Is Drake Dissing Jay Z on His New Song 'Draft Day'?

Drake Performs at the O2 Arena
Drake performs at O2 Arena on March 24, 2014 in London, England. (Getty Images)more pics »A few weeks ago, Jay Z surprised a lot of his fans when he took a direct hit at fellow chart-topper Drake in Jay Electronica's "We Made It" remix, rapping, “Sorry Mrs. Drizzy, for so much art talk / Silly me rappin’ ’bout shit that I really bought / Why these rappers rap about guns they ain’t shot? / And a bunch of other silly shit that they ain’t got?"

Now that Drake has dropped his new tune "Draft Day," which samples Lauryn Hill's classic hit "Doo Wop (That Thing)," people are practically mining it for a response. And there just might be one.

It's pretty clear where Drake's fire is coming from when he raps "I'm focused on makin' records and gettin' bigger / Just hits, no misses, that's for the married folk." It's a direct response: "No misses" from Mrs. Drizzy, because he's unmarried and does not ever bomb.

But that's as direct as he gets in this song. Drake makes more of a statement by constructing the lyrical content entirely around himself: Like an expert athlete, he's singularly focused on his own game. "Draft Day" is dedicated to Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, aka "Johnny Football," who apparently holds a dear place in Drake's heart — and not just because he has "OVO" (October's Very Own) tattooed on his wrist.

Don't worry — that one line is not enough to provoke a full-blown rap feud. Honestly, Jay could use some provoking these days.



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