Wondering if you guys had come across in the news the awful lyrics of rapper Pusha-T where he is condemning Producer ‘40’ who has MS. I don’t think Pusha-T should get away with this and something that we should band together and spread awareness of his words!
These are the lyrics:
OVO 40, hunched over like he 80—tick, tick, tick
How much time he got? That man is sick, sick, sick
This was written about these lyrics specifically too to give you some more info:
Noah Shebib also known as ‘40’ is Drake’s go-to producer and one of the founding members of the OVO Sound crew. He is an ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2005. Multiple Sclerosis breaks down the myelin sheath, a layer of fat covering neurons which can lead to loss of communication between neurons, often resulting in tingling sensation, tremors, or bad posture.
Push plays on Noah’s nickname by doubling the number 40 to create the imagery of an 80 year old man. He then alludes to the fact that 40 may be running out of time—due to his condition damaging his health—by using onomatopoeia to imitate a clock ticking away. 40 talked about his condition at length in a 2012 CNN interview.