Frank Ocean Enlists André 3000 for ‘Channel Orange’

Frank Ocean and André 3000

Frank Ocean presented his Def Jam debut Channel Orange at a listening session in New York last night. The singer-songwriter delivers a soulful set, with features from André 3000 and Earl Sweatshirt.

The OutKast rapper adds his trademark flow to the vulnerable, dark cut “Pink Matter,” on which he raps, “Models are made for modeling, thick girls are made for cuddling.”

Elsewhere, his Odd Future affiliate Earl Sweatshirt pops up on “Super Rich Kids,” which Ocean debuted at his live shows last year. Billboard describes the Mary J. Blige-sampled record as “soliloquies of heartbreak and abandonment, and confessionals.”

Other tracks on the highly-anticipated follow-up to 2011’s Nostalgia, Ultra include “Thinking About You,” “Sweet Life,” “Voodoo,” and “Forrest Gump.”

The BoomBox proclaims, “The Odd Future crooner delivers more than just a solid record; he’s a storytelling genius on the LP.”

Before Channel Orange arrives on July 17, Ocean will embark on a North American tour beginning July 13 in Seattle.



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15 Comments

  1. Miles

    I can’t freaking wait for that song with Earl! EARL is the future of Hip-Hop
    FUTURE OF HIP_HOP: Earl Sweatshirt(and OF), Kendrick Lamar,Childish Gambino

    Channel Orange July 17th! #OFWGKTADGAF!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Franky

    Love him and love everything hes doing, real music is what he’s putting out-there. Just can’t get enough of this guy.

    #BrighterFuture

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  3. Rossetto

    Gonna be the best album EVER

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    Franky Reply:

    @Rossetto, Amen

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  4. phoenix axel

    love him

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  5. BLAZE

    I can’t wait to get my hands on this Album “Pyrimids is just an Amazing song this guy writing an story telling is beyond this earth.A young Stevie Wonder

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  6. LAURYN

    HAPPY? YES! BEST ALBUM EVER? HELL NO! THE THING ABOUT FRANK IS THAT HIS MUSIC SOUNDS THE SAME. I’M TRYING TO SAY HIS MUSIC ISN’T GREAT, BECAUSE IT’S BEYOND THAT. BUT IT’S CONSISTENCY WILL DAWN HIS REIGN!

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  7. :)

    Can’t wait!

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  8. bEEzy

    Andre 3000 has been on everyone’s records lately…. Can’t wait for channel orange

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  9. SMH at your life

    I think I just wet myself omg!

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  10. boom boom

    awesome!

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  11. cooleyhigh

    Frank + andre 3000 = classic track

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  12. TheDreamer

    I can’t wait for this. This will probably fall into my top 5 albums of the year.

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  13. deevibez

    damn I got the chills when I saw the title

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  14. Say word

    Who’s going to the new York show though?

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