Many would agree Drake makes good music but he is no fan of GOOD music.
The Canadian rapper released a new track called “Duppy Freestyle”, which seems to take shots at GOOD Music founder Kanye West and the label’s president Pusha T.
“Duppy Freestyle” was released less than 24 hours after Pusha T dropped his critically acclaimed third studio album DAYTONA on Friday. The album includes the song “Infrared”, which seems to include disses directed at Drake.
“It was written like Nas but it came from Quentin,” Pusha T rapped, likely in reference to rapper Quentin Miller co-writing several Drake songs.
Drizzy fired back, addressing both the “Infrared” artist and his frequent collaborator Yeezy.
“So if you rebuke me for working with someone else on a couple of Vs/What do you really think of the n***a 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 rapped, acknowledging his 2016 “Pop Style” collaboration with West.
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“Don’t push me when I’m in album mode/You’re not even top 5 as far as your label talent goes/You send shots, well, I got to challenge those,” Drizzy challenged Pusha T in another segment of the song.
This final Drake lyric actually elicited a direct response from Pusha T on Twitter: “It’s gonna be a cruel summer for you/I told Weezy and Baby ‘I’ma done him for you’/Tell ‘Ye we gotta invoice coming to you/ Considering that we just sold another 20 for you.”
Drake obliged, writing an invoice from his label OVO Sound in the amount of $100,000 (USD) for “promotional services and career-reviving” made out to GOOD Music.
On Sunday, Nicki Minaj weighed in on the matter, and revealed herself to be firmly entrenched in Team Drake.
“Knock it off,” she warns haters. “Challenging the chosen ones only awakens the sleeping giant.”
Compare Drake’s “Duppy Freestyle” to Pusha T’s “Infrared,” both above and read reactions to the diss track below.