Brandy, "1st & Love" (2008)
Brandy has recorded several Ocean tunes: On her Human album, he helped write "1st & Love" along with "Locket (Locked in Love)," which appeared on a deluxe edition. In a conversation with Rap-Up, Brandy suggested that she saw Ocean's star-potential early on. "I'm like, 'Dude, you're special,'" she remembered. "'Please know that you’re special.' And he’s so meticulous and he needs everything to be on point and that’s when I knew that if he was gonna be an artist, he was gonna do it his own way. He trusted his gut, he trusted his instinct, and I’m just really proud that we are blessed by his talent."