What Do Prince and Frank Ocean Have In Common?

What Do Prince and Frank Ocean Have In Common?

Both musicians are hiding something from us.

Published September 20, 2016

While one could make a case that Prince and Frank Ocean have several redeeming qualities in common, such as their mysterious creative process or their passion for music, one particular thing they share is driving fans a little nuts: their unreleased music.

The news that both artists have “hours and hours and hours” of unreleased music has fans wondering exactly when they will be able to hear the material. While late legend Prince’s estate is handling his rumored vaults, Frank Ocean fans have learned from experience that it’s best to be patient.

In a new interview, Ocean’s studio guitarist Billy “Spaceman” Patterson shared that there is plenty of recorded material from their sessions that spanned as long as 14 or 15 hours.

“There’s a lot of stuff that we recorded that I still haven’t heard yet,” the guitarist revealed. “We recorded a lot of music ... We’d go in the studio for a long time ... Our sessions are like, man, we had like 14-hour, 15-, 16-hour sessions. So there’s a whole lot of music that we wind up covering ... we’re creating continually. So something may happen and [Frank might] say, ‘Oh, that’s nice, let’s try this here.’”

Meanwhile, Prince’s former lawyer, L. Londell McMillanissued a statement that a possible compilation of hits could be released before 2016 is out, with 2017 also being blessed with new music at some point.

We suppose it really is just a waiting game after all, but the idea of both of these musicians having hours and hours of unreleased music that one day we could potentially be blessed with is exciting, to say the least.

Written by KC Orcutt

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