Young Thug Addresses Pusha-T’s Drake Diss: “I Don’t Respect [It]”

Young Thug speaks out against Pusha-T’s verse on the leaked Pop Smoke song with him, Push, and Gunna.

People have been waiting to hear a song from Young Thug and Pop Smoke for a minute and, unfortunately, the only one that exists is riddled in controversy.

The track, titled “Paranoia,” features Pusha-T, Young Thug, and Gunna, and in the Virginia native’s portion of the song, he goes after Drake once more.

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“Those empty threats only sound good on your records/If the patois is not followed by a Blocka,” raps Pusha-T before claiming that he might even buy a home in Mississauga, which is the city right next to Drake‘s native Toronto.

Initially, Young Thug was unaware that Pusha’s verse was about Drake and now that he’s become aware, he’s not happy in the least bit. The Slime God took to Instagram to address the bars.

“I don’t respect the pusha t verse on the song with me and gunna cause I don’t have nun to do with y’all beef nor does Gunna, and if I knew that was about him I would’ve made changes on our behalf,” wrote Thugger on his story. He continued with a commentary about the rap game as a whole, saying, “This rapper shit so gay.”

While Thug’s statement is problematic in itself with the way he concludes, he seemingly wants nothing to do with complications among his fellow artists, especially Drake.


Pusha-T Responds To Young Thug, Demands Removal From Pop Smoke Deluxe Album

Pusha-T suggests Drake is a snitch in his response to Young Thug before demanding his removal from the upcoming Pop Smoke deluxe album.

A song from Pop Smoke featuring Young ThugGunna, and Pusha-T was leaked over the weekend, including a verse that everybody has been talking about. In his portion of the track, Pusha-T once again takes aim at Drake.

“Those empty threats only sound good on your records/If the patois is not followed by a Blocka,” raps Pusha-T on “Paranoia.” The song was expected to be on the deluxe edition of Pop Smoke‘s Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon, but after his response to Young Thug‘s criticism of the verse, it looks like that is no longer the case.

Following Thugger’s statement that he does not respect the way Push came at Drake on the record, the Virginia native fired back.

Screenshot via Young Thug’s Instagram

“Aye @youngthug couple things: 1. Don’t feel bad, NOBODY knew what the verse was abt. The label heads that stopped it didn’t even know. They only ASSUME because HE TOLD them! The same way HE TOLD abt the Ross ‘Maybach 6’ verse,” said Push, suggesting that Drake is a snitch. “And if HE’LL TELL record executives abt rap verses, God only knows what else HE’LL TELL! I don’t deal in Police Work, Police Rappers, or Police N***as.”

Screenshot via Pusha-T’s Instagram

He then went on to speak directly about the song.

“2. @youngthug you were the last verse added to the song and that’s ONLY because I requested YOU,” he added. “And most important @youngthug, just so we are clear… I WOULD NEVER look or need YOUR respect for what it is I bring to this rap game.”

Screenshot via Pusha-T’s Instagram

Screenshot via Pusha-T’s Instagram

Finally, Pusha-T demanded his verse be removed from the deluxe edition of Pop Smoke’s posthumous album.

“@stevenvictor I demand you take me off the deluxe @realpopsmoke album to avoid any confusion that may take away from This amazing body of work,” concluded Push.

Screenshot via Pusha-T’s Instagram

Screenshot via Pusha-T’s Instagram

What do you make of all this?


Lil Wayne Is Reportedly Plotting ‘Tha Carter VI’

Lil Wayne Is Reportedly Plotting 'Tha Carter VI'

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Lil Wayne is currently five albums deep into Tha Carter series and according to a recent interview with Variety, there’s another one in the works.

While speaking to the outlet, the multiplatinum-selling rapper was asked which of the Carter albums was his favorite to which he replied, “My favorite Carter album is the next one.”

The Young Money powerhouse dropped the original Carter project in 2004, Tha Carter II in 2005, Tha Carter III in 2008 and Tha Carter IV in 2011. Tha Carter V finally arrived in 2018 after years of negotiations between himself and Cash Money Records.

The project featured several notable artists, including Snoop Dogg, Nicki Minaj, Travis Scott and Ashanti and entered the Billboard 200 chart at No. 1, selling roughly 480,000 equivalent albums sales in its first week, the second-largest streaming week for an album.

Wayne is singing a different tune than he was during an interview with Q93 in New Orleans last summer. At the time, he alluded the future of the series was uncertain, saying, “I’m not sure. I wouldn’t count it out.”


