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.
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.