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."
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?"