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.
10 Producer Remixes That Were Better Than The Original
With the evolution of producer software, everyone can make beats on their computer. It doesn't take a lot of money or studio time to learn how to chop up samples, loop drum patterns, and create something great. And we're finding more and more beatmakers are making quality tracks.
Frank Ocean & James Blake Announce 3 UK Shows
In an announcement that's sure to make Americans jealous, James Blake has shared the dates for three shows he's doing with none other than Frank Ocean, all taking place in the UK this weekend. Frank isn't listed by name, but rather by "BOYSDONTCRY," the name of his new album.
5 Songs You Didn't Know Frank Ocean Wrote
By now, we all know Frank Ocean best as the Odd Future member who's peeled off and had arguably the most successful solo career of the whole crew. A ton of that is thanks to his solo material, with Channel Orange especially garnering a ton of positive reception, but Ocean's also made his mark on the R&B game as a guest vocalist and writer. High-profile collabs with Kanye and Jay Z have obviously done wonders for his notoriety, but behind the scenes, Ocean's written some big hits for star singers.
Frank Ocean Announces New Album Coming In July
The wait is almost over fans. Frank Ocean just took to his Tumblr page Monday night and hinted at the possible title and release date for what most likely is his next album.
Chance The Rapper Says Frank Ocean, Andre 3000 & J. Cole Are On His Debut Album
Chance The Rapper's gotten himself some pretty famous fans. In a new interview with GQ (check out a pic from the photoshoot above), the Chicago native spoke on his yet-to-be-titled debut album, revealing that Frank Ocean, Andre 3000 and J. Cole all make appearances on it.
Frank Ocean & Lil B Are Working On New Music Together
Frank Ocean has been pretty reclusive over the past year. After releasing his debut album, Channel Orange, to both critical acclaim and Grammys (a weirdly rare feat to get both these days), he disappeared, deleting his Twitter account and rarely doing interviews. Still, we've been told that Frank has been working on his sophomore effort since only a couple months after Orange dropped, so as far as we know, he's been holed up working on music all this time.
Frank Ocean Denied Legal Name Change
Frank Ocean has taken a back seat when it comes to social media and all the drama it entails. He's also been low-key when it comes to music. Today the singer pops up in the news not because of any new music (although we hope that's on the way), but because he wants to legally change his name to Frank Ocean.
Frank Ocean's Dad Is Suing Russell Simmons For $142 Million
Frank Ocean's father hasn't been a part of the R&B singer's life since he was five years old, but he feels his reputation as a father has been wrongly tarnished, and he's seeking $142 million in compensation. Ocean's dad, otherwise known as Calvin Cooksey is targeting Russell Simmons' Global Grind in particular, claiming the site has posted lies about him, as well as strangely taking them to task for never using his real name.
Frank Ocean Has Reportedly Fired His Publicist & Management
Frank Ocean's sophomore album is reportedly slated for a late 2014 release, and the singer has decided to switch up his management and publicist leading up to the album's rollout.
Frank Ocean Reportedly Tapped To Perform At Met Gala
Last year's Met Gala was a memorable one, as you may recall Kanye West was the performer and he treated fans to then-unheard music off his latest album Yeezus. Since we learned recently that Frank Ocean is finally back in the studio and working on a new project, we can only hope the r'n'b singer acts accordingly.
Frank Ocean Is Almost Done With New Album; May Skip Coachella To Complete It
A few weeks ago, photographer, Nabil, posted a photo of Frank Ocean working in the studio, and reminded us that great music is soon upon us. While It seems like it’s been ages since his channel ORANGE album took the music world by storm, we can now start looking forward to his sophomore album.
Frank Ocean Spotted In Studio Working On Sophomore LP
Frank Ocean has appeared in the news lately, although it hasn't had to do with new music from the singer. Rather, his name has been circulating because of a Chipotle lawsuit over a commercial track that Ocean never ended up doing, despite taking an advance for it.
Frank Ocean Did Not Send Chipotle The "Fuck Off" Check After All
Frank Ocean recently settled a lawsuit with Chipotle in a pretty badass way-- at least, we thought he did. The singer was paid a hefty sum to contribute some vocals to an ad campaign, but he never followed through. Thus, Chipotle sued Ocean for the money they paid for his involvement, which worked out to $212,500.
Frank Ocean Sued By Chipotle [Update: Ocean Cuts A Check, Writes "Fuck Off" On It]
Chipotle may fill our stomachs, but they're looking to burn a hole right through Frank Ocean's pocket. To be fair, he was payed by the Mexican Grill super chain around $212,500 to donate some vocals to their new marketing campaign, called "The Scarecrow." The Fiona Apple cover of the "Pure Imagination" song from "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory" done for Chipotle; that was supposed Frank Ocean's cover.
Crew Love: Odd Future
OFWGKTA (Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All), more commonly referred to as Odd Future, made a huge splash in the rap world when they burst onto the scene in late 2009 with crew leader Tyler, the Creator's critically-acclaimed Bastard mixtape. Bringing dark, lo-fi sonics, even darker lyrics and off-kilter humor to the table, the rest of the crew would soon follow him into the limelight.