Quentin Tarantino On Why Frank Ocean Didn’t Make the ‘Django Unchained’ Soundtrack

“There just wasn't a scene for it,” the filmmaker says. “I didn’t want to cheapen his effort”
Jason Kempin

When the official soundtrack for Django Unchained came out earlier this week, we noticed one thing absent: Frank Ocean. The breakthrough R&B star told GQ he wrote a song for the upcoming Quentin Tarantino film, which left us wondering why he wasn’t on the tracklist.

So we reached out for an explanation and here’s the statement Tarantino gave to Fuse:

"Frank Ocean wrote a fantastic ballad that was truly lovely and poetic in every way, there just wasn't a scene for it. 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."

All we can say is this: After hearing Tarantino’s praise for this new Ocean tune, now we’re nearly as excited to hear it as we are to see Django Unchained. (If you haven't seen the trailer already, do yourself a favor and watch it now.)


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