Odd Future affiliate Frank Ocean has released an open letter which touches on his future endeavors and recently hooking up with rap mogul Jay-Z and Pharrell Williams in the studio.
In a new Tumblr post, Ocean also questions what keeps Jay and Pharrell inspired to keep innovating rather than cashing in on retirement.
“I SAD IN THE STUDIO DAYS AGO WITH JIGGAMAN AND PHARRELL. PHARRELL LOOKS 19. THEY SEEMED LIKE OLD FRIENDS. I WONDER HOW MANY TROPHIES ARE LODGED IN THEIR MINDS. I WONDER WHY THEY STILL BUILD. I BUILD THINGS FOR THE SPORT AND THE THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS. FOR IMMORTALITY B*****TCH. I SAY IMMORTALITY IN JEST, BECAUSE WE ALL KNOW ONE THING FOR CERTAIN. HOLY F*CK, I DON’T WANT WANNA WRITE ABOUT THAT RIGHT NOW. [sic]” (Frank Ocean’s Tumblr)
A photo of Ocean, Williams and Jay in the studio landed online last week.
Last night (October 8), Pharrell tweeted a picture that has hip-hop fans buzzing. The Neptunes producer posted a photo of himself with Jay-Z and Frank Ocean in the studio, captioned: “Yessur, in the studio with @S_C_ and @frank_ocean.” In a subsequent tweet he said, “Can’t wait for y’all to hear what I’m working on,” referring to Hova as his “big bro” and Ocean as his “lil bro.” So, it seems the collaboration is going to be a family affair. (Exclaim)
No stranger to either music star, Jigga has worked with both Williams and Ocean on hit records.
Jigga has previously worked with Pharrell and Frank in “I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)” and “No Church in the Wild” respectively. Meanwhile, Pharrell and Frank once teamed up for “Sweet Life” which is featured in the Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All star’s solo debut album “Channel Orange.” (Ace Showbiz)
Prior to inking a deal with Sony RED, Odd Future reportedly caught the interest of Jay-Z.
Even Sean “Diddy” Combs is bowing to the wild demands of yet-to-be signed, punk-rock- hip-hop supergroup Odd Future. Music honchos including Roc Nation’s Jay- Z, SRC’s Steve Rifkind and Interscope’s Jimmy Iovine have been fighting to sign the band described as an “urban Sex Pistols.” The anti-establishment band has been having some fun by asking the bigwigs to meet them on their turf. (New York Post)