The last semblance of a release date for Ocean's Channel Orange follow-up came from a New York Times report suggesting that the crooner would drop the project or a rumored video as an Apple Music exclusive on Aug. 5. Ocean also shared a cryptic video on his Boysdontcry.co site, which showed the singer at a workbench and carried the Apple Music logo.
Bay Area rhymer Lil B then told Dazed that he will make a cameo on BDC (he confirmed the quotes were true to Billboard). "Frank Ocean was amazing," he said. "He called me to come out and do some stuff for his album, Boys Don’t Cry, that’s coming out. Frank is amazing. He’s a beautiful man with a beautiful voice. He’s a very strong man, a very strong person. Anything that I can do to help him, I will."
Ocean collaborator Malay also offered an update on BDC during an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit. "First of all we all massively appreciate and love you guys, Frank has told me this himself many times," he responded to a fan. "To be fair tho, art cannot be rushed. It's about making sure the perfect aesthetic for the situation has been reached, to do that, takes constant tweaking, trial and error.. That goes for any creative situation."