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In case you hadn't heard, Drake — the rapper — will perform in Des Moines on Oct. 4.

And Drake — the university — had a pretty perfect response to the news.

After years of students lobbying to #BringDrakeToDrake, the university is taking this opportunity to get the "Hotline Bling" rapper to visit Old Main and the Blue Oval seriously.

"We would like to take this opportunity to invite Drizzy for a tour of campus," the university said in a statement released just hours after Drake's concert date was announced.

The press release is peppered with references to the rapper's lyrics, including this line:

"Just as Mr. Graham has skyrocketed to the height of fame, our University started from the bottom in 1881 and rose to become one of the nation’s top-ranked private universities."

Here's the full statement:

Drake University Statement

This isn't the first time the university has tried to get Drake's attention.

Former Drake University Student Body President David Karaz sent the rapper a gift basket full of Bulldog blue when Drake hosted Saturday Night Live in 2014.

Hope @Drake likes the Drake gear I sent him,would look great on @nbcsnl tonight

Although Drake and Drake do share the same name, there are also some important differences to note.

Difference #1? Their Twitter handles.

Even Drake University's new president Earl "Marty" Martin got them confused last year.

Hanging with a @Drake beautiful bulldog on the Freedom Trail in Boston! pic.twit

Besides @DrakeUniversity and @Drake, here are some other differences between the two Drakes, compiled by former Juice writer Joe Lawler:

Drake University vs. Drake

 

Drake University

Drake

Established

1881

1986

Name came from

Francis Marion Drake, school founder and 16th governor of Iowa

Drake is his middle name

Sample lyric

 

“Here’s to the one who’s brave and bold,

Ready to battle like days of old,

Fights like a Bulldog for victory,

Oh, here’s to the one who wears the “D”.

— The “D” Song”

“You used to call me on my cell phone. 

Late night when you need my love.

I know when that hotline bling.

That can only mean one thing.”

— Hotline Bling

Unfortunate slogan

D+

YOLO

Impressive ranking

One of the 25 oldest law schools in America

Grammy award-winner, Best Rap Album 2013

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