The elusive “Bend Ya” track is as perplexing as it is interesting. It’s been floating around the Internet since before Frank Ocean’s career took off to astronomical proportions.
Firstly, let me start off by saying, while I wish it wasn’t true just as much as the next fan; this track may well be phony.
The production work seems a bit off with odd samples and seemingly mismatched tempos. But, the vocals from Ocean, Lamar, and Mann are all undoubtedly unique to this track.
Is it a rough cut or the work of the world wide web and it’s citizens? Who knows.
Regardless, here it is in it’s most recent, full, and presumably last form: “Bend Ya” by Frank Ocean, Kendrick Lamar, and Mann.
Update: it seems there may be some legitimacy to this track. Kendrick Lamar has just tweeted about it, confirming his appearance on it and also the identity of the third artist, Mann.
— Kendrick Lamar (@kendricklamar) August 20, 2012