One of the hip-hop troupe’s members, Frank Ocean, is finally making some headway with his label Def Jam, after a tumultuous release of his debut “Nostalgia, Ultra.” After the major slept on the set, Odd Future’s sole singer decided to release it on his own, via Tumblr, in February this year. Now, the record company is prepared re-release the set under their own terms, with single “Novacane” dropping on iTunes on May 31 and the whole album heading to shops on July 26.
This after OFWGKTA cohort Tyler the Creator made an impact on the sales chart this week, moving 45,000 units of his XL debut “Goblin.” It seems Def Jam is ready to make a little scratch of its own off of the phenomenon, no matter if Odd Future’s future as a collective is short-lived or better than the hype.
Ocean’s already at work on a follow-up album, with a little help from guests like labelmate Nas. Additionally, he reportedly was working with Beyonce on new tracks for her next album “4” and has penned material for Justin Bieber and John Legend .