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Frank Ocean, Diplo, The Clash's Mick Jones & Paul Simonon Team Up For 'Hero'

Mar 10, 2014 | Updated Mar 10, 2014
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Converse's "Three Artists, One Song" series has returned, bringing us the latest collaboration track, "Hero," courtesy of Frank Ocean, Diplo, and Mick Jones and Paul Simonon of The Clash. An expertly crafted blend of soul, punk and electronic, the song is topped off by a brief appearance by the West Los Angeles Children's Choir. Here is what Diplo had to say about working with Ocean, Jones and Simonon:

The Clash were always teachers to me, even before I shared a studio with Paul and Mick. Their musical anarchy and constant attitude to disregard rules and forge their own path was inspirational to me. They meant death to genres, music and message above everything. Frank lives by the same creed in being married to his vision and seeing it through at any cost. We had to challenge each other to make something that we hope no one could expect and Converse valued everyone's artistic freedom to let us shine throughout the past few months to make this thing happen.

Running at just under three minutes, the song passes by a little too quickly, but is still another excellent addition to the brand's music series. Listen to the song below, and download it here.

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