The 29-year-old Oscar nominee for 2009's ''Precious'' costars in the third season of ''The Big C'' (Sundays at 9:30 p.m. on Showtime)

By Tanner Stransky
Updated May 04, 2012 at 04:00 AM EDT

Jessie J, Abracadabra

”This is about how you’re not looking for love but just — abracadabra! — it happens. I’m actually really into magic. I’ve always been fascinated by things popping out of nowhere.”

Bruno Mars, Liquor Store Blues

”I assume this is about a street dancer who’s broke as hell, singing a song outside a liquor store. He just wants enough money to buy some liquor and a lotto ticket. I kind of dig that aspect of it — everything in life is a lotto scratch, in a way. We’re all just taking our chances.”

Teairra Mar, Sponsor

”It’s about a boyfriend who buys her stuff, and he’s her sponsor. I like that I’m my own sponsor. I don’t spend money a lot — I’m a creepy, creepy miser. But every now and then when I feel down, I’ll buy myself a little tiny thing from Tiffany’s.”

Childish Gambino, Outside

”It’s about how he had a dream, and everyone else is afraid to move outside of the box of their neighborhood or their family. I was on the outside of Brooklyn, where I’m from, that same way. I saw more of the world than everyone else did.”