I really like this stripped down cover of Frank Ocean’s ‘Novacane’ by JR Aquino. He handles the vocal abilities pretty well, apparently he was on American Idol too? I don’t watch, I wouldn’t know, but the Frank Ocean cover is pretty solid.
Nas is planning on collaborating with Frank Ocean, whom he calls “a new gust of wind”, on his next album. His forthcoming album is inspired by new music, and after his last release, ‘Nas’, which he seems to feel was a somewhat incomplete or fractured release, he is ready to return to the studio. He seems much more willing to go with the flow and let what happens happen on this upcoming release, he even stated that he had over thought the music too much on his previous album.
Nas’ ‘Illmatic’ is within the top three or five greatest rap albums ever made, it’s probably one of the best albums in music in general. Although he hasn’t been able to achieve the mind blowing, almost demi-god-like lyrical state of mind he was in on his debut, the Queens born rapper has still released some solid tracks over the years.
Frank Ocean on the other had is a fast rising star and the designated RnB talent in the Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All rap group. Personally I consider him to be among the most talented in the group. His music is an ethereal, kind of psychedelic RnB, with a strong dose of guitar sampling. While he has been compared to Drake by some, this guy is infinitely more talented then Drake. Comparing Frank Ocean to Drake is like comparing Family Guy to the Cleveland Show. Its Just. Not. The. Same. Just like Family Guy, Frank is on a whole other level.
So basically, I’m psyched for Nas’ next album now.
One Love – Nas
Novacane – Frank Ocean
‘Goblin’ comes out in the US tomorrow, and it’s already out in Europe. Tyler, the Creator and MellowHype both have albums on the way, probably in 2012, despite very recent releases. Earl Sweatshirt is bound to be released from Samoan boarding school within the next couple of years, he’s gotta be 18 very soon right? How long has it been since he released ‘Earl’? Two years? Obviously Odd Future’s mainstream takeover is still in its early stages.
With the ‘Goblin’ release looming, and due to suggestions for an Earl vs. Tyler kinds of poll, I decided to make a poll asking, who is your favorite OF member. And hopefully the next poll won’t be Odd Future-centric. Two in a row is cool, time to move on after this, but for now, drop a vote.
After years of disappointments, Frank Ocean finally seems on his way to achieving some mainstream success. Good for him, he deserves it. Here’s on of his better songs, ‘We All Try’.