Drizzy came out of the blue Friday (May 25) with his hard-hitting “Duppy Freestyle” banger.
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 n*gga 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. 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.” (Pitchfork)
The 6 God makes things super personal with noticeable references.
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 80’s”). 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 n*ggas leeches and serpents”). (Pitchfork)
On Pusha T’s new Daytona album he fires off a direct shot at Drake and about allegedly relying on ghostwriter Quentin Miller to pen records.
“Infrared,” the closing song off Pusha-T’s latest project, Daytona, released Friday (May 25), features the lyrics: “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.” The verse was widely received as taking a shot at Drizzy using ghostwriters on his songs. (Billboard)
Prior to patching things up, Drake previously entertained a rap feud with Meek Mill over Quentin Miller.
The lyrics, from Daytona closer “Infrared,” are a reference to Drake employing rapper Quentin Miller on some tracks circa 2015, including his contribution to Meek Mill’s “R.I.C.O.” When Meek found out, he was so disgusted that he set in motion a beef that derailed his career. Drake has decided to respond to Pusha even more ruthlessly than he dispatched Meek. (Stereo Gum)