Taking to his Instagram story on Wednesday (January 18), Skepta reflected on the track and the bars he laid down. While he noted how “fucking” they were, he also admitted that he couldn’t remember them all.
“Once in a while I think about my verse about Little Demon with Frank,” he wrote. “The first 8 bars on that leak are so fucking hard but I can’t remember the rest of the lyrics kmt”
You can check out Skepta’s post below:
— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) 19 January 2023
Frank Ocean originally teased “Little Demon” with a snippet on Instagram in late 2018. A year later, the Odd Future singer played the Arca-produced track on his Blonded Radio show on Beats 1 and put it up for sale as a 7-inch single. But three months later in February 2020, Frank’s website sent out an email telling fans that the vinyl release was canceled with no explanation as to why.
Accompanying the re-release of the aforementioned album on vinyl in late December was a fold-out poster that tells the story of a “fictitious recording artist” and his dealings with the music industry.
The story, which closely mirrors Frank’s own journey, says that the artist wanted to forgo the “outdated” album format and instead exclusively release singles – but that the pandemic caused the artist to change his plans and “is again interested in more lasting working groups.”
Concrete details about a new Frank Ocean album are still scarce. The last update came in September 2021 when it was reported that he was shopping the project to various record labels hoping to secure a distribution deal. Sources close to the situation described the music as “fantastic”.
Franks confirmation as headliner at this year’s Coachella also talks about a project likely looming in the near future, but fans will just have to wait and see.