Martin's Jay-Z rap
13:30 28 September 2006
Chris Martin has recorded a hip-hop track with Jay-Z.
The 'Coldplay' frontman - famous for penning melodic hits - sang the vocals on the yet unnamed hip-hop tune "for a bit of fun".
Chris was reportedly so impressed with the urban sounds that he decided to try his hand at mc-ing, but his efforts will not be included on Jay Z's new album.
A source told Britain's Daily Star newspaper: "Jay taught him a verse and he was recorded doing about a minute of it.
"It's not for Jay's album, it's just a bit of fun. Chris loved it and had a laugh holding the microphone like a rapper and grabbing his crotch while he was rhyming."
Despite getting snubbed by Jay-Z, Chris's rap has been a hit with the New York club scene.
The source added: "It's now on a mix-tape doing the rounds in New York."
Chris - who is married to actress Gwyneth Paltrow - has previously also collaborated with Kanye West and the 'Streets' rapper Mike Skinner.
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