The soundtrack for Django Unchained is one of my favorite of the year, and I highly recommend picking it up. There’s a great blend of hip-hop, blues, and Spaghetti western-tunes. One track that didn’t make the final was Frank Ocean‘s “Wiseman”. Director Quentin Tarantino told Pitchfork [via THR], “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.”
Ocean has decided to unleash it on the public, and you can click here to listen to it. The R&B artist noted on his Tumblr, “django was ill without it.”
The fall TV season is fast approaching, and NBC has now announced the first few hosts and musical guests for the upcoming 38th season of Saturday Night Live. On September 15th, Family Guy creator/aspiring lounge singer Seth MacFarlane will kick things off for the season premiere with musical guest Frank Ocean. September 22nd will see the multi-talented Joseph Gordon-Levitt (seriously, is there anything he can’t do?) take on hosting duties alongside musical guest Mumford & Sons in anticipation of the release of Looper, and James Bond himself Daniel Craig is set to host on October 6th with the accompanied musical stylings of Muse.
Both Gordon-Levitt and Craig have hosted SNL before, but this will be the first time for MacFarlane. The incredibly busy mind behind Family Guy, American Dad, and The Cleveland Show made his feature directorial debut with this summer’s comedy hit Ted. The guy’s a natural showman so we should be in for a good time when SNL returns on September 15th.