A Text Edit box filled with lyrics against a blue desktop. 1:09 remaining on Frank Ocean‘s laptop battery, as he posts what bloggers are now calling “Wiseman” (but originally had no name) to his Tumblr. The song reads like a fable, as Ocean tells a story parallel to the historical rework of Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained.
Ocean finds universality in the movie’s lessons, his song going from, “I bet your mother would be proud of you” into “I bet our mother would be proud of you”. Why wasn’t the track used in the film?
Tarantino commented it last month:
Frank Ocean wrote a fantastic ballad that was truly lovely and poetic in every way, there just wasn’t a scene for it. I could have thrown it in quickly just to have it, but that’s not why he wrote it and not his intention. So I didn’t want to cheapen his effort. But, the song is fantastic, and when Frank decides to unleash it on the public, they’ll realize it then.
Rick Ross a caffeine feign? Not exactly (not that we know of, at least), though it sure sounds like the Bawse is in need of a wake up in his song for Quentin Tarintino‘s Django Unchained that’s called “100 Black Coffins.” The song — which was produced by the film’s star, Jaime Foxx, and to which Tarintino contributed the idea for the chorus — is a big and clanking thing that comes complete with spaghetti western whistles and Ross calling for what sounded to us on first listen like 100 black coffees. Ross in a cowboy hat and boots to match, rubbing sleep from his eyes and calling on French to pour him 100 black coffees makes for a great image; but alas it was we who needed those black coffees, because what he actually wants is 100 black coffins to put 100 bad (and, presumably: dead) guys in. Anyways, be it coffee or coffins, Ross puts on a good show here. Maybe Tarintino can find a roll for the Bawse next round?
Check out the rest of the soundtrack’s tracklist behind the jump.