“Your demise will be televised….”
When we heard that, the only thing that ran though our minds was “Push, Ye, where you at?” and we can guarantee that anyone who has listened, is listening or will listen to that the Drake’s diss track titled ‘Duppy’ will be thinking the same thing. And if you haven’t listened to it, stop reading this and go listen now - here.
Bottom line is, Pusha T needs to come back with something because this isn’t another version of Drake vs Meek. This is Pusha T, he’s been in the game for a long time and is the President of Kanye West’s label GOOD Music…this isn’t just anybody.
If you know Push, you know he’s known as an overlord of US drug money music, so when @champagnepapi drops “You don’t rap what you did, you just rap what you knew” and “You’re not even top 5 as far as your label talent goes”…THAT IS MADDDDD! You can’t have someone dissing you publicly about your street credibility, your career and overall perception without responding… so Push, we need something from you bro.
And Ye…well there has been a lot to say about Ye recently, but lets keep this post diss-track specific. Ye is known as one of the best musically creative mind’s of our generation, a pioneer producer and a self-proclaimed ‘genius’. But Drake, within the first 8-bars he claims to have practically wrote and produced ’30 Hours’ — one of the best tracks on Ye’s “Life of Pablo” album. So you could say that what Drake alludes to about the tracks off Ye’s The Life of Pablo album throws all that into question. Don’t get us wrong, we’re not saying that creatives don’t collaborate, but there’s a deeper meaning to this.
But anyway, you know that at THERUMISRED we’re all about perception, so maybe, just maybe this is all a big publicity stunt. Pusha T just dropped his album Daytona, Ye’s is scheduled for a solo album and then a collab album with Kid Cudi in June and Drake has already warned us that Drake season is coming. All that aside, the Hip-Hop/Rap genre is naturally competitive and artists go at each other all the time, it may have died down compared to 10 years ago but clearly the rivalry between rappers has re-ignited the battle when words have been said.