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First Listen: Frank Ocean's Gorgeous 'Django Unchained' Ballad 'Wiseman'; Plus 'Blazing Saddles' Trailer Mashup

by Rodrigo Perez
December 23, 2012 11:47 AM
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Django Unchained, trailer, Jamie Foxx

"Frank Ocean wrote a fantastic ballad that was truly lovely and poetic in every way, there just wasn’t a scene for it," Quentin Tarantino said earlier this month about the song the R&B balladeer wrote for his latest movie, "Django Unchained," that he had to regrettably cut. "I could have thrown it in quickly just to have it, but that’s not why he wrote it and not his intention. So I didn’t want to cheapen his effort. But, the song is fantastic, and when Frank decides to unleash it on the public, they’ll realize it then.”

Well, Ocean's decided to unleash this truly fantastic song on the public all right, as the singer took to Twitter last night to do just that. "Django was ill without it," he wrote, pointing to his Tumblr where he had uploaded the song.

It's a pretty gorgeous song that people have already affectionately dubbed "Wiseman." The lyrics are here and an embed is below. Be forewarned though: you're going to have this on repeat all day.

Bonus extra credit: this amusing "Django Unchained" and "Blazing Saddles" movie trailer mashup (even though this writer still resents anyone who says the humor in either film is in the same universe of comedy). [via LiveForFilms]

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  • Koko | December 27, 2012 9:23 PMReply

    Frank Ocean is so overrated. This song like all of his other tracks is whack

  • Joey Ramone | December 25, 2012 8:08 PMReply

    You guys can't be serious. That is horrible. My Aunt Beryl would love it though. Music for Twi-hards.

  • Franko | December 24, 2012 4:28 PMReply

    OMG, you weren't kidding. This song rules.

  • Hana | December 23, 2012 11:12 PMReply

    He should make this the main single off his next album. It's actually his best song so far.

  • Bogart | December 23, 2012 11:05 PMReply

    Steve McQueen should use this at the start of Twelve Years A Slave... it's too emotive and sincere for Django Unchained - and that's not a dig against Django, just different beasts.

  • Abe | December 23, 2012 10:27 PMReply

    Gorgeous and soulful!

  • Yod | December 23, 2012 10:07 PMReply

    "Be forewarned though: you're going to have this on repeat all day" Pretty sure I won't. Once was bad enough.

  • Budo | December 23, 2012 9:59 PMReply

    Wow, gorgeous!

  • SEAN | December 23, 2012 6:26 PMReply

    Fuck just amazing. Frank OCEAN = a God among muscians/singers/artists. Very happy The Playlist are a big fan of his!

  • 444 | December 23, 2012 3:02 PMReply

    Not really into it; but then I was not into Channel Orange. Also I absolutely can't imagine it fitting into anything Tarantino ever. Far too sincere

  • BLOB | December 23, 2012 7:33 PM

    Wow! In one post you managed to hate on 3 different things. Kudos to you!

  • cinematic_high | December 23, 2012 1:09 PMReply

    Fuck. That was good. He can't close the movie with this?

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