Frank Ocean lands the cover of "The New York Times Magazine", along with an accompanying article.
Frank OceanÂ has been inÂ the news a lot lately, between his brawl with Chris Brown and his upcoming Grammy performance, and now the R&B croonerhasÂ just landed the cover of The New York Times Magazine. The accompanying article takes a look atÂ Franks' everyday life, as well as his upbringing and the creation of Channel Orange. Check out some excerpts from the article below.
On music journalism
âHereâs what I think about music and journalism: The most important thing is toÂ just press play.Â All in all, I just donât trust journalists â and I donât think itâs a good practice for me to trust journalists.âÂ Â
âArtâs everything we hope life would be, a lot of times.Â Thatâs what I get from it. And thatâs what Iâve tried to do. In the storytelling and the sonics and everything. Thatâs what Iâve tried to do, because I just think thatâs the purpose of art. Push, you know?â
On musical inspiration
âI donât worry about where [the inspiration] will come from.Â I think even with that cured, thereâs still so much to pull from.Â I know people like to say that. You know, âItâs a gift and a curse.â Itâs not a gift. I donât believe that. I believe itâs just pain. The gift would be the gift whether I went through it or not. Weâd just be having a different conversation.âÂ
On his novel
âIâve started writing the book.Â You can say that. Itâs fiction, and itâs about brothers. Thatâs all Iâm going to say.âÂ
Read the full story here, and view the cover below.