News: Nas & Frank Ocean's Lost, Mystery Collabo Discovered?
Thursday, Nov 8, 2012 5:45PM
Fans still upset over Nas and Frank Ocean's "No Such Thing As A White Jesus" collaboration disappearing into thin air can start smiling as G.O.O.D. Music's Hit-Boy now claims he may have saved the day.
Hit-Boy broke the news of discovering the mysterious track Thursday (November 8).
"It's a miracle. @RickyAnderson found the infamous blue drive with the vocals from the Nas/frank ocean pro tools session and many more hits.," Hit tweeted.
"That drive had been missing for 7 months. The drive was packed up with Kanye equipment from some sessions I had with him in April." (Hit-Boy's Twitter)
Following the big retrieval, HB spoke on what the fans can now expect.
The G.O.O.D. Music in-house producer spoke to Hip-Hop Wired moments ago to speak on the origins of the record. "They had packed it up with Kanye's s**t, which I always felt," Hit-Boy told HHW. "This was from when I saw you and LowKey and chopped it up downstairs (at Jungle City Studios) when I was out there (in New York City)," said Hit-Boy. The record which was supposed to be on Nas' latest album, now might not have a home quite yet, so have a little patience on it's release. "It was supposed to be there," Hit says of the record. "We are going to figure something out. It's just dope so I don't know when it'll be out." (HHW)
Back in August, the G.O.O.D. Music hitmaker revealed he lost their "White Jesus" collabo.
"I had a bunch of sessions on [a hard drive], and in the mix somehow, in traveling, I lost the drive," Hit said in an interview. "It's not only that song -- it's a bunch of other songs I could be done with right now, and I'm kinda pissed about it, but it is what it is. You live and you learn. Now, I'm backing up everything three times over -- I had talked to Frank about it and he was gonna try to re-cut it, but he was doing so much for his album that he didn't have the time. It just didn't come together." (Femme Fatale Mixshow)
Around mid-July, Nasty Nas spoke on the unreleased track's potential.
Nas wouldn't confirm that "White Jesus" was the exact track he had planned to record with Ocean, but admitted that a collaboration between him and Frank would be pretty big. "I've talked about a song with Frank Ocean about a year and a half before anybody worked with him and since then it's been a heavily anticipated record, but I didn't talk about which song actually," Esco told MTV News when he walked the carpet at the Moet Rose Lounge at Bagatelle in New York on Monday night. Nas confirmed that he and the Channel Orange singer never got a chance to complete their track. "Now, I've talked about us working and we never got to that point, completing a great record," he said before pondering the potential outcome. "Who knows? I guess it would've been a big record if it ever came to light." (MTV)