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Drake – Draft Day (Prod. Boi-1da) [Audio]

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Toronto, ONDrake and Boi-1da just launched their latest single together entitled “Draft Day.” This joint is a shout-out to Drake’s quarterback homie, Johnny Manziel. Because – you know – the NFL draft. Cool fun fact: supposedly Manziel has an OVO tattoo on his wrist (thanks Rap Genius). Anyways, the bromance love is real. So real.

But it’s much more than that. Drizzy parallels his rise-to-rap-supremacy with Manziel’s rise to supreme-quarterback-baller-status. And Boi-1da brings it with this dope sampling of Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop (That Thing),” which makes for a vibed-out ear worm of a beat.

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Drizzy also uses this joint to make some shout-outs, and a couple of backhand comments. Like when he pokes fun at Chance the Rapper: “And if I left shit to chance I would’ve picked a name like Chance the Rapper
/ No offense cause I don’t know that n*gga.” Drake shouts out Jennifer Lawrence, too: “Jennifer Lawrence you can really get it/ I mean for real, girl you know I had to do it for ya.” Cute, right? I’m going to guess that at some point, a Drizzy fangirl is going to go hunt down J. Law because of this.

And the Internet is already speculating that the “Just hits, no misses, that’s for the married folk” line is a comeback aimed at Hova for calling out Drake in that Jay Electronica remix of “We Made It.” But it’s not enough of an outright diss to make ish hit the fan. So for now, it’s all just speculation.


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