Drake “Duppy Freestyle” Lyrics Translated Into English


I’m in shock
The nerve, the audacity


How dare you have the audacity to mention my name on The Breakfast Club alleging that I do not write my own lyrics & that I’m not a “real MC”.  That’s pure blasphemy.  Well, I have a few words for you Mr. Terrence LeVarr Thornton professionally known as Pusha T.


So if you rebuke me for working with someone else on a couple of Vs
What do you really think of the nigga that’s making your beats?
I’ve done things for him I thought that he never would need
Father had to stretch his hands out and get it from me
I pop style for 30 hours, then let him repeat
Now, you popping up with the jokes, I’m dead, I’m asleep
I just left from over by y’all putting pen to the sheets
Tired of sitting quiet, and helping my enemies eat
Keep getting temperature checks
They know that my head overheats
Don’t know why the fuck you niggas listen to Denim or Steve
Must’ve had your Infrared wrong, now your head in the beam
Y’all are the spitting image of whatever jealousy breeds
Don’t push me when I’m in album mode
You not even top 5 as far as your label talent goes
You send shots, well, I got to challenge those
But I bring Calicos to the Alamo
I could never have a Virgil in my circle and hold him back ’cause he makes me nervous
I wanna see my brothers flourish to their higher purpose
You niggas leeches and serpents
I think it’s good that now the teachers are learning, yeah
Your brother said, it was your cousin then him, then you
So, you don’t rap what you did, you just rap what you knew
Don’t be ashamed, it’s plenty niggas that do what you do
There’s no malice in your heart, you’re an approachable dude
Man, you might’ve sold to college kids for Nike Mercedes
But you act like you sold drugs for Escobar in the ’80s
I had a microphone of yours, but then the signature faded
I think that pretty much resembles what’s been happening lately
Please believe your demise will be televised, yeah
And as for Q, man I changed his life a couple times
Nigga was at Kroger working double time
Ya’ll acting like he made the boy when I was trying to help the guy
Yeah, who gassed you to play with me?
Man, you made this shit as easy as ABCs
Whoever supposedly making me hits, but then got no hits sound like they need me
My hooks did it, my lyrics did it, my spirit did it
I’m fearless with it, yeah
I really shouldn’t have given you none of my time
‘Cause you older than the nigga you running behind
Look, holla at me when you multi-million
I told you keep playing with my name and I’ma let it ring on you
Like Virginia Williams
I’m too resilient, get out your feelings
It’s gonna be a cruel summer for you
I told Weezy and Baby “I’ma done him for you”
Tell ‘Ye we got a invoice coming to you
Considering that we just sold another 20 for you


