Frank Ocean Talks Odd Future, Jay-Z, & ‘Watch the Throne’ Tour

Frank Ocean and Angie Martinez

The press shy Frank Ocean granted Hot 97 host Angie Martinez an exclusive interview on his home turf of Los Angeles. The Odd Future singer-songwriter, who carries a medical marijuana card, spoke about his notorious crew including ringleader Tyler, the Creator, battling nerves while working with Jay-Z on Watch the Throne, and when his album will drop. Listen to what the man of mystery had to say.

On Odd Future: “That’s family. It’s a crew, but it’s not like a boy band where we’re like this cohesive thing that moves and does everything together. We’re like a crew of a bunch of different artists who create their own thing and their own wave.”
On Tyler, the Creator’s antics: “I definitely won’t go on the record and say that I latch on to every beef or confrontation or scuffle that Tyler gets into, maybe in the streets, but not in the matrix or the Internet. I can’t keep up with that. The commentary, all of this bullshit is just…”
On joining Jay-Z and Kanye West on the “Watch the Throne” tour: “I’d love to. I think that’s all I’m gonna say about that.”
On working on Throne: “I rarely do collabs, so that’s just one of the ones you absolutely do. It’s like a no-brainer. I didn’t really think about any of it. The last thing on my mind was working with artists who I’ve held in high esteem for years.”
On recording with Jay-Z: “The first seven minutes or so of working with Jay was—I won’t even say it was seven minutes—but it’s like the initial walk-in, sit down, put your bag down, and he wasn’t saying anything, and I was nervous, as soon as we started talking [it was fine]. He’s super cool. I think he was just tryna make me nervous, make me sweat. It seemed a little intentional.”
On when he first met Kanye West: “I worked with Jay on his solo album before I did the Watch the Throne sessions. The second time I went it was Barry Weiss, Jay, Beyoncé, Kanye, couple other people, it was a pretty heavy room.”
On when his album is dropping: “I have no idea. I just want to make sure the next thing is right and I don’t want to go on the record and say that it’s coming out on some phantom date that never appears.”

Listen to the full interview below.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3



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27 Comments

  1. WatchTheThrone

    Him and the weeknd….. Future of r&b…..

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    OUTRAGE OUTZILLA Reply:

    @WatchTheThrone, They should do a collaboration

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  2. dededededede

    Frank Ocean is the future! Forget Chris, Trey, Drake and all other imitates. Frank is super talented as a singer and song-writer.

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    WatchTheThrone Reply:

    @dededededede, yes frank ocean is the future.
    but how are chris, trey & drake imitators when they all came out wayyy before frank?
    just because you’re a fan of 1 artist, doesn’t mean you have to be a hater to all the other artists buddy.

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    jimscreechie Reply:

    @WatchTheThrone, well said.

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    gh Reply:

    @WatchTheThrone, It doesn’t matter when they came out, he/she isn’t saying they imitated Frank. Drake imitates Lil Wayne’s rap flow and even his whiny fake southern accent as well, look at his early flow and now, it’s obvious.

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    StarsAreBlind Reply:

    @gh, Fall back. It’s not that serious. Plus Drake makes unique R&B songs that mixes the lyrical focus of rapping with the emotion of R&B and that’s not like anyone else. They are all artist in there own right (well I don’t know about Trey, but at least he writes his own songs) and you don’t compare artists because they all have their individual feelings that they want to express in there own way. One person can’t be the future or after that one person everyone will be the same.

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    Umbrella&deepbag Reply:

    @dededededede, I don’t really get how can you compare Frank Ocean and the 3 others (yes you did when you decide to talk about them in his post) when they not even in the same level. The dude is a poete and doing good to the art side of music. They aren’t in the same game!

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  3. dededededede

    *imitators

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    King Dro Reply:

    @dededededede, Ya i thought the dream was the future in 07 then drake in 09 weeknd and now ocean but frank stands somewhere special

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    StarsAreBlind Reply:

    @King Dro, you’re joking right? Nobody is the future, they have a future, and unless they kill off everyone in the world, a single person will never be the only one influencing music.

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  4. Nahjee

    Damn angie Martinez look mad good holla at me momma

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  5. yo mami

    Lucky basterd only feature on WTT

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    mikkey Reply:

    @yo mami, You forgot beyonce, Mr hudson, The Dream, but frank was the BEST feature tho…

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  6. mr. nice watch

    He’s working with nas also can’t wait for that.. this kid is killing it right now

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  7. Watch the fucking throne

    That shit crayyyyyy

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  8. BLAZE

    I like this dude he is the next thing real talk real talent

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  9. Watch the fucking throne

    Yea he killed it on the throne shit

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  10. .

    this guy has no emotion…lame ass nigga….

    noone is better than my boi breezy

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    smh Reply:

    @., stfu dumbass. chris brown is a piece of shit. the end.

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    OUTRAGE OUTZILLA Reply:

    @smh, Exactly chris brown is old news

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  12. Miszi

    I’m Chris Brown fan too but why do every freakin post on this site have to have a “who is the best in this genre” thing? It’s lame. Listen to what you like instead of complainin.
    I might check out this guy’s album when it drops, cool thing he isn’t setting a date that would later dissappear for no reason like it happens alot nowdays.

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  13. Hugh

    Angie’s looking hot!

    Great to hear Frank talk.

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  14. jeremydante

    love this interview. though short, it provides much more insight into who frank ocean is. he’s super chill, which i love. that effortless cool is completely translated through his music. can’t wait for more music.

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  15. diana

    F*** Drake, F*** Trey Songz, F*** Lil Wayne. They didn’t come out with anything that was amazing. They’re just mainstream garbage artists that deserve no fame, but unfortunately it attracts the newer generation. And fortunately, there’s people out here that listen/support True artists, to true lyrics and feelings, and real good music. Frank Ocean’s music is something you will never forget.

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