Drake Responds To Pusha-T’s Fiery Diss With A Molotov Cocktail (Audio)
Less than 24 hours after Pusha-T threw fresh fuel on a fiery beef with Lil Wayne and Drake, Drizzy sends a Molotov Cocktail back at The Clipse co-founder. As Push’ and Wayne’s dozen-year-old rift has grown to involve Drake and Birdman, Drake uses the opportunity to put Kanye West’s skills under a microscope.
The diss known as “Duppy Freestyle” wastes zero time defending himself as an artist. Notably, Pusha-T compared the Toronto MC/singer to Donald Trump and poked at Drake’s use of hired hand writers. “So if you rebuke me for workin’ with someone else on a couple of V’s / What do you really think of the ni**a that’s makin’ your beats? / I’ve done things for him that I thought he never would need / Father had to stretch his hands out and get it from me / I popped style for 30 hours then let him repeat / You poppin’ up with the jokes, I’m dead; I’m asleep / I just left from over by y’all puttin’ pen to the sheets / I’m tired of sittin’ quiet and helping my enemies eat,” Drake begins. Whether he is claiming he wrote those Life Of Pablo songs or throwing slick wordplay at times he assisted ‘Ye, the message is sharp. He calls Pusha-T and company jealous. “Don’t push me when I’m in album-mode / You’re not even Top 5 talent, as far as your label goes,” he tells Push’.
Then Drake moves onto Kanye West. He mentions Virgil Abloh’s departure from West’s creative team and new home at Louis Vuitton. He charges that ‘Ye is threatened by the talent of those around him, so he limits their reach.
Back at Pusha-T, Drake goes at those Rap-accounts of a drug kingpin past-life. “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, there’s a lot of ni**as that do what you do / There’s no malice in your heart, you’re an approachable dude,” Drake spits at a time when DAYTONA is built around drug-dealing narratives. “Please believe that your demise will be televised,” Drake states, before reminding listeners that his onetime writer, Quentin Miller, worked at a grocery store and has failed to write a hit for himself.
Drake owns his accomplishments then laughs at even responding. “I shouldn’t even be givin’ you none of my time / ‘Cause you older than the ni**a you runnin’ behind,” he says, again referencing Kanye. This plays into Pusha’s 2012 YMCMB “Exodus” attack of Drake being signed to an artist who was signed to another artist. “Get out your feelings. It’s gonna be a cruel summer for you / I told Weezy and Baby ‘I’ma done’em for you’ / Tell ‘Ye we got an invoice comin’ to you / Considering that we just sold another 20 for you,” are the bars he wraps his rap with. The Jazz beat plays out, and Drake maintains his rep as one of Rap’s fastest draws when dissed.
This may be just getting started.