Even though Frank Ocean has been busy of late collaborating with Diplo, former members of The Clash, and even the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, the singer is also in the thick of planning the follow-up to his 2012 hit album Channel Orange. On Tuesday, Billboard reported that Ocean is teaming up with producers Hit-Boy and Michael Jackson collaborator Rodney Jerkins in addition to longtime allies Kevin Ristro, Happy Perez and Charlie Gambetta. Billboard also said that Ocean has signed on with management company Three Six Zero, whose roster consists of such artists as Deadmau5 and Calvin Harris, following his departure from 4 Strikes.
“I have so much to say, it’s almost selfish of me.”
Fine & short words from Kendrick Lamar when he was asked about his upcoming LP. He revealed that there will be no guests on his album, but with production by Dr. Dre & Digi+Phonics and that it’ll be more aggressive and emotional. He also said that there are plenty of unreleased tracks from Good Kid, m.A.A.d Cityin a recent interview with Rolling Stone: ”There was a lot left out of good kid. It could have been a 30-track album. There are a few new [songs] that can tie in with what I was talking about..”. There isn’t a release date yet, so stay tuned.
The powerful vocalist, Ariana Grande is set to drop her sophomore effort with My Everything. You can get here right now, featuring Big Sean, Zedd, Childish Gambino, A$AP Ferg, Cashmere Cat, The Weeknd and Iggy Azalea.