By Tunde Adediran
Rap fans finally get what they want, it’s the Drake versus Pusha T beef.
Barely 24 hours after Pusha T released his new album DAYTONA, Drake has fired back at Pusha with his Duppy Freestyle. Duppy Freestyle is a response to one of the most talked about tracks on Pusha’s album, Infrared.
The Kanye West produced track has Pusha coming at Drake accusing him off not writing his rhymes, an allegation that has been hunting Drake for majority of his career. Pusha raps: “It was written like Nas but it came from Quentin”—an obvious reference to Drake’s alleged ghostwriter Quentin Miller.
Pusha during a recent interview said Infrared was his response to Drake’s Two Birds, One Stone where Drake took subliminal shots at Pusha T. “But really it’s you with all the drug dealer stories that’s gotta stop though/You made a couple chops and now you think you Chapo,” Drake rapped in the Kanye West-produced record.
Kanye West seems to be a common thread here and wasn’t spared in Drake’s clap-back either. Here are some of the standout lines:
“Man, you might’ve sold to college kids for Nike Mercedes/But you act like you sold drugs for Escobar in the ’80s.”
“So if you rebuke me for working with someone else on a couple of Vs/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.” Drake and Kanye collaborated on the 2016 track Pop Style.
“Don’t push me when I’m in album mode/You’re not even top 5 as far as your label talent goes/You send shots, well, I got to challenge those.”
“It’s gonna be a cruel summer for you/I told Weezy and Baby ‘I’ma done him for you’/Tell ‘Ye we gotta invoice coming to you/ Considering that we just sold another 20 for you.” And Drake really did send the invoice:
Surely, the last of this Drake versus Pusha T beef hasn’t’ come to an end. But as at the time of writing, Pusha T is yet to respond but lets hope he does and lets hope both rappers keep it on wax.
Listen to Duppy Freestyle below: