The story of Drake and Pusha-T stems long, long ago; to the age of Bape and who wore it first, and wait, was Drake ever really involved anyway?
Pusha-T and his brother, Malice aka No Malice, were once a duo by the name of “Clipse,” they attained moderate success until the year 2000.
Clipse was featured on the hit Birdman tack “What Happened To That Boy,” and in case you didn’t know, Birdman is the co-founder of Cash Money Records.
Pharrell Williams produced the hit track “What Happened To That Boy,” he was not part of Cash Money Records, and claims that he never received his dividends for the song. Cue the flames of today.
Pharrell is known as a fashion icon and as a fashion influencer. He is historically the first U.S. rap artist to wear the Japanese label “Bape.”
Lil Wayne, star member of Cash Money Records, loved the skate/rock asthenic of Pharrell and asked for pieces of his, “Billionaire Boys Club” merchandise, he was denied.
In 2006 Lil Wayne was seen wearing Pharrell’s “Billionaire Boys club” merch in his music video, “Hustler Musik.” . Wayne was also seen on the cover of Vibe magazine studded in Bape, furthering the rap beef.
Warming up the beef
Pusha-T goes on throughout the years about Lil Wayne, claiming that Wayne isn’t a true legend because legends don’t bite each other’s flows and copy styles. Pusha-T even threw homophobic slurs at Lil Wayne for infamously kissing Birdman, circa 2006.
With the copying of the style and not getting paid, Pharrell was pissed. The two went at it for years with Push backing his man.
Drake signed with Cash Money Records in 2009 and was imbued into this now historic rap beef.
Drake gets involved
Drake is known to subliminally roasted Pusha-T on his song “Dreams Money Can Buy,” in support of his label mate, Weezy.
Pusha-T sampled the beat for “Dreams Money Can Buy,” and sent out his first diss-track aimed at Drake titled, “Don’t Fuck With Me.”
Pusha-T came out once more with, “Exodus 23:1” referencing Drakes complicated contract with Cash Money Records.
“You signed to one n***a that signed to another n***a that’s signed to three n***as, now that bad luck.”
From 2011 to 2014 the two continued to take shots back and forth.
In 2016, Pusha-T took another shot at Drake in “H.G.T.V.,” with a subdued hint at Drakes use of a ghostwriter:
“a questionable pen so the feeling aint reel.”
Drake responded later that year with, “Two Birds, One Stone,” aiming at Pusha-T and his drug dealing past.
“You made a couple chops and now you think you Chapo, If you ask me though you ain’t lining the trunk with kilos. You bagging weed watching Pacino with all your n***as like “this what we need to be on.”
Pusha-T then responded on his latest album, “Daytona” with the song, “Infrared,” claiming that once again, Drake uses a ghostwriter (notice the theme).
“It was written like Nas but came from Quentin.”
Quentin Miller allegedly wrote Drakes verse on Meek Mills “R.I.C.O.”
Less than 24 hours later, Drake responded with “Duppy Freestyle” shooting at Push and Kanye, while addressing Quentin.
“And as for Q, man I changed his life a couple times. N***a was at Kroger work double time, Ya’ll acting like he made the boy when I was trying to help the guy.”
This is when things go nuclear and Pusha-T breaks the internet with Drake in Black Face on the cover of his now hit single, “The Story of Adidon.”
The Story of Adidon
Adidon is a cross of words, Adidas and Adonis. Adidas is the shoe deal Drake recently signed. Adonis is the alleged son Drake has with ex porn-star Sophie Brussaux.
Drake said he was going to reveal the information about his son in the release of his shoe… odd.
Word got out that Drake did the black face photo-shoot while wearing a Jim Crow Era T-Shirt for a clothing line titled, “Two Black Guys.”
Drake cleared up the message with a release on his Instagram story saying that it was for a promotional theme him and a friend were doing at the time.
They wanted to depict the complications of being a struggling black actor, which of course is what Drake was at the time, a struggling black actor.
Pusha-T comes at Drake in a number of ways in “The Story of Adidon” here are the astonishing, un-empathetic and outright cold lyrics displayed:
“Sine you name-dropped my fiancée let ‘em know who you chose as your Beyoncé. Sophie knows better as your baby mother, cleaned her up for IG, but the stench is on her”
“A baby’s involved, it’s deeper than rap, We talkin’ character, let me keep with the facts. You are hiding a child, let that boy come home”
“Deadbeat mothafucka playin’ border patrol, ooh ”
Drake is yet to responded with the acception of his clarification of the Black Face scandal.
Drakes mentor, James Prince, also known as J Prince, CEO of Rap-A-Lot records, has reminded drake to stay humble and continue to portray the good-guy ethos.
J Prince told Drake, “We don’t work this hard to cheat ourselves over nothing.”
Drake has listened and remained quiet… that is, until “Scorpion” drops. “Scorpion” is drake’s latest album set to release later this month (June).
We can only hope that Drake comes back with that “career ending” verse he has mentioned and that this rap beef continues all summer long. It’s just so fun!
What do you think of the matters, should Drake respond sooner? Is Pusha-T too far off with his comments? Does any of this matter? And does Pusha-T’s recent claim that the beef is over hold true?