Weeks after rumors started that Frank Ocean had recorded a song for Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained," the soulful ballad has been released online. Called "Wisemen," Ocean took to his Tumblr on Saturday to post the song. Take a listen here.
Ocean croons in the song, "Bad man don't exist no / no evil man exists. Good man don't exist no / no righteous man exists. Sad man cannot cry in place where man can see / never witnessed father weep, this old man thought it weak. But strong ma don't exist / no undying man exists. Weak man don't exist no / just flesh and blood exists. But your mother would be proud of you / I bet your mother would be proud of you."
The singer tweeted a link to the song to his fans, with the message "django was ill without it."
While the song is beautiful, it was not used in "Django." Earlier this month, Tarantino explained why he chose not to include "Wisemen" in the film. "Frank Ocean wrote a fantastic ballad that was truly lovely and poetic in every way, there just wasn't a scene for it," Tarantino said in a statement to Pitchfork. "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."
The final soundtrack for the film included songs from John Legend and Rick Ross.
While he didn't make it onto the soundtrack, Ocean got a pretty good consolation prize in the form of six Grammy award nominations. The singer's sophomore album, "Channel Orange," was released this year to high critical acclaim and strong commercial performance.