Today (March 23), Jay Z addressed Drake’s recent Rolling Stone comments about art references on his verse on Jay Electronica’s “We Made It.”
“Sorry Mrs. Drizzy for so much art talk,” Jay Z raps on the track. “Silly me, rappin’ ’bout shit that I really bought / While these rappers rap about guns that they ain’t shot / And a bunch of other silly shit that they ain’t got.”
Jay Z’s “Drizzy” reference likely stems from Drake’s Rolling Stone interview in February. In the article, Drake criticizes Jay Z’s references to art.
“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 make a reference to Jay Z and Kanye West on “I’m 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 West. In the article, Drake admits that he wasn’t in good graces with West 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.”
The article also included criticism of Kanye West’s Yeezus album. “There were some real questionable bars on there,” Drake says in the article. “Like that Swag-hili line? Come on man, man. Even Fabolous wouldn’t say some shit like that.”
After the Rolling Stone article was published, Drake said that he never criticized Yeezus and vowed to not do anymore interviews.
Jay Z’s verse on Jay Electronica’s “We Made It” follows Drake’s appearance with Soulja Boy on “We Made It Freestyle.” Both selections share the same beat.