Pusha T’s Jabs At Drake Over The Years

Today I woke up to the news that one of my favourite rappers had been killed. “R.I.P Pusha T” messages all over the timeline, less than 24 hours after his album release, say it ain’t so… and who was the culprit you ask? None other than Aubrey ‘Drake’ Graham.

BUT having listened to Drake’s “Duppy Freestyle” diss – a response to Pusha T’s song Infrared – I have to say that rumours of Pusha T’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. First off Drake deserves credit for stepping into the ring with Push, I can’t name many rappers who want those problems and he has proven himself to be far from a punching bag.

“I really shouldn’t have given you none of my time, ‘cos you older than the nigga you running behind” Ouch!

Kanye West and Pusha T
Kanye West (aged 40) signed Pusha T (aged 41) to GOOD Music in 2010 and helped kick start the Virginia MC’s solo career after “The Clipse” dissolved.

Having ‘reviewed, replayed and recited’ Pusha T’s last album in the front row of his concert it’s understandable that some of you may think that I might have a bias, you’d be right, but not entirely.

I’m a Drake fan too, in fact I probably have more Drake music on my phone than I do Pusha T music… you could put that down to Drake putting out music at a much higher volume, but let’s not discredit the man’s discography like that. I’m going to put the amount of Drake music I have down to the fact that he makes GOOD music when he tries (no pun intended).

Drake has danced with Common, Joe Budden and Meek Mill in past years and if there was any doubt that Drake was up for the challenge of Pusha T let there be no doubt anymore… Drake wants ALL parts of this beef (now)!

“Must have had your infrared wrong now your head in the beam”

This isn’t the first time that Drake has come at Pusha T’s headtop with some bars, like on 2017’s “Two Birds One Stone”, where he questioned the validity of Pusha T’s claims that he sold drugs; basically saying that the story he built his career on is a facade, nothing more than a fairy tale used to gain credibility. However, it is the first time that he has dedicated a whole track for G.O.O.D Music’s head honcho.

So let’s quickly correct some of the false narratives that have been swirling around on the “Twittersphere”:

Drake responded in 24 hours

Drake was triggered over one line

Pusha T does not want this smoke

Drake’s jabs at Pusha T stretch back less than 24 hours and come to a grand total of 3 minutes 10 seconds (with the exception of Two Birds One Stone), Pusha T’s can be traced back as far as six years ago.

The real question is “Has Drake done enough on “Duppy Freestyle” to make us forget about all of these shots” ? I’ll let you decide…

Pusha T Gif

“You signed to one nigga that signed to another nigga that’s signed to three niggas, now that’s bad luck” – Exodus 23: 1 (2012)

“I rap niggas ’bout trap niggas I don’t sing hooks” – King Push (2013)

“Two years later admitting it, all them niggas is written shit” – MFTR (2015)

“Old niggas slapping young niggas (HA!), imagine that where you from nigga?” – Crutches Crosses Caskets (2015)

“Rappers is victimized at an all time high, but not I, you pop niggas thought I let fly” – Crutches Crosses Caskets (2015)

“Not concerned with your rap beefs poetic justice watching you sock puppets” – Got Em Covered (2015)

“These niggas call of duty so the killings ain’t real, with the questionable pen so the feeling ain’t real” – H.G.T.V (2017)

“It was written like Nas but it came from Quentin” – Infrared (2018)

“How could you ever write these wrongs when you don’t even write your songs” – Infrared (2018)