New single from Patrice O’Neal to be released on Nov. 6, hear it now
It’s been almost a year since Patrice O’Neal passed away. On November 6th, though, we’ll get to hear previously unreleased material from the comedian in the form of a new single called “Better Than You.”
Recorded on April 17, 2011 at the DC Improv, this 20 minute single was originally considered for a bonus track on O’Neal’s final album, Mr. P, but was ultimately left off because of its length. Patrice’s widow, Vondecarlo Brown, had the following to say about “Better Than You”:
“The truth is Patrice wanted the Friday show (Mr. P) in its most natural form without any major edits. The ‘Better Than You’ bit was a difficult decision to leave out, and we went back and forth about it for a while. In the end, he said, hey maybe we will use it in some other way later after we release it how it is. That ‘some other way’ was bonus material at the end of the CD I assumed at the time. The ‘Better Than You’ track was from the Sunday show if my memory serves, and Mr. P is the Friday show. Again, it was important for Patrice to release the project in its most natural form, and yes, I do feel it is important for people to hear all of his work; specifically bits he felt he would use in some way himself.”
“Better Than You” will be released digitally on November 6th by BSeen Media. A preview of the clip can be checked out using this widget.