I know everybody has been hearing about the beef with Drake and Pusha T, but I’m wondering if it is really REAL or are they doing this for the rap culture? I’m not sure one way or the other, but where did it all the beef stem from? I had to do my own research, because I was a little lost too, but I think I figured it out and I’m going to try to walk you guys through it.
2006 – The Clipse (Pusha T and No Malice) felt some type of way when they saw Lil Wayne wearing a BAPE hoodie. I guess they felt like Wayne was copying or “jocking” their style since they rocked it first. The made a song called “Mr. Me Too” calling Lil Wayne out. Wayne laughed at the idea and told Complex that “That nigga (Pharrell) wore BAPE and y’all thought he was weird. I wore it and y’all thought it was hot. C’mon man. C’mon now,”
2010 – Drake appears on MTV and admits that he was a huge Clipse fan! He told them how he bought a microphone off eBay when he was like 17 years old that was supposed to be signed by Pusha T himself. He spent $200 on the microphone and he really didn’t know if it was real or not, but he was fine settling with the fact that it may be fake.
2011 – Drake came out with the album Loosie and on one of the songs “Dreams Money Can Buy” and the industry felt like he was taking shots at a few artists including Jay Z… due to some of the lines from the song and on the rest of the album. Drake denied firing any shots and just stated that he just felt like his favorite rappers weren’t moving him at the time. Here are a few other lines from the album.
- “I’m just feeling like the throne is for the taking” on DJ Khaled’s “I’m on One
- “And I feel like lately it went from top five to remaining five / My favorite rappers either lost it or ain’t alive.” (looking back, could he have been talking about Pusha T? Was he ever on the top 5 list?)
2011 – Pusha T uses Drake’s beat for “Don’t Fuck With Me” & also says some subliminal line (directed at Drake)
- “sophomores, actin’ like they boss lords” whose “swag don’t match the sweaters.” – when Drake was always wearing sweaters back then and was also preparing for his Sophomore album “Take Care” during the time he dropped it. Of course, Pusha T denied the allegations that he was firing shots at Drake and said he really liked what Drake did on “Don’t Fuck With Me” and that is the reason he remade the song.
About a month later, Drake was in the Hot 97 studio and he said that he didn’t take offense to Pusha T’s attempt or feel any type of way about it. Then damn near in the next breath he said “I’ve never had an issue with him. But, you know, it’s a frustrating time for a lot of people right now — I get it. So if it was directed at me, just make it a little more direct next time.” SHOTS FIRED!!!!
2012 – Pusha T comes out with “Exodus 23:1” … still never admitting, confirming or denying who the dis track was about, but this track was definitely more direct!
- He said this line and it was obvious who he was referring to … “Contract all fucked up I guess that means you all fucked-up / You signed to one nigga that signed to another nigga / That’s signed to three niggas, now that’s bad luck.” >> Drake’s signed to Young Money, one of the branches of Cash Money, which is also apart of Universal Records, and Lil Wayne is also under a label umbrella.
Lil Wayne was pissed and took to Twitter, tweeting “Fuk Pusha T and anybody that love em” & came out with a response dis track called “Ghoulish”
Pusha T was interviewed on Hot 97 and he basically said how the response was TRASH and it was NOT good!
2013 – More subliminal line in the music from both Pusha T and Drake.
Pusha T sent shots at Lil Wayne on “Ally Boy’s” again basically stating that Lil Wayne’s ties to the bloods (the gang) were questionable.
- “Your Favorite Rapper” (“How real is he if he been paying for his blood ties? / He blood in, he blood out at a blood drive”
Drake stood up for his main man and responded on the track “Nothing Was The Same”
- The Boy is feeling anguish, but he takes solace in Ellen DeGeneres’s liking his music by the verse’s end.
- “I’m just as famous as my mentor / But that’s still the boss, don’t get sent for / Get hype on tracks and jump in front of a bullet you wasn’t meant for,”
A few weeks later, Pusha T sent more shots at Drake with his solo debut “My name is My name”
- “I build mine off fed time and dope lines/ You caught steam off headlines and co-signs/ Young niggas cliquing up with my rivals/ Like the Bible don’t burn, like these bullets don’t spiral.”
A few weeks later, he went at Lil Wayne even harder on Ludacris’s song “Mad Fo”
- “Now your crack swag gone ever since you came from prison / Got you tweetin’ all stupid, is you skatin’ is you dissin’?” … This is the point when they started name dropping. No more subliminal stats.
Then Pusha T drops the H.G.T.V. Freestyle
- “It’s too far gone when the realest ain’t real / I walk amongst the clouds so your ceilings ain’t real / These niggas Call of Duty ’cause their killings ain’t real / With a questionable pen so the feelin’ ain’t real.” Making reference to Drake using a Ghostwriter.
Speed up to present time 2018 there were 3 songs released back to back from the 2 artists.
Pusha T released the 1st dis track “Infrared” “The bigger question is how the Russians did it / It was written like Nas, but it came from Quentin.”
Drake didn’t even let one day get away before he came back with the response dis track “Duppy” which was a freestyle. He addresses the fact that Kanye doesn’t write his own stuff either. Drake also acknowledged that signed microphone, called out Pusha-T for acting like he ‘sold drugs for Escobar in the ’80s,” name-drops his fiancée Virginia Williams (don’t do that), and states he’s sending an invoice for his services (for “promotional assistance and career reviving”). And he really sent him the damn invoice!!!
Which brings us to the most current dis track from Pusha T that was just released last night (5-29-18) and has the internet and social media in an uproar. Everybody thinks this may be it for Drake (except his real fans know what it is). Pusha T came super hard with this track. He addressed the (alleged) fact that Drake had a baby with a porn star, the cover of the album was the scene from when Whitney Houston died, he spoke on him being left by his father, also his sick friend who is battling MS (multiple sclerosis).
Here is a picture of Drake’s alleged baby mom Sophie Knowles
& That’s the whole beef between Drake and Pusha T.
Do you think Drake will respond?? Can he comeback from this dis track?? My personal opinion only… I definitely think Drake is going to come back!!! Stay tuned, you know Ear Kandy Radio will keep you informed on the scoop.