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Frank Ocean went into the studio with Lil B

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R&B phenomenon Frank Ocean set the world on fire with his exquisite 2012 debut Channel Orange, but in keeping with his general disregard for how pop singers are supposed to function in the modern day, he hasn’t followed it up with a mixtape or a glut of feature spots that would keep his name on the Hot 100. Paradoxically, his anti-publicity campaign has only intensified the anticipation for his next album, which he’s been working on in a typically secretive fashion.

At the beginning of December, Ocean posted a new song on his SoundCloud that hints at the direction he’s taking with his sophomore effort. Yesterday we may have gotten another clue in the form of a photo posted by Internet cult rapper Lil B that shows him with Ocean, along with the caption, “RARE photo of LIL B x FRANK OCEAN IN THE STUDIO TOGETHER!! NEW MUSIC COMING SOON! Collect this!”

It remains to be seen whether the results of their collaboration are intended for Ocean’s album or one of Lil B’s famously prolific mixtapes.

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