Tha Carter VI title was also entangled in some red tape. Young Thug attempted to claim the name due to their apparent beef in 2014, but Wayne reportedly got his legal team involved and Thug changed the title of his album to Barter 6.

Wayne has been keeping himself busy during quarantine. He launched a new interview show with Apple Music called Young Money Radio in April and consistently features high profile guests such as Eminem, Dr. Dre and, more recently, 50 Cent. 

He also celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Free Weezy Album by making it available on streaming services for the first time. He and longtime collaborator Mannie Fresh also teased a release date for a joint album during an episode of Young Money Radio earlier this month.


Drake Provides Status Update On ‘Scorpion’ Follow-Up Album

Drake Provides Status Update On 'Scorpion' Follow-Up Album

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Drake has been working on a direct follow-up to his bloated Scorpion album since its 2018 release. But on Sunday (July 5), he provided his fans with a little update on the forthcoming project.

In one of his Instagram Stories, he shared a photo of himself in the studio with “80%” written at the top, alluding to the percentage of the album that’s complete. He coupled it with another photo of the mixing board.

Drake momentarily appeased his fanbase in April with the surprise release of Dark Lane Demo Tapes,  which included previously leaked tracks, SoundCloud songs and some brand new music. Along with the project’s announcement, the OVO boss also promised his sixth studio album would arrive sometime this summer.


Not much is known about the project aside from the fact it’ll be much shorter than its 32-track predecessor. In February, shortly before the coronavirus pandemic took over, Drake spoke to TSN announcers while sitting courtside at the Toronto Raptors-Phoenix Suns game.

“I’ve been doing this for like 10 plus years as well … sometimes you need to set a target goal for yourself just to keep it interesting,” he said. “Last album, I went high volume. I did two sides. It was like 20-something songs, which is a lot of songs.

“This album I’ll probably make it more of a realistic offering. Something more concise. It could be 10, 11 songs – 16. I also do a lot of different types of music, so it’s tough to make it like a seven song album.”

Meanwhile, Drake has been subjected to numerous song leaks over the past several weeks. Most recently, the 6 God’s collaboration with Roddy Rich, “In The Cut,” made the rounds on social media.

Check it out below.


Black Thought Set To Trade Bars With Pusha T, Killer Mike & ScHoolboy Q

Black Thought Set To Trade Bars With Pusha T, Killer Mike & ScHoolboy Q

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Black Thought has announced another installment in the Streams Of Thought series. The 13-track EP, aptly titled Streams Of Thought Vol. 3: Cain & Able, features a wide variety of guests including Killer Mike, Pusha T, ScHoolboy Q, Swizz Beatz and indie rock band Portugal. The Man, among others.

The Roots MC made the reveal in an Instagram post on Monday (July 6) alongside the cover art. In the caption, he explained the project was produced by Sean C and would arrive on July 31. The first single, “Thought Vs. Everybody,” is expected to be released on July 10. He also made sure to tag everyone who’s contributing to the project on the post.

“It’s time,” he wrote. “Streams of Thought Vol. 3: Cain and Able with my brother Sean C (@itsseanc) coming July 31st. Cover art by the talented Khari Turner.”

Streams Of Thought Vol. 2 arrived in November 2018 and boasted nine cuts produced solely by Salaam Remi. Its predecessor, Streams Of Thought Vol. 1, was released that same year in May. Produced by 9th Wonder and the Soul Council, the five-track EP featured Rapsody, Styles P and KIRBY.


The project received a 4.5 out of 5 rating from HipHopDX and proved without a doubt, “Tariq Trotter is a beast and leaving him out of any top lyricist conversations would equate to blasphemy.”

Black Thought recently appeared with Public Enemy at the 2020 BET Awards for an updated version of “Fight The Power” with Nas, Rapsody, YG, Questlove and Enemy Radio MC Jahi.

Check out the tracklist below.

1. I’m Not Crazy (First Contact)
2. State Prisoner
3. Good Morning f. Swizz Beatz, Pusha T and Killer Mike
4. Magnificent
5. Experience” (Interlude)
6. Quiet Trip f. Portugal. The Man & The Last Artful, Dodgr
7. Nature Of The Beast f. Portugal. The Man & The Last Artful, Dodgr
8. We Should Be Good f. CS Armstrong
9. Steak Um” f. ScHoolboy Q
10. Thought Vs. Everybody
11. Ghetto Boyz & Girls f. CS Armstrong
12. Fuel f. Portugal. The Man & The Last Artful, Dodgr
13. I’m Not Crazy (Outro)

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