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OTRC: Drake - 'Draft Day' song samples Lauryn Hill, cites Jennifer Lawrence (Audio)

Drake appears at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York on Aug. 25, 2013. (Humberto Carreno / startraksphoto.com)

Drake has released a new song that samples a Lauryn Hill classic and name checks Jennifer Lawrence -- and no, this was not an April Fool's joke.

The Canadian rapper, 27, dropped a new track titled "Draft Day" late on Tuesday, April 1, linking to the song on Soundcloud through his official Twitter account. The song can be listened to here (Warning: contains expletives).

The song contains a sample of the Lauryn Hill hit single "Doo Wop (That Thing)," which was first released in 1998 as part of her classic album "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill." It is common practice in hip-hop for artists to sample songs from the past in contemporary releases. Drake has sampled the likes of Whitney Houston and Wu-Tang Clan, among others.

Drake also gives a shout-out to actress Jennifer Lawrence and makes a reference to "The Hunger Games" film franchise. The lyrics include, "On some 'Hunger Games' [expletive] I would die for my district / Jennifer Lawrence you could really get it / I mean for real girl you know I had to do it for ya."

The new song comes a week after the rapper completed a European tour in support of his 2013 album "Nothing Was the Same." The LP, which contains the hit songs "Hold On, We're Going Home" and "Stared From The Bottom," was featured on OTRC.com's list of the 10 best albums of 2013.

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