a Virgil in my circle and hold him back ‘cause he makes me nervous
To top it all off, Drake hit the bar off by saying he was going to invoice Ye and Pusha for the song–which would sell all of Pusha’s albums for him just so they can hear the beef.
I told Weezy and Baby “I’ma done him for you”
Tell ‘Ye we got a invoice coming to you
Considering that we just sold another 20 for you
Pusha called Drizzy out on Twitter saying: send me the invoice.
Send the invoice for the extra 20... https://t.co/41rd4OJeMF— King Push (@PUSHA_T) May 25, 2018
So that’s what Drake f*cking did.
Ever since the freestyle dropped, Twitter has been going off saying that Drake dragged them. And, to be honest, he really did. The co-founder of Kanye West’s late mother’s foundation even asked Drake if he could use some of that money from West’s label to help rebuild Donda West (Kanye’s mom’s) house–seeing as Kanye had unkind words about it…
@Drake when G.O.O.D. Music sends the money they owe you, will you please help us rebuild Kanye’s mothers house for the youth of Chicago. I spoke to Kanye about it. His response was “fuck the youth of Chicago”— Rhymefest (@RHYMEFEST) May 26, 2018
Twitter has just been seriously pro-Drake all day long.
It took Pusha 7 years to make a 7 track album and Drake killed it in 18hrs.— i am. (@Meauxses_) May 25, 2018
Good morning. Drake dragged Pusha T and Kanye West. This weekend keeps getting better.— mika (@regaltrice) May 26, 2018
Drake killed Pusha T worse than Meek. Jesus— Rev. Eric Dunn (@ericvdunn) May 25, 2018
Drake’s *sigh* at the beginning of “Duppy Freestyle” was so sassy & disrespectful! Like “Damn, another minion I have to body!” ? Aubrey don’t give a damn! ??— B.A. (@BdotAdot5) May 25, 2018
Drake killed that man with the passive aggression of a work email— co (@_cmervin) May 25, 2018
Drake dragged down Pusha and brought Kanye along for the ride that’s really fucking crazy— Lil Brunchy Vert (@so_rudez) May 26, 2018
Drake is right on that Duppy Freestyle...It's a bit hypocritical for Pusha to diss him for having a ghostwriter when Kanye has an entire army writing for him— Imoh Umoren (@ImohUmoren) May 26, 2018
OMG DRAKE KILLED PUSHA ON THE DUPPY FREESTYLE ???— corey (@cbreeesy) May 25, 2018
"Daytona" is ?but "Duppy Freestyle" is 500 times heavier than "Infrared."— Otis R. Taylor Jr. (@otisrtaylorjr) May 25, 2018
"Whoever supposedly making me hits/But ain't got no hits/Sound like they need me."
Drake dragged the fuck outta Kanye. Lsnsmdjsjksls. I’m weak but I’m living. This is not how Pusha thought this was going to end. Drake bouta make me stan. ??— Prettygurl Indi (@___India___) May 26, 2018
I wonder how long it took Pusha and Kanye to work on that record cause it took 3 minutes for Drake to destroy the whole thing.— Murtaugh. (@xCoreyDunnx) May 26, 2018
Drake has written for Kanye & Dr. Dre, the fact that y'all sit there & still question Drake's pen, just makes you delusional.— ? ĞØÐ TÍÑGZ ? (@vante_brookins) May 26, 2018
Drake really coming at Pusha T & Kanye like ??? pic.twitter.com/ar6Kcf3K6Z— ♚naymaariaa♚ (@NaymaaRiaa) May 25, 2018
Kanye West is the biggest loser on that Duppy freestyle. Am I the only one who didn’t know Drake wrote Father Stretch My Hands?— The Extraordinary Xilla (@BlogXilla) May 25, 2018
Drake saying Kanye held back Virgil so he could make his own clothing line is the coldest thing on the planet.— Louis Roberts (@Buddyloveless) May 25, 2018
Kanye probably texting Drake right now like “WE GOT LOVE BRO”— Joseph (@onlykj_) May 25, 2018
“I could never have a Virgil in my circle + hold him back because he makes me nervous”— Shelby Ivey Christie (@bronze_bombSHEL) May 25, 2018
“Tell Ye we gotta invoice coming to you cuz we just sold another 20 for you!”
WHEW, Drake. pic.twitter.com/VzHgYDHRXz
The fact drake exposed and dragged Kanye I have to laugh pic.twitter.com/bTL0J33xNa— ?Issa Barbie?? (@ISSABARBI) May 26, 2018
Kanye calling Donald Trump right now to ban Drake from entering America after he launched nukes from Canada.— . (@CAWBBBB) May 25, 2018
Kanye West bout to hop on twitter like “Drake is not a free thinker.”— Hot Take Chase ?? (@kodak_prescott) May 25, 2018
Kanye gonna go off on Drake once he finishes his tummy tea— LOU WARLOCK (@beanerace) May 25, 2018
You know Kanye at home furiously stomping around the house in one of Kim Ks leggings after hearing that Drake track— Plathanos ??? (@SavinTheBees) May 25, 2018
Drake emptied the clip at Kanye too wowuuuuuuu— I didn't unfollow its a new account (@lamzyco) May 25, 2018
"I'd never have a Virgil in my circle and hold him back because he makes me nervous"
TAKE YUH TALK DRIZZY YAAAA A BIG MAN
Kanye now that he can’t use the stuff him and Drake were working on last month cuz Pusha ruined it pic.twitter.com/TVzhWb3YTt— Byron Young (@ByronYoung24) May 25, 2018
Pusha T : So we gonna respond to Drake ?— traphouse skudz (@BisoNtshulani) May 25, 2018
Kanye : pic.twitter.com/NWWClAaJJs
kanye getting drake on the phone pic.twitter.com/5PqC5kCPRk— h shu. (@__nkosazana) May 25, 2018
DRAKE JUST BODIED KANYE AND PUSHA LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOO— vicsace veli (@vicsaceveli) May 25, 2018
Okay... that Drake Pusha T diss was fucking amazing. Like Back 2 Back level.— OmegaPro (@OmegaProYT) May 25, 2018
You know I fuck with it when this nigga dissed Kanye and I ain’t even mad.
I WANT MORE OF THIS DRAKE