Published Nov 15, 2011Like the rest of the Odd Future crew, Frank Ocean got his start by playing it DIY, so it's almost unsurprising to learn that the smooth and sensual R&B crooner turned down the chance to work with one of the biggest players in the game, Kanye West.
An interview BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe [via NME] found Ocean admitting that while he did guest on "No Church in the Wild" from West and Jay-Z's epic Watch the Throne -- a collab he admitted made him "sweat" -- dude denied Ye the opportunity to return the favour on his upcoming new LP.
"I said, 'As much as I want to work with you [Kanye]... I kind of want to do this without you. I kind of want this to be done without you. I kind of want to do it on my own,'" Ocean admitted.
While Ocean didn't deliver many details on the forthcoming as-yet-untitled LP, he did admit that the follow-up to Nostalgia, Ultra is nearly complete.
"The record is written, we're just trying to tie up all the production," he said. "Get everything sonically pleasing to me."