G.O.O.D. Music’s Hit-Boy recently addressed the unreleased Nas and Frank Ocean “No Such Thing As A White Jesus” collaboration and admitted he is the one to blame for it never dropping.
According to Hit-Boy, he lost the big collaboration while traveling on the road.
“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)
Earlier the same month, Ocean revealed a technical problem kept the collabo from hitting airwaves.
There was also a collaboration with Nas, “No Such Thing as White Jesus,” that was unfortunately lost to a technological mishap. Mr. Ocean expressed regret that album deadlines prevented him from recreating the song from scratch, and he broke into song to capture what was lost: “Whatever you do, young king, don’t wind up dead/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” (New York Times)
Last year, Nasty Nas gave him props on bringing new life to the entertainment business.
“Frank Ocean is just a new gust of wind to move things out the way and give us something new,” the “Nasty” MC previously told Billboard of the Odd Future crooner, who’s worked with Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Beyoncé. During a recent interview with Toronto’s Flow 93.5, he elaborated on who he was referring to, saying, “Just the garbage, the garbage pail kids out there that’s everywhere.” The discerning Nas bestowed praise on the “Novacane” singer. “Everybody just don’t have it, so somebody that comes out like Frank Ocean and does it his way and sings his way, it’s fresh, it’s good for the game,” he explained. (Rap-Up)
Check out Hit-Boy’s interview below: