Pusha T: Daytona - Album Review

Hip Hop Music Review

If you are a lyric head and seek bars, look no further than Daytona. Pusha T doesn't deliver legendary hard-hitting punch lines like your Cassidy, Ludacris or Jadakiss but there is no denying his lyricism. His off-the-mainstream flow resembles that of an old school rapper but his team of producers have seemed to find a happy medium within the final compositions.

There has been much controversy over his track titled Infrared where he takes shots at the infamous Drake. Drake is often known in rap battles to end careers based on his recent beef with Meek Mill and Common. While those artists careers are alive for various reasons, there is no doubt that nobody has every truly seen or given Drake an "L" as far as rap beef.

In the song Infrared, Pusha T seems to bait in Drake with some simplistic, yet powerful bars. He starts the song with lyrical dominance to assess the subject matter immediately. An excerpt below quotes a few lyrics from Infrared:

The game's fucked up
Niggas 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 culture's missing

Within these first few rhymes, Drake is accused of lying and forging his way to Hip Hop dominance. He addresses who the ghost writer for Drake is; whom for many people knew as a major contributor to Drakes lyrical madness, Quentin Miller. He also addressing the fact in these few lines that it's hardly any real artists out here when everybody has a ghost writer.

With lines such as these, Drake for sure had to Issue a response. Drake then issued a response shortly after the release called the Duppy Freestyle.

So if you rebuke me for workin' with someone else on a couple of Vs
What do you really think of the nigga that's makin' your beats?
I've done things for him I thought that he never would need
Father had to stretch his hands out and get it from me
I pop style for 30 hours then let him repeat
Now you poppin' up with the jokes, I'm dead, I'm asleep

Here Drake says he's a big part of G.O.O.D Music's success. He subliminally addresses Kanye West and acts like he's a bigger man. Then...

The Story of Adidon

Lyrics on genius.com (https://genius.com/Pusha-t-the-story-of-adidon-lyrics)

This diss record might be on the level of Ja Rule, Jadakiss or 50 cent as far as diss records. Pusha T comes out with a barrage of lyrics stating that Drake is a deadbeat and was going to use his (unknown) son as promo for his Adidas rollout. Pusha T mentions Drakes mother and Father in a barrage of bars and comes back in a slightly disrespectful manner, in terms of battle rap. If battle rap is a part of the culture of Hip-Hop the disrespect level is only about a 3 on a scale of 10 with 10 being the highest.

There are rumors that Drake put out a contract for anybody that has any information on Pusha T. However, there is no sure way that Drake has any information on Pusha T because we have yet see hear a record from Drake. As we anticipated a response it has been many days and Drake has taken this L and fans concede defeat.

This "L" has finally come to the likes of Drake. While there are rumors (via J Prince) that Drake has a career ending diss track for Pusha T, the track remains unreleased. Until this release, Pusha T stands undefeated in the world of Beef.

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