Drake’s Disses Back with “Push Ups”


Drake comes out swinging on diss track “Push Ups”.

Legendary rap beefs are definitely back.

Honestly, this just might be the track we’ve been waiting on from Drizzy. It’s no surprise that Metro Boomin and Future’s new collaboration album WE DON’T TRUST YOU would spark the fuel of a fire, but they definitely just started something that Drake has decided to finish. Fresh off the numerous diss tracks that Metro Boomin, Future, Rick Ross, Kendrick Lamar, and The Weeknd have teamed up against Drake, he came out the gate swinging with his latest response diss track titled “Push Ups”.

Is this our sign that real rap beef is back? In the midst of streaming platforms and services taking advantage of fast paced catchy singles, this new rap beef has caused nostalgia for fans that grew up in a different generation. Fans and critics have even taken to social media to express how much they were impressed by Drake’s directness in his latest track, he leaves no confusion as to who he’s firing back at and he’s perfectly comfortable with standing alone. He even opens the first few lyrics rapping over a catchy beat “Ay, I could never be nobody number one fan, your first number one I had to put it in your hand.” As one of the legendary three members of Lil Wayne’s “Young Money” crew, he definitely reminds us that he, Nicki Minaj, and Lil Wayne all have similar attitudes of putting everyone on in the industry; with the proof that clearly speaks for itself.

Drake’s cover for “Push Ups”.

“What the f*ck is this a 20 vs 1, n*gga? What’s a prince to a king, he a son n*gga. Get more love in the city that you from n*gga, Metro shut yo h*e a** up and make some drums n*gga.” Whew, how else can you get more direct than this? Not only did fans react positively to this line, but Drake even took to his Instagram to post an iconic still photo from “Kill Bill” where The Bride was surrounded by enemies with her sword drawn, literally paying homage to one of the most legendary movie characters beating anyone 20 vs 1. Drake is very calculated, crafted, and skilled when it comes to his music and for anyone that may want to play with him, he’s done with being nice and giving warnings. Towards the end of his verse, he sends one last shot that sets his stance clear on anyone not being able to come for him alone, “F*ck n*ggas teaming up”.

Personally, this rap beef is breaking my heart as an iconic era of Drake and Future’s “What a Time to be Alive” has seemingly come to an end they can’t come back from, but hopefully in the future there’s some reconciliation. For the rest of them, it’s safe to say that Drizzy just might be having more come their way.


By Kori Barnes, University of Southern California

Instagram: @korixnicole


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