It took a few days, but Push back. Over Jay-Z’s “The Story of O.J.” instrumental, Pusha T responded to Drake’s “Duppy Freestyle” (itself a response to Pusha T’s “Infrared”) with a savage diss record called “The Story of Adidon.” Bruh, King Push was on his Roy Jones Jr. “Y’all must have forgot!” steez.
Let the surgical summer begin. Here are 10 thoughts about Pusha T’s response record to Drake.
1. Drake mentioned Pusha T’s fiancee, Virginia Williams. So what does Push do? Well, he goes at Drake’s mama (Sandi), his daddy (Dennis Graham), his alleged child (Adonis) and baby mama (Sophia), his best friend and producer (40), and his inability to grow out an Afro (so mean). I’m sure if Drake had a puppy, he’d have caught some wreck here, too.
2. Listen, I have no idea what the cover art is from (it must be something specific, since Drake is in blackface but also wearing a T-shirt that has “Jim Crow” on it), but who cares? What an awesome fucking find. The context doesn’t even matter (assuming it’s some reasonable explanation) because that picture, juxtaposed with the beat for “The Story of O.J.,” is fucking perfect. It’s like whatever basketball gods took out Chris Paul’s hamstring lobbed Pusha T an assist with this picture. It was made for the Summer Jam screen.
3. The shots about Drake’s alleged child are just ghoulish. I mean, when he says, “Deadbeat motherfucker playing border patrol,” I actually clutched my pearls. I don’t even own pearls.
4. But you know what made me touch my chest and say, “Oh my?” When Push clowned Noah “40” Shebib for being sick. Shebib has multiple sclerosis, and to question how much time he has left? My word. I mean ... my word. I don’t even know ... just ... my word.
5. I absolutely laughed out loud—loud enough to wake up one of my kids—when Push says at the end, “You talkin’ about you upset [Laughs.] well I want to see what’s it’s like when you get angry. You Show me that!” with the same disgust that Drake exhibited on “Duppy Freestyle.” It was so disrespectful and has the benefit of both clowning Drake and the single he recently dropped, “I’m Upset,” which is basura.
6. Can we talk one more time about that cover art? I mean ... Drake gon’ have to explain that one. Was he auditioning for Savion Glover’s role in Bamboozled? I mean, he’d have been, like, 14, so it would be a long shot, but I’m saying. #QTNA
7. I have to admit that I’m more than a little surprised that Drake is involved in a legit rap beef/battle with a rapper who is considered by many to be one of the better rappers in the game. I almost feel like Push feels a bit like everybody in the NBA felt when Steph Curry won the MVP unanimously; it’s one thing to win the award—that’s fine—but unanimously?
All of a sudden, everybody was going at Steph like he needed to earn his stripes after the fact. Drake can get all the money and the accolades, but he really thinks he’s able to hang with Push? On the positive side, we’re getting some of that rap that made everybody believe Push was one of rap’s elites. I personally like “The Story of Adidon” more than anything I’ve heard from him in a while, Daytona included.
8. Speaking of Steph, if we can get a few weeks out of this beef, then the NBA Finals might feel a little more entertaining than I think most of us think they might be. Shit, if you see LeBron run off the court at some point with urgency, it just might mean a new record dropped. I’m here for this.
9. On Twitter, Push pointed out that the (cover art) picture is neither manipulated nor edited, simply stating: “these are his truths.” I died laughing at that. I don’t even know why it’s so funny, but it made me warm and fuzzy on the inside. I’m here for all of the possible shade.
1o. Drake may surprise me, but I’m damn near ready to declare Pusha T the winner of round 2 here even before Drake drops a response. And Drake better come correct because, well, Pusha T ain’t Meek, and everybody has learned from that mistake.
Let the surgical summer begin!