I ball hard, you bench ride, so fuck you and yo' baseline
Slick wordplay from Push. He’s a baller — after all, he’s on the starting team. You? You’re on the bench.
In addition the use of “bassline” creates;
- Wordplay on “ball hard”, making it a basketball reference. He balls as hard as ball player!
- A homonym, it also means the musical bassline which refers to heavy bass beats. This could be a reference to numerous things including;
Heavy bass is used in electro dance music to make “pop” chart records. (This ties in with the next line regarding the Nielson SoundScan)
With this line, Pusha might be responding to this Drake line that many think is a shot at Pusha.
Only thing you got is some years on me, so fuck you and your time difference!
He might also be responding to and playing on this Drake line from “The Motto”:
Like we sittin on the bench, nigga, we don’t really play
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