Drake Claps Back with ‘Push Ups’

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Drake Fires Back in New Track “Push Ups”

After a notable leak, Drake has officially dropped “Push Ups,” his fiery comeback to Kendrick Lamar’s critical words in the song “Like That” by Metro Boomin and Future. “Push Ups” doesn’t just address Lamar and throws barbs at J. Cole, the Weeknd, Rick Ross, and Metro Boomin. Listen below.

The Diss Track Breakdown

The dispute kicked off with Lamar’s sharp remarks on “Like That,” responding to J. Cole’s “First Person Shooter,” where Cole grouped himself with Drake and Lamar as rap’s “big three.” Lamar aggressively dismissed the trio, emphasizing his dominance in the game. Cole’s reaction came through “7 Minute Drill,” a track he later renounced and removed from his mixtape, describing it as the worst work of his career. Learn more about the history of diss raps. 

In “Push Ups,” Drake takes multiple jabs at Lamar, from mocking his collaboration requests to critiquing his physical stature and questioning his significance in the industry. Drake also revisits his tiff with Cole and rebukes Ross for his recent diss track “Champagne Moments,” hinting at Ross’s age and his reliance on Drake for hits. Moreover, Drake comments on the Weeknd’s departure from their shared Toronto roots and his interactions with Metro Boomin.

Everyone is waiting for Pusha T to enter this rap battle royale.

Production Credits

The track, unlike its leaked version, features an original production handled by Boi-1da, Fierce, Coleman, and Noel Cadastre, showcasing a robust foundation for Drake’s pointed lyrics.

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