On his new Daytona album, Pusha-T seems to take aim at Drake and his alleged use of ghostwriters. “Your hooks did it/The lyrics pennin’ equals to Trump’s winnin’/The bigger question is how the Russians did it/It was written like Nas but it came from Quentin,” Pusha raps on “Infrared.” Now, Drake has responded with a new song. Entitled “Duppy Freestyle,” the track features Drake firing shots at Pusha-T and Kanye West.
Drake starts out “Duppy Freestyle” by calling out Pusha-T and Kanye. “If you rebuke me for working with someone else on a couple of V’s, 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 for me,” he raps. Daytona was entirely produced by Kanye.
Later on, Drake calls out Kanye by name: “Tell ’Ye we got an invoice comin’ to you/Considering we just sold another 20 for you.” Elsewhere in the freestyle, he comments on their G.O.O.D. Music label (“You’re not even top 5, as far as your label talent goes”) and takes personal hits against Pusha (“You might’ve sold some college kids some Nikes and Mercedes/But you act like you sold drugs for Escobar in the ’80s”). He also criticizes the two for allegedly not supporting Virgil Abloh (“I could never have a Virgil in my circle and hold him back, ‘cause he makes me nervous/…You niggas leeches and serpents”). Listen below.
UPDATE (05/25 9:20 p.m. ET): Drake has uploaded an image of an invoice addressed to G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam. He is seemingly billing them $100,000 for “promotional assistance and career reviving.” It’s unclear if the invoice was actually sent to the addressed recipient. Pitchfork has reached out to representatives for Drake and Kanye for more information. Find the post below.
“Duppy Freestyle” follows his latest singles “Nice For What,” “God’s Plan” and “Diplomatic Immunity.” His forthcoming album, reportedly titled Scorpion, is slated to arrive in June. He’s set to go on tour with Migos starting in July.
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