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Nas and Odd Future singer Frank Ocean, who just recently came out as a gay man, are labelmates at Def Jam.
The two both have new records out, with Nas’ 10th solo album Life is Good coming out this month, and Ocean’s debut Channel Orange coming out just a week before.
A possibility of a collaboration between the two artists was thrown around a bit, but there wasn’t such a track on either of their new albums.
"I've talked about a song with Frank Ocean about a year and a half before anybody worked with him and since then it's been a heavily anticipated record, but I didn't talk about which song actually," Nas told MTV News on Monday.
He went on to say "Now, I've talked about us working and we never got to that point, completing a great record," but "Who knows? I guess it would've been a big record if it ever came to light."
On the Fourth of July, the New York Times reported that producer Hit-Boy lost footage of a track that Nas and Ocean recorded called “No Such Thing as White Jesus.” But Nas did not confirm that track.
When NY Times journalist Jon Caramanica profiled Ocean for his Creating His Own Gravity piece, Ocean actually sang some lyrics of a song he and Nas had been working on.
"Whatever you do, young king, don't wind up dead/ Young queen, cross your legs/ Put a crown on your head and remove the chains/ 'Cause even diamond chains are for slaves/ Don't set foot in no penitentiary and don't taste the poison/ Don't you bail on your families," he sang.
Only time will tell if a Nas/Ocean collaboration will ever be released.