The arrival of Pusha T's 'Daytona' album re-ignited one of Hip-Hop's longest lasting beefs, between him and Drake, and it has sent not only the Hip-Hop world, but the entire industry into frenzy. Now, this isn't a situation that has just come out of no where. The two have had previous encounters, dating all the way back to 2006, so this encounter is not one to be avoided.
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So, where did this encounter kick off...?
The duo have obviously been going back and forth for a while now, but the last significant encounter, and most talked about, came back in 2016 on Drake's 'More Life' project.
'Two Birds, One Stone' had everybody talking, with an evident feud between Drake and the GOOD Music camp. It seemed like that all got smoothed over, without Pusha giving a response. But, the closing track on Pusha's hit new project 'Infrared' touched some nerves and triggered Drizzy to fire back.
"It was written like Nas but it came from Quentin"
Quentin, being Quentin Miller, Drake's alleged ghostwriter, who is believed to play a huge part in the Meek Mill beef. This clearly didn't sit to well with Drake, and when someone of Pusha's calibre comes at you, it's not a situation you can just brush off and ignore. Many have come for Drake, and many have failed to get the response, but this one wasn't so easy to avoid.
Drake wasn't going to just sit back and let this one slide, and immediately got to work on the 'Duppy' freestyle, whilst preparing the invoice for G.O.O.D Music.
"So if you rebuke me for working with someone else on a couple of Vs
What do you really think of the nigga 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 played no games. He came for Kanye, stating that Ye' reached out to Drizzy to work on tracks such as 'Father Stretch My Hands' and '30 Hours'. Swiftly after kick starting the track with some heavy openings verses, Drizzy then reverted back to Pusha.
"Don’t push me when I’m in album mode
You not even top 5 as far as your label talent goes"
Drake let everyone know his thoughts on the G.O.O.D Music roster, stating that they are not competing with the major labels in the game. He then goes onto to address previous situations by stating;
"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 80's"
"And as for Q, man I changed his life a couple times
Nigga was at Kroger working double time
Y'all acting like he made the boy when I was trying to help the guy"
It was clear to see that the 'Duppy Freestyle' wasn't the last we were going to hear from these two, and this feud looks like it is going to be drawn out for the entire Summer period, if Pusha's 'Story Of Adidon' is anything to go by.
Pusha jumped straight back into the feud with his response to the 'Duppy Freestyle', and this one will have cut Drake deep. It's very rare you see Drake looking vulnerable when it comes to music, but 'Story Of Adidon' will most definitely have him on his toes.
Pusha held no passengers with this one. We see him talk some truths regarding Birdman, his identity, his producer Noah '40' Shebib, and the most shocking of all, a child that Drake has supposedly had with rumoured pornstar, Sophie Brussaux. Take a look at some of the original quotes from 'Story Of Adonin' below;
"Confused, always thought you weren't Black enough
Afraid to grow it 'cause your 'fro wouldn't nap enough"
Pusha comes at Drake claiming he has always struggled with his identity, feeling as though he isn't 'black' enough.
"Even though you're multi, I see that your soul don't look alive
The M's count different when Baby divides the pie"
This lyric see's Pusha state that Birdman isn't giving Drake the entire amount of money he is entitled too.
"OVO 40, hunched over like he 80, tick, tick, tick
How much time he got? That man is sick, sick, sick"
Potentially one of the most hurtful lyrics from the track. Pusha discusses 40's
ongoing battle with Multiple Sclerosis.
"You mention wedding ring like it's a bad thing
Your father walked away at five, hell of a dad thing
Marriage is somethin' that Sandi never had, Drake
How you a winner, but she keep comin' in last place?"
Not only does Pusha rap on 40's health condition, but also goes into how Drake's dad left him at a young age and issues between his mother and father.
"Since you name-dropped my fiancée
Let 'em know who you chose as your Beyoncé
Sophie knows better, ask your baby mother
Cleaned her up for IG, but the stench is on her
A baby's involved, it's deeper than rap
We talkin' character, let me keep with the facts
You are hiding a child, let that boy come home
Deadbeat mothafucka, playin' border patrol, ooh
Adonis is your son
And he deserves more than an Adidas press run, that's real
Love that baby, respect that girl
Forget she's a porn star, let her be your world"
And for the fans, this is the most shocking of them all. Pusha has come out claiming that Drake has a child that no one knows about, and it is with an alleged pornstar. This could be game changing for Drake and his career as many opinions will change if this is found to be true.
The controversial track is the talking point across the globe, with so much being said in 3 minutes and one thing is for sure, that this is not ending anytime soon. After all Pusha did close the track with this bar;
"Surgical Summer, Volume 1
We gon' take this slow
We just gon' peel it back layer-by-layer"
Many were expecting a speedy response from Drake in the form of another diss track, but this was not the case. Instead of getting into the booth, the OVO man took to Instagram to vent out about just one of the topics Pusha spoke on, the picture. Check it out below, and be sure to stay up to dated as events go on.