May 13, 2019

Pusha T "Exodus 23:1" / "Happy Born Day"

“You shall not circulate a false report. Do not put your hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness," says Exodus 23:1 in the New King James Version. On Pusha's T born day today, I'm looking back at one of the most incredible diss tracks ever released, and no, it's not "Story of Adidon." On "Exodus 23:1" - which currently stands near 2M plays on the original Soundcloud link - Push says, "Contract all f#cked up, I guess that means you all f#cked up / You signed to one n!@@a that signed to another n!@@a / That's signed to three n!@@as, now that's bad luck..." If there's a tutorial on how to take shots without saying names, this is it ... Drake felt that shot across the bow. At the time, Lil' Wayne took no time in taking to Twitter to tweet out, "Fuk Pusha T and anybody that love em." With the gritty track, which parallels The Notorious B.I.G.'s "What's Beef," Push continues, "Beef will have you keying our cars / Heartbroke, yours don't look like ours..." The video - directed by Samuel Rogers - is the perfect complement to the already gritty, aggressive track. When the beef bubbled back up between Push and Drake last year, I was quick to say Drake might have the upper-hand using his celebrity, but he don't want it with Push. This track is the reason for me saying that. What we've learned since is that you can lose a battle and still sit atop the industry, but certainly Push further cemented his legacy with the victory. Leave Pusha T alone... and, HBD!