It’s a cruel summer indeed. Immediately following the release of Pop Smoke’s posthumous album Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon, a collaboration featuring Pusha T, Young Thug, and Gunna that didn’t make the final cut surfaced online.
The track titled “Paranoia” is a hard-hitting collaboration that showcases each rapper going back-and-forth. Most notable appearance goes to Pusha T, who ignited his feud with Drake. On the track the Virginia rapper subliminally calls out the Canadian rapper. He says: “You know reality bites/It’s chess not checkers/Those empty threats only sound good on your records/If the patois is not followed by blocka/It’s like marked for death Screwface, without the choppa/Let ‘em rush the stage when you made like Sinatra”.
Pusha T references Drake’s polarizing attempts at utilizing different dialects, as well as an incident that occurred during Pusha’s Daytona Tour in Toronto.
Fellow collaborator Young Thug decided to clear his name as well as confirming he didn’t know about the verse. Following that, Pusha T responded and further more reigniting the feud by calling Drake the “police”.
Young Thug addresses Pusha T’s presumed Drake diss on their newly surfaced Pop Smoke collab:— CTRLNOW (@ctrInow) July 7, 2020
“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...and if I knew it was about him (Drake) I would’ve made changes” pic.twitter.com/02VE8LfGDT
Listen to a snippet of Pusha T’s verse:
Pusha T’s verse on Pop Smoke’s “Paranoia” pic.twitter.com/OLhoiRyfXe— HipHipArchives33 (@archives33) July 4, 2020