16 May 2011

Frank Ocean-'Nostalgia ULTRA'

Billy Ocean is his Uncle!

Frank Ocean is one of the many members of OFWGKTA, who for peple unfamiliar with them, have come to be synonymous with Tyler, the Creator and Hodgy Beats' The New Orleans-born, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter has become one of music's hottest commodities in a matter of weeks—but overnight success never occurs as quickly as it appears. Before his stellar self-released debut, nostalgia,ULTRA. (which you can download for free here), was clocking downloads at an unprecedented pace, the 23-year-old’s career was held up by obstacles ranging from Hurricane Katrina to industry politics, but those days are over.

Frank Ocean: "Billy Ocean is my uncle. I'm just fucking with you. The name Frank Ocean was born [Ed.—His government name is Christopher "Lonny" Breaux]. Allow me to tell that story another time, but I will say this: I changed my name on my birthday last year. It was the most empowering shit I did in 2010, for sure. I went on LegalZoom and changed my fucking name.

It just felt cool. None of us are our names. If you don’t like your name then change your name. I’m only a few steps into the process, so I probably shouldn’t even be talking about this, but by the beginning of summer I’ll be straight. I’ll be boarding planes as Christopher Francis Ocean."

1. American Wedding
2. Bitches Talkin'
3. Dust
4. Goldeneye
5. Lovecrimes
6. Nature Feels
7. Novacane
8. Songs For Women
9. Soul Calibur
10. Strawberry Swing
11. Street Fighter
12. Swim Good
13. There Will Be Tears
14. We All Try

pyrite (sketch) by Frank Ocean

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