On March 23, Jay-Z opened up about Drake’s recent Rolling Stone comments concerning the use of art references in a verse on Jay Electronica’s “We Made It” track.
“Sorry Mrs. Drizzy for so much art talk,” Jay Z raps on the track.
“Silly me, rappin’ ’bout s**t that I really bought — while these rappers rap about guns that they ain’t shot — and a bunch of other silly s**t that they ain’t got.”
Go in Hove — go in!
Jay Z’s “Drizzy” reference stems from Drake’s trade mark alias, a name dropped several times during his interview. In that interview, Drake openly criticizes Jay Z’s references to art in his lyrics
“It’s like Hov can’t drop bars these days without at least four art references,” Drake says in the article. ”I would love to collect [art] at some point, but I think the whole Rap/art world thing is getting kind of corny.”
Prior to that, Drake was believed to have made a reference to Jay Z and Kanye West on “Im On One.”
“I’m just feelin’ like the throne is for the taking,” Drake raps on the track. ”Watch me take it.”
In its article, Rolling Stone notes that Drake’s line is likely a reference to Watch The Throne, a collaborative album made by Jay-Z and Kanye in 2011.
In the article, Drake admits that he wasn’t in good graces with Kanye and Jay at one point. “It was a lack of communication paired with natural competitiveness,” Drake says in the piece. “But those two are gods to me.”