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The R&B sensation was reportedly “shopping” his new album out to labels.
Jay-Z has praised Frank Ocean and said that the R&B star “has some of the best music that we’ve ever heard.”
The rapper made the comment in an Alicia Keys-hosted Twitter Space earlier this week. Jay also compared Beyoncé to Michael Jackson and said there was “no chance in hell” that someone could take him on in a VERZUZ battle.
“You know, the success has to be like Frank Ocean,” Jay said in the Space. “Now obviously, you know, he’s super popular, but I wouldn’t say that he’s playing by what were the industry rules. He’s playing by his own set of rules — he’s making music that he wants to make, and it doesn’t fit a format.
“He doesn’t have songs on there that fit pop radio or that make it [to] a billion streams; he just has music that’s better than everyone else. And that’s what has to be the goal going forwards. And I don’t want to say [he’s] better than everyone in terms of competing with music, I’m just saying, like he has some of the best music that we’ve ever heard,” he added.
Keys also lauded the singer saying he “lives in his world and goes and creates what he loves” and isn’t “playing by anybody else’s rules.”
Fans have been eager to hear new material from the maverick artist since his last full-length project Blonde dropped in 2016. He also released a double A-side featuring ‘Dear April’ and ‘Cayendo.’
New music might be on the way from Ocean as it was reported in September that he was “shopping” his third album to various labels. He signed a deal with Warner Chappel Music publishing in 2019 but has remained independent since he left Def Jam after releasing Endless a day before Blonde dropped.
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