Frank Ocean Reveals Lost Nas Collaboration - And Making Beyoncé Cry
Frank Ocean has been the name on most people’s lips this week following the revealing letter than the singer released recently, discussing his bisexuality. The New York Times did a profile on the R&B singer at just the right time, taking a closer look into Frank Ocean's music past. The Odd Future crooner has worked with the likes of Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Kanye West; but one addition we never got the chance to listen to was his 'lost' collaboration with Nas…
Ocean revealed that he had made a song with Nas, which has been lost due to a technological mishaps. Entitled 'No Such Thing As White Jesus', the singer recited some lyrics from the song:
“Whatever you do, young king, don’t wind up dead,” he sings. “Young queen, cross your legs, put a crown on your head and remove the chains. ‘Cause even diamond chains are for slaves, don’t set foot in no penitentiary and don’t taste the poison… don’t you bail on your families.”
Ocean then went on to talk about his songwriting and experiencing success: "I wouldn’t do it all if there wasn’t that catharsis. It’s definitely an extension of my talk therapy. When I did have some success, it further emboldens you to be like, 'no, I’m just going to write what I feel I should write."
He also revealed that stars such as Beyoncé have been moved by his songwriting skills. When Ocean played back the ballad 'I miss you' to Beyoncé, which he wrote for her album ‘4’, she shed a tear. Frank revealed: “She came in and heard the song, and she shed a tear and recorded it,” he said, “and I wanted to shed a tear.”
Frank Ocean's debut album 'Channel Orange' is set to be released on July 17.
Words: Kristian Galea (@KrisSoAppalled)