James Blake Speaks On Frank Ocean's Next Album
Earlier this year, Frank Ocean made a surprise appearance on Kanye West's The Life of Pablo, and on Friday (May 6), he showed up on James Blake's surprise album The Colour in Anything, as he was listed as a songwriter on the tracks "My Willing Heart" and "Always." Upon the release of his new album, Blake held an interview with Pitchfork, during which he spoke on his relationship with Frank and what it's like to r
Stream James Blake's "The Colour In Anything" Album, Featuring Contributions From Frank Ocean
After being quiet for some time, Jame Blake resurfaced on Beyonce's LEMONADE album last month, and 2 weeks later, he's now surprise-released his third studio album, The Colour In Anything. The project, which collects 17 new songs, including the three songs that were premiered yesterday. Bon Iver's Justin Vernon is featured on "I Need A Forest Fire," as well as contributing writing to one other track, while Frank Ocean is a credited songwriter on "My Willing Heart" and "Always". Rick Rubin worked on the production side of things.
Frank Ocean Thanks Prince For Helping Him Accept His Sexuality
Frank Ocean is one of the most reclusive young stars in music, but he broke his silence today in the wake of the shocking death of Prince, one of Frank's foremost idols. He went on his Tumblr page to write a moving and impassioned tribute to the man whom he calls a "vanguard and genius by every metric I know of." Frank mentions that Prince's "When You Were Mine," released in 1980, is his all-time favorite song.
Producer Provides Update On Frank Ocean's Album
At the end of February, rumors circulated about a very private Frank Ocean listening session, that apparently went down in New York City. A short clip found its way online, but didn't tell us too much, and didn't last very long-- the Frank Ocean Powers-That-Be soon swiped the internet clean of any tell-tale footage.
The 10 Best R&B/Rap Covers Of Classic Songs
Searching "rap covers" online is like walking into a minefield of acoustic guitars and webcams, leftovers from a war that began with Ben Folds' famous version of Dr. Dre's "Bitches Ain't Shit." An earnest-sounding white dude with a guitar and an angelic backing choir singing things like "Lick on these nuts and suck the dick" was (believe it or not) novel at some point, but now that approach has been beaten to death. Last year, for example, a ten year old covered "Trap Queen."
Kanye Is Fixing "Wolves" Tonight
"Ima fix wolves," tweeted Kanye West shortly after his new album, The Life of Pablo, became available on TIDAL. Almost a month later, fans can now prepare to hear those fixins. Fixing Wolves 2day... Worked on it for 3 weeks. Life Of Pablo is a living breathing changing creative expression. #contemporaryart
Snippet From Alleged Frank Ocean Listening Party Surfaces Online
The world has been patiently awaiting the arrival of Frank Ocean's sophomore album, but in true Frank fashion, any information on the project has been kept tightly under wraps. However, a very brief clip has been making the rounds today, suggesting that new music from Mr. Ocean might finally be on the way.
Kanye West's "The Life Of Pablo" Features Are Incredible
Last night, Kanye West revealed the final The Life of Pablo tracklist. Now, we have the features. They are: Chance the Rapper, The-Dream, Travi$ Scott, Rihanna, Young Thug, Kid Cudi, Post Malone, The Weeknd, Ty Dolla $ign, Frank Ocean, Desiigner. Relive the madness that was Yeezy Season 3 here and checkout the tracklist below.
Rich The Kid Confirms Studio Session With Frank Ocean
Rich The Kid is one of the most consistent hustlers in the rap game, for real, dude is always on. Whether it's going to the studio or promoting himself in any way possible, the Quality Control rapper is on a mission to the money (and maybe a little fame along the way). Whereas RTK is constantly putting himself out there, Frank Ocean has become known as a recluse.
Frank Ocean Criticizes Donald Trump Following Paris Tragedy
We don't hear from Frank Ocean very often these days, but much like Yasiin bey earlier today, the attacks in Paris yesterday have moved him to break his usual silence. Actually, it was a particularly ignorant comment from presidential candidate Donald Trump that set Frank off.
6 Artists Who Cut Ties With Their (Former) Crews
In August, former Hustle Gang member Spodee ruffled more than a few feathers during his interview with DJ Smallz when he stated, "I have the potential to be bigger than Tip or if not, just as big." Grand Hustle chief T.I. didn't let this sit quietly, he took to Instagram to address Spodee’s claims of outgrowing the label and going against the Grand Hustle family.
Where Is Frank Ocean? Tracking His Movements Since "Channel Orange"
For his 2012 debut album Channel Orange, Frank Ocean won himself a GRAMMY and the hearts of music lovers across the world, establishing himself as a generational talent and R&B heavyweight for years to come.
Frank Ocean's Brother Trolls Fans With Fake Album Release
Frank Ocean is a man of few words, so when he forecasted a July release date for his second album earlier this year, fans took it as gospel. The album is still no where to be found. Ocean's younger brother Ryan Breaux thought he'd have a bit of fun with this fan anxiety by announcing on Instagram that the album had been released, writing "It's finally out! Link in my bio."
Tweet Beef: 5 Chris Brown Social Media Feuds
Chris Brown’s publicist has to be a millionaire. Just think about the amount of damage control this person has to perform, on top of managing an already-polarizing figure. Despite lengthy stints in anger management and continued, sometimes confusingly-rabid fan support (like this stuff), the enigmatic Brown continues to play the role of the antagonist, engaging in countless reckless feuds on the mega-public stages of nearly every social media platform available.
Miguel Clarifies Frank Ocean Statement
Miguel made quite the noise Monday afternoon when an interview he did with Sunday Times came out and revealed a statement made by the R&B singer that said he believed his music was better than Frank Oceans.
Miguel Believes He Makes "Better Music" Than Frank Ocean
In a recent interview with the Sunday Times, Miguel asserted the belief that his music is superior to that of Frank Ocean. “I wouldn’t say we were friends,” he said. “To be completely honest—and no disrespect to anyone—I genuinely believe that I make better music, all the way around.”
Frank Ocean Uploads Mysterious Empty Playlist To SoundCloud
Is your SoundCloud popping? If you think it is, here's a test: upload a blank, empty playlist and see how much love it gets. If you're Frank Ocean, it'll rack up around 5,000 likes in 13 hours. Yesterday, the Channel Orange singer created an empty playlist called "states" on his account, and although shared with no details or actual media, the amount of likes it's gotten is a testament to how much we're all anticipating new music from him.
Frank Ocean Is Interviewing Lil B For His New Magazine
Based God was right -- this was the statement Frank Ocean chose to share before opening up about his sexuality on Tumblr back in 2012. Obviously, Lil B has inspired the reclusive singer, and thus it makes sense that the Oakland rapper will be featured in his new magazine, Boys Don't Cry.
Rap Industry Recap: April
Business moves quick, and that's no exception for the rap world. From the hottest new signings, to movie deals, to album pushbacks, the industry is constantly in motion. It can be hard to keep up with at times, so we've consolidated all of the must-hear information from the past month, all in one place. Be on the look out for this monthly recap of news-worthy items you may have missed to stay afloat with the industry.
Frank Ocean Granted Name Change
We got word in November that Frank Ocean, born Christopher Edwin Breaux, was attempting to legally change his name, however the judge denied his request because the singer had a few unpaid tickets and a suspended driver's license.