“Apologies go out to all of my fans, ‘cause they waited so patiently” said Roc Nation artist Jay Electronica, during the remix of popular Soulja boy song “We Made it” on which he is featured alongside rap great, Jay Z. This track marks the third recent release for New Orleans native Jay Electronica but is the first collaboration between the two since 2011’s Shiny suit theory.
While Electronica used his opening verse to entice listeners with a lyrical blend of self motivation and references to ancient mysticism, it seemed to many that Jay Z used his portion of the song to send a larger message to a smaller audience. For many this remix can be seen as a re-introduction for Electronica who has been on a musical hiatus, but some argue that Jay’s verse is targeted towards Drake.
The YMCMB artist released his own remake of the Eastbound and Down track in December and Hov’s lyrics from this most recent remix seem to respond to statements made by Drizzy in a recent interview.
“Hov can’t drop bars these days without at least four art references.” said Drake in a recent interview with Rolling Stone, many believe Hov is referencing this statement when he spits,
“Sorry Mr. Drizzy for so much art talk,” he says, “silly me rappin’ about shit that I really bought/ while these rappers rap about guns they ain’t shot/and a bunch of other silly shit that they ain’t got.”
While I hope a beef isn’t brewing, it’s fair to say that both Jay’s were sending a message with this track and while I hope it is geared at gathering a larger audience only time will tell if it was in fact a jab at Drake.