On the grounds of protecting the “legitimacy” of Hip-hop Pusha- T decided to reignite the beef between he and Drake over the weekend. The offending lines on Pushas’ track “Infrared” focused on the old accusations of Drake using Quentin Miller as a ghost writer. The specific lines are:
Nigga’s beats is bangin’, nigga, ya hooks did it
The lyric pennin’ equal the Trumps winnin’
The bigger question is how the Russians did it
It was written like Nas, but it came from Quentin
At the mercy of a game where the codes is missing
When the CEO’s blinded by the glow, it’s different
Believe in myself and the Coles and Kendricks
Let the sock puppets play in their roles and gimmicks, shit
Remember Will Smith won the first Grammy?
And they ain’t even recognize Hov until “Annie”
So I don’t tap dance for the crackers and sing Mammy
‘Cause I’m posed to juggle these flows and nose candy
With all the Lil’s running around a call for validity in hip hop has been a bit over due, but that only reinforces that Drake isn’t the right target and that Pusha doesn’t have the aim. In 2018, post Rick Ross being exposed, there are far worse offenders of legitimacy than Drake. Making Pusha’s crusade come off, as Drake suspected a cheap publicity ploy for his latest album.
Pushas album cover exploiting the death of Whitney Houston also disqualifies him from making any statement against sensationalism, he’s guilty of whatever he’s accusing Drake of.
In general, old rap heads coming after younger talents for being “fake” hasn’t been well received. Remy-Ma’s comeback was killed by her tired pestering of Nicki Minaj, and if he continues Pushas career is in danger of the same faith. He should pay Drake back and sit down.