Today marked the release of the new Pusha T project, Daytona, coming through GOOD Music and Def Jam Recordings.
The 21:08-minute 7-track album has been getting a lot of positive reviews – 4 stars on The Guardian, and a “flawless” rating from Diddy, to name a few – but unfortunately for The Clipse rapper, that’s not what’s trending.
Instead, the trending topic is Drake’s response to the the album’s outro, “Infrared,” which sees The Clipse rapper taking shots at Drake, Lil Wayne, Birdman and others.
“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 T (“Infrared“)
“Infrared” was produced by Kanye West (also the Executive Producer), and ironically (considering the nature of the song), features four other writing credits.
In what could be the quickest response to a diss track ever – almost like he had it in on deck, ready to go – Drake fired back with the “Duppy Freestyle,” which puts his lyrical capabilities on full display. The song takes shots at Pusha T, Kayne West, and GOOD Music.
There was a lot of praise for Drake on social media, and a lot of commentary about his calm demeanor, and him obviously being in his bag. That’s full-on album mode, is what it is; gearing up for the release of Scorpion.
“Tell ‘Ye we got an invoice comin’ to you.” – Drake (“Duppy Freestyle“)
Critics were already giving Drizzy the W before he iced the verse with a slick IG post, featuring a $100,000 invoice to GOOD Music for “promotional assistance and career reviving.”
It’s almost like a diss track isn’t complete anymore if there isn’t some memes and internet fun to go with it.
Check out the “Duppy (Freestyle)” below. It’s been streamed more than 2 million times in the past 4 hours.
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