Interscope Records’ Hit-Boy has the Internet chattering after teasing a long-rumored collaboration between rap veteran Nas and Odd Future’s Frank Ocean. #DreamsComeTrue
Hit-Boy relied on his Instagram page to tease fans about the track’s existence heading into the weekend.
What do we have here? The myth of the lost Nas song “White Jesus” featuring Frank Ocean may finally become a reality. Hit-Boy took to his Instagram today to tease the record, saying that he finally found the files that were thought to be lost this whole time. If you remember, the record was intended to be on Nas’ Life Is Good album, but the files were lost, leaving almost no hope that the song would see the light of day. Could it finally be on the way? Let us pray to the hip-hop gods that it happens. (Complex)
While he would not dish out too many details, HB described the mystery track as something new and refreshing for the rap game in January 2013.
Hit couldn’t give many more details but said that when “No Such Thing as White Jesus” does finally surface, it will be like nothing we’ve heard from the energetic beatmaker thus far. “It’s different from what you’re used to from me as for as far as the newer joints, as far as the energy joints,” he said. “It’s like a real-life song.” (MTV)
In November 2012, he broke the news of discovering the track after previously claiming it was lost for good.
“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 November 8th.
“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 could 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)
Check out the teaser: