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Frank Ocean – “Wiseman”

Frank Ocean, the man behind your favorite album of the year, wrote a song for Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained but it didn’t make the soundtrack. Here’s what the director said about it in a statement last month:

Frank Ocean wrote a fantastic ballad that was truly lovely and poetic in every way, there… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 23, 2012 - 12:14 pm

James Brown & 2Pac – “Unchained (The Payback/Untouchable)”

For the soundtrack of Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, the former 2Pac engineer Claudio Cueni pulled a Girl Talk, smashing Pac’s vocal from the posthumous throwdown “Untouchable” with James Brown’s “The Payback,” dialog clips from the movie, and triumphant spaghetti-western horns. The end result, entitled “Unchained” is an exhilarating mess, and you can hear it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 11, 2012 - 9:58 am

Rick Ross – “100 Black Coffins”

I don’t generally write about my freelancing side-hustles on Stereogum, but this one sort of fits. Weirdest experience my entire 2012 came a couple of months ago, when Men’s Health flew me up to Montreal to talk to Jamie Foxx, who turned out to be seriously personable and charismatic in conversation. He was feeding me… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 30, 2012 - 12:48 pm