Hip-Hop Reacts to Drake’s “Duppy Freestyle”
People wondering if Drake would respond to Pusha-T taking shots at him for using ghostwriters on the new song, "Infrared," didn't have to wait long. In less than a business day, Drake returned the smoke with his "Duppy Freestyle."
Drizzy went at Pusha's neck, dropping obvious subliminals like "Your brother said it was your cousin and him then you/So you don't rap what you did, you just rap what you knew/Don't be ashamed, there's plenty niggas that do what you do/It's no malice in your heart, you an approachable dude/Man, you might've sold to college kids for Nike Mercedes/But you act like you sold drugs for Escobar in the '80s."
Drake added more fuel to the fire by saying he would send an invoice to Pusha for helping out his career, and then actually did it.
The new diss has the internet going nuts, as a number of hip-hop artists have taken to social media to weigh in. Many people think Drizzy caught a body on the new track. "U acting like u sold coke with Escobar lol Drake got Pusha outta here," Bodega Bamz wrote on Twitter.
Many are excited to see the battle go down including Funkmaster Flex. "Ummmm! @kingpush this Drake response in serious!!! Score is 1-1 !!!! Word play and horn in that track is real!!!! (ALL THIS BAR SMOKE IS GREAT!!!) Good ole battle!!! 🍿🍿🍿🍿🍿🍿👀👀👀👀👀," he wrote on Instagram.
While some are questioning if Pusha will respond, others think there is more to come. "Btw I think Infrared was just bait," Murs tweeted. "This is the man that made Exodus 23:1. Go back and watch the video if you think it’s over. I’m hoping and bracing for the clap back heard round the world. Not calling a winner. But it can’t be over yet? Right?"
See what other artists like Lupe Fiasco, Russ, Cardo, Denzel Curry and more had to say below.