With the Pusha T Lil Wayne beef taking center stage in hip hop right now, one site has reviewed the history behind this feud. It’s a battle of Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music crew versus Weezy’s YMCMB crew for bragging rights, but does one side have the advantage here?
So how has the Pusha vs Lil Wayne beef grown over time? According to a report from Complex.com, back in 2006, Clipse (consisting of Malice and Pusha), along with Pharrell were known for wearing the Billionaire Boys Club brand (BBC) and A Bathing Ape. Lil Wayne was shown on a VIBE magazine cover in April of that year and it drew lyrical comments from Clipse to let him know jocking their style wasn’t tolerated. Wayne went on to say in interview that he made it hot when he wore it, while people thought Pharrell was weird. This silly beef over hip hop clothing style got left for dead, or so it seemed, as things surfaced again.
In 2008 on the Re-Up Gang’s “Re-Up Intro,” Pusha had the line “Don’t make me turn daddy’s lil’ girl to orphan, that mean I’d have to kill baby like abortion.” That reference to “baby” has many believing Push was referring to Wayne’s mentor, Birdman aka “Baby.” If so, it’s only natural that Weezy would want to retaliate for that sort of diss.
The Complex article goes on to mention several other “subliminal” lines from rap songs by Drake, aimed at The Throne (Kanye and Jay-Z) and G.O.O.D. Music. They also mention Pusha T’s infamous “Don’t F— With Me” from 2011. That particular track saw Pusha rapping over the “Dreams Money Can Buy” song instrumental, a song made originally by Drake. Then, rapper Common from Chicago got involved with his hit song “Sweet,” also in 2011, which set off a new hip hop feud between him and Drizzy. Pusha T got on the instrumental for “Sweet” to do his own freestyle, which many believe was aimed right at Drake as well.
That brought about the infamous response from Drake in his hardcore retaliatory verse on “Stay Schemin.” Ironically that song appears on a Rick Ross mixtape, and Ross has worked with several of the G.O.O.D. Music crew members previously. Common shot back with “Canada Dry” which clearly indicates he’s talking about a certain rapper from up north. Meanwhile, Drake may have reinstigated things again with his verse on Meek Mill’s “Amen,” a song on Meek’s mixtape. On the track, Drizzy talks about the old school rappers versus the new school.
Of course, the two newest songs which have fueled the Pusha T Lil Wayne beef were just recently released. Those are Pusha’s “Exodus 23:1″ and Lil Wayne’s retaliation track “Ghoulish.” Many feel that Pusha clearly won this particular round, as Weezy’s diss track response fell flat. One shouldn’t count out the leader of YMCMB just yet, but when reviewing the history of this whole feud at Complex, it appears the odds are stacked against Wayne! It’s one thing to battle just Pusha, or just Common, or just Kanye West. If Weezy’s mentioned all of them, as well as “The Throne,” which includes Jay-Z, that’s like bringing a knife to a gun fight!
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