Frank Ocean drops new visuals for “Lost.”
After a couple Grammy nominations (later turning into wins) and a stunning debut album, Frank Ocean has had a hell of a 2012. This year, we know he’s 10-11 tracks in on a follow-up that will pick up as a sequel to his debut Channel Orange. Though this record is not a new release but a rumored Channel Orange leftover, “Eyes Like Sky” is nice reminder of how awesome Frank Ocean’s storytelling is through his music.
The L.A.-based crooner will be heading to Bora Bora to finish recording his sophomore album. Let’s hope for another leak soon.
JUST SCROLL IT TO MINUTE 0:58 TO SEE/HEAR WHAT YOU CAME FOR. JUST DO IT.
After winning the Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, Frank Ocean, The-Dream and Jay-Z took the stage to make the usual acceptance speech. Frank thanked his little brother, normal, The-Dream went on about how he was cut off last time, ok semi-normal, and Jay-Z rounded everything off with thanking the swap meet for Dream’s head gear, awesome.
Welp, at least you won a Grammy! And all is good in the world.
Thought this deserved its own post. Ok, carry on.
Following the altercation with Chris Brown, and amidst the rumors swirling around the internet that Frank was planning on pressing charges, the man himself took to his Tumblr to the address the situation, writing:
AS A CHILD I THOUGHT IF SOMEONE JUMPED ME IT WOULD RESULT IN ME MURDERING OR MUTILATING A MAN. BUT AS A MAN I AM NOT A KILLER. I’M AN ARTIST AND A MODERN PERSON. I’LL CHOOSE SANITY. NO CRIMINAL CHARGES. NO CIVIL LAWSUIT. FORGIVENESS, ALBEIT DIFFICULT, IS WISDOM. PEACE, ALBEIT TRITE, IS WHAT I WANT IN MY SHORT LIFE. PEACE.
Frank Ocean has a lot to celebrate he is nominated for 6 Grammys, and his debut album Channel Orange has gone gold.
Channel ORANGE has surpassed the 500,000 mark in sales.
The altercation with Frank Ocean didn’t stop Breezy from dropping new music. He leaked this new one today “Jumping Out The Plane ft. The LuvaBoy TJ.
I guess you can call this a reunion or the simple addition of Big Boi’s verse on an already Andre 3000-featured “Pink Matter.” Either way, it’s a step closer to a new OutKast track. Big Boi sent his highly-anticipated remix of “Pink Matter” to Elliott Wilson for the world to hear on Elliott’s #KeepItThoro show. The track has tags, which is actually Elliott’s infectious laugh, but stay tuned for the CDQ version coming soon.
UPDATE: CDQ now available below.
Image taken from Instagram
Earlier this summer, Big Boi tweeted why he wasn’t featured on Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange along his Outkast other-half, Andre 3000. “Dre didn’t want an Outkast Record Coming out on anybody else.” Hmmm, it took only 6 months to flip that.
This past weekend, the ATL-ien instagram’d a piece of paper (posted above) with writing titled “Pink Matter.” Could it be a new updated verse? Well, the IG caption “Dropping a verse on this Frank Ocean ‘Pink Matter’” pretty much confirms it.
According to HipHopDX, the new version of “Pink Matter” featuring Outkast is set to be released next week. I think we all have high expectations for this one.
UPDATE: T.I.’s “Sorry” is next on the Outkast reunion list.
A track from Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained that didn’t make the cut, “Wiseman” by Frank Ocean has finally been let loose via Tumblr for Ocean’s fans to vibe out to this Christmas week. Lyrics provided after the jump.
MTV caught up with Frank Ocean at GQ’s Magazine Men Of The Year party and asked him about his year “It’s a real peaceful but active year”, and who are some artist that want to work with him. “That’s not a problem. It’s not, like, a tragedy. It’s cool, it’s awesome, it just means people f**k with me, and that’s cool.”