Even though Frank Ocean has been busy of late collaborating with Diplo, former members of The Clash, and even the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson, the singer is also in the thick of planning the follow-up to his 2012 hit album Channel Orange. On Tuesday, Billboard reported that Ocean is teaming up with producers Hit-Boy and Michael Jackson collaborator Rodney Jerkins in addition to longtime allies Kevin Ristro, Happy Perez and Charlie Gambetta. Billboard also said that Ocean has signed on with management company Three Six Zero, whose roster consists of such artists as Deadmau5 and Calvin Harris, following his departure from 4 Strikes.
Frank Ocean Links with Hit-Boy and Rodney Jerkins on Channel Orange Follow-Up
The singer is planning his first new album since Channel Orange.
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