Frank Ocean is ‘making a masterpiece’ with new album, says Chance The Rapper

Chance talks Ocean's long-awaited follow-up to 2012's 'Channel Orange'

Chance The Rapper has spoken about Frank Ocean’s long-awaited new album, saying that the singer is “making a masterpiece”.

Ocean’s follow up to 2012’s ‘Channel Orange’ was initially expected to surface in July 2015, but has still not been released or announced.

Having released his own ‘Coloring Book’ mixtape earlier this week, Chance spoke to Complex about Ocean’s next record.

“I am good friends with Frank. His new album is amazing,” Chance said.

“No-one is really able to find Frank when Frank goes away, literally no-one, not just publications. I know he’s away making a masterpiece. I think that Frank is very, very focused on his catalogue. Anything that you hear him on that’s a feature was recorded a long time ago.”

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In late-February Ocean was reported to have debuted new music at a secret listening party. Snippets of tracks supposedly played by Ocean at the party were uploaded to Soundcloud, but quickly deleted.

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In April 2015, Ocean posted a picture on his Tumblr, teasing what could have been a possible album release. “I got two versions. I got twoooo versions #ISSUE1 #ALBUM3 #JULY2015 #BOYSDONTCRY,” wrote Ocean, who sat with a stack of magazines titled Boys Don’t Cry in the picture.

Frank Ocean recently worked on James Blake‘s new album.