Pusha T gazed intensely at a sprawling crowd on New York City's Randall's Island Saturday afternoon (June 2) and spoke the two words that have come to embody the arms race he knows the coming months will bring: "Surgical summer."
This was all the crowd heard of "The Story of Adidon," the eviscerating Drake takedown many are already calling one of the millennium's greatest diss tracks. Pusha didn't address the beef directly, but he did debut his week-old album, Daytona, marking the first time its smoldering songs saw the stage. He saved "Infrared" for last.
And while Pusha showed icy restraint, the crowd was more than happy to weigh in on recent events; Unprompted, the side stage audience -- largely less than half Pusha's age -- delved into fiendish "Fuck Drake!" chants whenever there was dead air.