Here’s a new Drake song for your weekend, “Duppy Freestyle.”
The track follows singles “Nice for What,” “God’s Plan” and “Diplomatic Immunity,” all slated for his new album that’s maybe titled Scorpion, set to drop in June.
“Duppy”—Jamaican parlance for “ghost”—bounces over keys and a sax line, a smokey backdrop for Drake to do his thing. Which, in this case, is clapping back at Pusha-T‘s latest addition to their beef saga, “Infrared,” on his new album Daytona, which dropped today. Push’s track features a shot at Drake about using ghostwriters on his songs:
“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.”
Drizzy fired back today, going in on everything from Kanye and G.O.O.D. Music, to his role in writing “Father Stretch my Hands,” to Push’s age and career irrelevance, to Push making money off of him, to questioning his history as a drug dealer:
“You might’ve sold to college kids for Nike and Mercedes / But you act like you sold drugs for Escobar in the 80s / I had a microphone of yours / but then the signature faded / I think that pretty much resembles what’s been happening lately.”
Drake even puts a little coda on the line that dissed him in the first place, saying “Whoever supposedly making me hits / But ain’t got no hits sounds like they need me / My hooks did it / My lyrics did it / My spirit did it.”
Put ears on it below.