#PlayTime: That's A Rap! Jay Z And Drake Name Drop Jennifer Lawrence And Lupita Nyong'o In New Tracks

03 April 2014 by

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Either Jay Z and Drake are sad they missed out on a spot in the Ellen DeGeneres's Oscars selfie or they've started some kind of cinema club.

The rappers have both dropped tracks seemingly dissing each other in recent weeks and while they might not have had kind words for one another, they both give high praise to the leading ladies of Hollywood in their lyrics.

Jay dropped 'We Made It' last week with help from New Orleans emcee Jay Electronica. In the hit he mentions Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong'o's success with movie 12 Years A Slave.

'I'm on my Lupita Nyong'o, Stuntin' on stage, after 12 Years A Slave,' he rapped. 'This Ace of Spades look like an Oscar. Black tux, look like a mobster.'

Lupita's delighted with her mention, taking to Twitter to tell the two Jays that she squealed 'with glee' when she first heard the song. 'Dear Mr. Carter & Mr. Thedford, your shout-out made me screech with glee,' she tweeted. 'Mad BK & NOLA love. #WeMadelt - LN @S_C_ @JayElectronica.'

Drake released new number 'Draft Day' yesterday, sampling Lauren Hill's classic 1998 hit 'Doo Wop (That Thing)'. As well as making a sly dig at the 'married folk' on the record [*cough* Jay Z *cough*] he also revealed a love for one of our all time faves - Jennifer Lawrence.

As well as showing off impressive Hunger Games knowledge, Drake also lets slip he has a bit of a crush on the actress (in a slightly sleazy way).

'On some Hunger Games s***/I would die for my district,' raps Drake. 'Jennifer Lawrence/You could really get it/I mean, for real girl, you know I had to do it for ya.'

We hope leading-lady name-dropping becomes a trend. Fingers crossed for a Meryl Streep shout out from Kendrick. 

Whose track do you prefer Jay Z's or Drake's?


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Martin Shawn Correy (Fri Apr 25 07:59:27 BST 2014): JAY Z's thats real rap unlike that bs ballad by mrs dreezy!!..wish jay just re-directed drake to listen to the watcher2..