Rap feuds have a tendency to go to some dark places, but this was next level.
Here are some of the most savage lines from the Drake and Pusha T diss tracks “Duppy Freestyle” and “The Story of Adidon”.
These are the most scathing and cutting lines that went straight for the jugular, with no concerns for good taste.
Firing Shots at Drake’s Parents
“The Story of Adidon”
Speaking of drug references, Pusha manages to slide them in (“Dennis Graham stay off the gram, b*tch I’m on one”) even while taking aim at Drake’s parentage. He raps: “You mention wedding ring like it’s a bad thing / Your father walked away at 5, hell of a dad thing/Marriage is somethin’ Sandi never had, Drake”. This isn’t a shot at Drake’s credibility, it’s schoolyard low blow about him being a child of divorce and having an absentee dad – pretty cold stuff. But there’s even more to it. Drake evoked Pusha T’s engagement, and here Pusha T flips it around to put Drake in his place. Daddy issues, mommy issues… he’s calling it all out.
Referencing Pusha T’s Connections to Kanye
Kanye might be one of the biggest names in the industry, but he’s had a rough last couple of years, whereas Drake has continued to dominate. So when Pusha T dismissed Drake’s success as the product of ghostwriters, Drake in kind called out the company that Pusha T keeps – his producer and label founder, Kanye West (“So if you rebuke me for workin’ with someone else on a couple of V’s/What do you really think of the n—a that’s makin’ your beats?” Drake raps “Tell ‘Ye, ‘We got a invoice comin’ to you’ / Considerin’ that we just sold another 20 for you.” It’s a scathing indictment of West and Pusha T for coming after Drake as an arguably bigger artist. Adding insult to injury, Drake then posted a photo an invoice to G.O.O.D. Music for “Promotional assistance and career revival”.
The 40 Line
“The Story of Adidon”
Well, we’re not sure if this is the sort of competition one should actually want to win, but when it comes to being the most savage in a rap feud… Pusha T clinched it with this offensive line. Drake’s long-time collaborator and OVO Producer, Noah Shebib, also known as 40, suffers from the degenerative disease known as multiple sclerosis – which effects over 2 million people around the world, killing anywhere between 12,000 and 19,000 annually. As such, you’d think this would be off-limits, but Pusha went for it, rapping “OVO 40, hunched over like he 80—tick, tick, tick/ How much time he got? That man is sick, sick, sick”. It’s absolutely tasteless.
What do you think is the most savage diss line from this feud?