Dear Mr. Terrence LeVarr Thornton,

You choose to dismiss my talent for simply working with another artist by the name of Quentin Miller who stated back in 2015 that he only helped me to put a couple of songs together, not write my lyrics for me.  Well, if that’s that case, then how do you feel about Kanye West?  You know, the man who makes most of your beats as I’m sure he’s helped you put songs together plenty of times in the studio.  I’ve done a lot of things for Quentin Miller that he more than likely didn’t need from me and as a result he’s now a better artist standing on his own.  Meanwhile I can get inside of a recording booth and make music for 30 straight hours if I wanted to while you are too busy running around telling corny jokes that fail to get a laugh out of me.  I’m not sure if you realize this, but I was recently in your neck of the woods writing wonderful rhymes for future projects because I’ve grown tired of sitting around and watching all of the people who take issues with me continually get paid off of talking about me being on top of the rap game.  I’ve been in the studio making music at such a non-stop pace that one of the side effects I’m experiencing is overheating which requires me to constantly have my temperature check to make sure that all of this fire building up inside of my brain doesn’t slow me down.  For the life of me I have to figure out why you knee grows continue to listen to people like Steven Victor and some other person named Denim who work for Def Jam Records.  Your latest song titled Infrared apparently had you in the wrong frame of mind to where you could honestly think you could effectively diss me on record.  Now I’ve flipped the script on you and dissed you on record and the fans appear to love my diss more than yours.  Sadly Terrence LeVarr Thornton, you are a textbook case for happens when the feelings of jealousy take over ones body.  Also remember, I’m currently in my proper state of mind to where I’m preparing another album which is when I believe I tend to do my best writing, so please don’t continue to push me or else I will have to let you know how serious my skills with a pen and pad could be.  I’m not sure if you realized this or not Terrence LeVarr Thornton, but on your  G.O.O.D. Music label that you are currently signed to that is owned by Kanye West, you are not even in the top 5 of the artists signed to that label.  But since you have decided to call me out, well I must offer you a response.  But when I normally respond to other artists, my responses are often times quite lethal.  To paint a better picture, imagine that I am at the famous Battle of the Alamo fight that took place in 1836.  While everybody was running around shooting Davy Crockett style rifles and muskets, I show up with a modern day Calico M960 semi-automatic carbine.  Now imagine you are holding the musket and I am holding the Calico.  You stand no chance against me Terrence LeVarr Thornton.  In case you are wondering who Virgil (real name Publius Vergillius Maro) is, he was an ancient Roman poet from the Augustan period who wrote three of the most famous poems in Latin literature titled:  the Eclogues, the Georgics, and the Aenid.  The reason why I bringing up Virgil is because in some ways due to your lyrical agility, I sort of view you as Virgil.  Sadly, unlike the G.O.O.D. Music label that Kanye West signed you to, I could never have an artist as lyrically talented as you are on my OVO Sound label and not let that artist attempt to succeed to their fullest potential for fear of that artist outshining me on my own label.  I want to the see the artists that I work with on my label strive to achieve greater success than I have currently accomplished.  But ultimately, rap artists like you are really nothing more than leeches and serpents trying to ride the coattails of others then talk about these people behind their backs.  But this is also a good thing in that older artist such as yourself are finally learning this about yourselves.  I remember your brother Gene Elliott Thornton Jr. professionally known as No Malice (used to be just Malice prior to him leaving the music industry) used to talk about how it was he and your cousin who were really the ones selling illegal narcotics to people in your community before you decided to join their business.  So in essence, everything you talk about doing in your raps, you never really did.  You were just rapping about what you saw others doing.  But that’s nothing to be ashamed about.  Plenty of rappers do the same thing as you.  In your rap songs you claim to be such a tough guy but we both know that this is not true.  Pretty much anybody feels welcome when they approach you to say hello.  But let’s just say that you actually did sell illegal narcotics when you were younger, more than likely you were probably selling just enough illegal narcotics to feed your Nike shoe habit and possibly buy a Mercedes Benz.  But if people listen to your raps long enough, you would honestly have people out here believing that you were a major cocaine distributor for Pablo Escobar as if this was the 1980s.  I remember I once had a microphone that you autographed but over time, sadly your signature faded away.  The faded signature on that microphone pretty much resembles your career over the last decade in terms of you really not being relevant anymore.  But since you chose to come at me in such a public manner, please understand your ultimate demise by me will be televised for the world to witness.  As far as Quentin Miller goes, I changed his life multiple times.  When I first met him he was working at the bakery in the Kroger grocery store working double time.  You all are acting like he is the reason I am who I am today when in reality it was I who was trying to help him become who he is today.  I mean, I’m seriously sitting around wondering who put this idea into your head to disrespect me as if I’m not a real artist.  But I guess it doesn’t matter because challenging you right back is really child’s play at the end of the day as if I’m reciting the ABCs.  Think about this, you claim that there are people out there supposedly making me hit records yet these people do not have any hit records of their own.  So who really needs who?  The hooks I create, the lyrics I write and my spirit are the reason for my songs being such massive successes because I’m fearless when it comes to creating music.  I really should not have wasted my time addressing you because you are 10 years older than me yet you are so far behind me in terms of career progression.  I mean, when you actually become a multi-millionaire off of rap music, then maybe you might can say that you are on my level.  It’s nice that you finally got your longtime girlfriend Virginia Williams an engagement ring, but if you keep mentioning my name I’m going to have come hard on you like that nice ring you bought your woman.  Unlike you being so caught up in your feelings, I’m rather resilient and always bounce back when people are talk about me in a negative way.  Please understand that this is not going to be the summer of success you are expecting for your latest project titled Daytona.  I recently spoke with Bryan Christopher Williams (Birdman) and Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. (Lil’ Wayne) and told them that I will do my best to destroy the remainder of your career for them.  In the meanwhile, please inform Mr. Kanye West that I will be forwarding him an invoice billing him for $100,000 (USD) for promotional assistance & reviving your career for simply mentioning your name in my diss track.


Aubrey Drake Graham


To be honest



In case you do not know what duppy means, it is a word of Caribbean origin meaning malevolent ghost or spirit that are said to come out and haunt people at night.  So Terrence LeVarr Thornton as you read this, understand that I will always haunt you because you will never be on my level.

Your favorite mulatto.
%d bloggers like this: