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Frank Ocean Has Turned Into a Boring, Pretentious Recluse, Just Like Lauryn Hill

Frank Ocean, the once red-hot R&B rising star of 2011-2012, has pretty much been a rebel without a cause ever since the release of his debut album, Channel Orange.Like Lauryn Hill, this debut album was lauded as an instant classic and it cemented Frank’s rising star. This was after a man who was co-writing for Beyoncé and collaborating with Jay Z and Kanye West.But after the success of his debut, Frank became quiet, isolated and reclusive. He separated himself from the ragtag collective, Odd Fut...
Tags: Music, Celebs, Beyonce, Jay Z, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Michael Jackson, Kanye, Lauryn Hill, Frank Ocean, Frank, Guzman, Gayletter, Memo Guzman, Christian Clancy


Frank Ocean Talks Social Media, Music Biz, & Favorite TV Shows In Gayletter Interview

Frank Ocean is known for being pretty private, but in the last few months he's been making an effort to open up. Last year, he made his Instagram account public and in January he was interviewed by GQ. Today, a new interview with Ocean was published by Gayletter for … More »
Tags: Music, News, Ocean, Frank Ocean, Gayletter, Frank Ocean Talks Social Media Music Biz, Gayletter Interview, GQ Today


Ariana Grande Brings Out *NSYNC, Nicki Minaj, Diddy & Mase At Coachella

Last night, Ariana Grande headlined the final night of Coachella. Grande was reportedly a last-minute replacement for would-be headliner Kanye West, but she still did everything in her power to make her set a big, special occasion. And while Grande might not have a grand, sweeping Beyoncé-style spectacle in her, she is arguably … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Ariana Grande, Coachella, Diddy, Frank Ocean, NSYNC, Mase, Nicki Minaj Diddy, Coachella Grande


Bryan Washington's Playlist for His Story Collection "Lot"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Bryan Washington's impressive debut collection Lot brings to life the Houston of the narrator while poignantly exploring race, class, and sexuality. Kirkus wrote of the book: "A s...
Tags: Music, Washington, David, New York Times, Houston, Los Angeles Times, Frank Ocean, Isaiah Rashad, Kirkus, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Houston Chronicle, GoldLink, Texas Monthly, Houston Public Media, Yoshimura, Antiheroines


Richard Chiem 's Playlist for His Novel "King of Joy"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Richard Chiem's novel King of Joy is absurd, profound, and utterly engaging. Nylon wrote of the book: "A disturbingly beautiful portrayal of trauma and grief, loss and redemption,...
Tags: Music, David, San Diego, Stanley Kubrick, Grimes, Smith, Bombay, Ciara, Frank Ocean, Chromatics, Robyn, Elliott Smith, Kirkus, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Tim, Perry


How Has Playlist Culture Affected Our Listening Choices? An Experiment

In an age where playlist culture reigns supreme in our consumption of music, one curious music blogger from NYC took some time to investigate  what today's music consumers are listening to, on what platform, and most of all how they're discovering it.   ___________________________ Guest post by Noor Kalouti of Soundfly's Flypaper Have you ever really considered how you find the music you cherish so deeply? Music surrounds us wherever we go, throughout our day. But where do we go ...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Instagram, New York City, Guest Post, Streaming, Chris Brown, Drake, Griffin, Migos, Music Business, How I Listen, Frank Ocean, Urban Outfitters, Olivia, Christina


'Grace Kelly seemed like an angel': Clive James and others on their first crushes

With Valentine’s Day in view, the veteran author and more come clean about their crazy, stupid, teenage lovesGrace Kelly’s career began as a 10-year cluster of roles for US television, but we didn’t see those in Australia, so her first movies made a terrific impact. She arose out of nowhere. I was still wearing short trousers, but I fell romantically in love with her when she arrived at James Stewart’s apartment in Rear Window and crossed the room fluttering. Hitchcock did something to the camer...
Tags: Books, Music, Media, Film, Australia, Relationships, US, Life and style, Debbie Reynolds, Culture, Julie Burchill, James Stewart, Clive James, Frank Ocean, Grace Kelly, Olivia Laing


Rostam Takes the Spotlight at American Songbook Show

While Vampire Weekend fans have a lot to look forward to in 2018, the band's first new album in six years (Father of the Bride) is on the horizon and the group will be touring later this year. But they may be disappointed to find that one of the founding members has parted ways with the group. Rostam Batmanglij left the group in 2016 to work on other projects including producing tracks for Maggie Rogers, Haim, and Frank Ocean, and finishing up (and releasing) his debut solo record Half-Light i...
Tags: Music, News, Drake, Lincoln Center, Vampire Weekend, Rostam Batmanglij, Frank Ocean, Nick Drake, Don, Appel Room, Rostam, Indie Rock, Columbus Circle, Gaby Moreno, American Songbook, Pink Moon


Frank Ocean Hints at Collaboration with SZA, Kendrick Lamar & André 3000

OMFG. Despite failing to keep his promise that 2018 will be better than 2017, it looks like our insatiable Frank Ocean thirst will be quenched big style in 2019. This morning, Frank posted two typically cryptic messages on his Tumblr, one hinting at three mysterious releases between now and next year. And the other teasing a collaboration with SZA, Kendrick Lamar and André 3000 dropping on March 1. Frank has worked with 3 Stacks twice before, of course, on Channel Orange‘s “Pink Matter” and ...
Tags: Kendrick Lamar, Jazz, Andre 3000, Music News, Frank Ocean, Frank, Kendrick, Instagram Continue, SZA, Kendrick Lamar Andre, OMFG, Frank Ocean Hints, Channel Orange s Pink Matter


Let's Talk About Sex, Baby: Every Trick You Need To Seduce Someone With A Playlist

A woman goes home with a man. She looks around his bachelor pad, taking in his wall art: Klimt, Lichtenstein, and an Arcade Fire concert poster — clearly, he contains multitudes. While she's making the rounds of his black-leathered pad, he slips over to his record player (no matter what year it is, he has a record player, because he is “smooth”) and drops that needle. The dulcet sounds of Lana Del Rey’s “Cherry” start to pipe through the apartment. Or maybe it's Chet Baker’s “I Fall In Love Too...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Lana Del Rey, Beyonce, Rihanna, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, Britney Spears, Frank Sinatra, Marvin Gaye, David Byrne, Janet Jackson, Frank Ocean, Chet Baker, Jagger, Khia


Will Instagram Kill A Musician’s Famous Mystery?

Maybe the pressure of being mysterious was getting to superstar Frank Ocean, or maybe … well, who knows, with Ocean? But “with Ocean’s mask slipping, it is worth wondering how audience perceptions towards him might shift. From the off, Ocean felt like a pre-social-media artist, with a privacy that forced listeners to focus on the intricacies of his music rather than the life of the man behind it, adding to his enigma and giving rise to one of music’s most dedicated fanbases.” – The Guardian (...
Tags: Art, Music, Ocean, Audience, Frank Ocean, 02.01.19


Frank Ocean Denies Endless Is Coming To Streaming

Well, it looks like we published a bit of fake news, folks! Last week, we heard that Frank Ocean's years-old video album Endless would finally come to streaming services. The album was released as a 45-minute music video on Apple Music in August of 2016, and then on vinyl, CD, DVD, and VHS … More »
Tags: Music, News, Frank Ocean


Frank Ocean’s Endless Is Coming To Streaming Services

Frank Ocean's years-old video album Endless is finally coming to streaming, multiple sources tell Billboard. While it has existed as a 45-minute music video on Apple Music since its 8/18/2016 release, it has never before been released as a proper, track-by-track album on streaming services or on digital retailers like Apple’s iTunes Store. More »
Tags: Apple, Music, News, Frank Ocean


Frank Ocean Teases Cover of SZA’s “The Weekend”

Frank Ocean loves to perform covers. The Grammy Award-winning singer has previously given his own personal twist to songs by Aaliyah and Aubrey Hepburn in recent years. On Thursday morning (Jan. 24), Ocean posted a video on his Instagram Story, where he’s heard singing a cover of SZA’s CTRL standout “The Weekend.” In the short teaser, Frank Ocean’s voice singing the song’s hook can be heard as he drives down a road towards a beaming sunset. “Nowadays, I have to live with the song for a bit an...
Tags: Ocean, Jazz, Aaliyah, Music News, Frank Ocean, CTRL, SZA, The Weekend, Aubrey Hepburn, Mikelle Street


Frank Ocean Previews SZA Cover

Late last year, Frank Ocean made his Instagram account public and for the most part he's used it to shed a little light on his stylish lifestyle. But today he's used it to share a snippet of new music. Earlier this morning, Ocean uploaded a video of him driving as the sun rose … More »
Tags: Music, Ocean, Frank Ocean, SZA, Frank Ocean Previews SZA


Into Horoscopes? Spotify Just Made Your Life Way Easier

Spotify wants us all to be that person. You know the one — horoscope lovers, astrology devotees, Mercury-in-retrograde apologists. The streaming service is letting everyone embrace their love for astrology by curating custom playlists based on horoscope signs.The decision to do so is just short of genius.Here's how it works:1. Click this link.2. In new browser page, look for your sign and click it on your "Cosmic Playlist." (Don't know what yours is? Check here.)3. Voila! The music you were des...
Tags: Spotify, Fashion, Music, Frank Ocean, Don, Nicholas, Sampha, Chani Nicholas, Rilo Kiley Coldplay


I Traded My Box Braids For A Frank Ocean-Inspired Buzz Cut

There are two types of people when it comes to haircuts: There are those who squint at the sight of shears for a two-inch trim, and those who walk in the salon with box braids and walk out with a buzz cut. Monica Ananonu, a freelance illustrator, falls into the latter category.In the latest episode of Hair Me Out, Ananonu crops her hair down to a fade and dyes it platinum blonde for a look inspired by Frank Ocean’s Blonde album art. “I guess I’m nervous because my hair grows really slowly, so...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Beverly Hills, Frank Ocean, Kazumi, Aaron Watkins, Frank Ocean Inspired Buzz Cut, Monica Ananonu, Ananonu


Instagram Secret Menus, New Trends Decoded

In this edition of Decoded, our fiends at AWAL look at the trends and hidden tricks shaping entertainment inside the Facebook owned and operated social media crown jewel that is Instagram. _________________________ Guest post from AWAL The sheer scale of Facebook’s owned-and-operated crown jewel makes it a vital endpoint in the content race—an inspiring and overwhelming launchpad for preternaturally gifted yodelers, abnormally adorable dogs, and generational artists who set new sta...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Instagram, US, Bbc, Ocean, Nice, Tumblr, Frank Ocean, Anderson Paak, AP Rocky, Paak, Awal, Sunil Singhvi, Will Page Spotify, Sunhil


Twitter Has A Lot To Say About Frank Ocean's Skin-Care Routine

Many people know Frank Ocean for his lyrical genius and his entertaining Instagram page. (I mean, clips of Brad Pitt breaking it down on the dance floor? Epic!) But apparently Ocean has a whole other area of expertise: skin care. For GQ's latest cover story, the music artist spilled the details on his skin regimen and explained how men need to do better when it comes to their nighttime routines. Sure, he also touched on politics and music in his interview, but there's something extra special ab...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Ocean, Pharrell, Brad Pitt, Gq, Lindsay Lohan, Michael, Frank Ocean, Ben Dean, While Ocean


Hollywood's Bleach-Blonde Bro Club Just Gained Another Member

Just when you thought getting an appointment with your colorist was complicated enough (with everyone going blonde nowadays), there's a new client base starting to book time under the bleach bowl. We're talking about dudes. Yep, the streets of L.A. are starting to resemble Eminem's performance of The Real Slim Shady at the 2000 MTV VMAs. A look well worn by stars like Frank Ocean and trademarked on classic movie characters like Draco Malfoy is now being embraced by more and more male celebritie...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Mexico, Ariana Grande, Eminem, San Diego, Zac Efron, Lindsay Lohan, Pete Davidson, Miguel Layun, Halsey, Javier Hernandez, Frank Ocean, Brown, Efron, Malik


Frank Ocean Covers ‘GQ’, Talks Instagram, Activism & More

Frank Ocean is the cover star of GQ Magazine’s February issue. The Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter is interviewed by his Blonded Radio co-hosts, Vegyn and Emmett Cruddas, via phone last month. Frank discusses the decision to make his Instagram public, covering songs like Aaliyah’s “At Your Best…” and Aubrey Hepburn’s “Moon River,” moving to New York City, finding inspiration over the past year through photography, and using his influence to get people to vote during midterms by incenti...
Tags: Quotes, Photos, Instagram, Interviews, New York City, Jazz, Aaliyah, Coldplay, Frank Ocean, Frank, Travis Scott, GQ Magazine, Aubrey Hepburn, Alasdair McLellan, Frank Ocean Responds, Vegyn


Frank Ocean Talks Skincare, MSNBC In Rare Interview

Frank Ocean almost never does press. For an artist as high-profile as he is, Ocean is extremely private, and when he's not making music, he really only communicates with the public via his newly-public Instagram and his Apple Music radio show. So it's news that Ocean is on the cover of GQ's February … More »
Tags: Music, News, Instagram, Ocean, Frank Ocean, Frank Ocean Talks Skincare MSNBC


Best of CH 2018: Listen Up

From synthpop to indie, disco-inflected bops and more, our favorite songs of the year Each day, our editorial team listens to new music and shares favorites in the Listen Up section. Be it synth-pop, indie, experimental or beyond, the discoveries are always powerful. This year provided plenty of ammo—from the ferocious to the poetic, political and personal, delicate tunes, bops and more. While some artists represented …
Tags: Music, Design, Experimental, Pop, Indie, St Vincent, Andre 3000, Janelle Monae, Listenup, Frank Ocean, Robyn, Empress Of, Dreampop, Synthpop, Serpentwithfeet, Lonnie Holley


The 30 Best New Musical Artists of 2018

Amnesia Scanner Amnesia Scanner is the experimental electronic duo of Ville Haimala and Martti Kalliala. Created in late 2013, the group is not exactly new, but they have remained somewhat unrecognizable and wholly inaccessible until this year. As they used to refuse interviews and released several unannounced, unexplained EP's and mixtapes, Amnesia Scanner floated around as illegible codes for devoted listeners to decipher. Every track title was prefaced by "AS", and each music video reg...
Tags: Feature, Music, Japan, UK, England, New York, London, Beyonce, Virginia, Milwaukee, India, Alabama, Los Angeles, Wes, Canada, Brooklyn


Ansel Elgort Went White-Hot Blonde For Winter

Just when you thought getting an appointment with your colorist was complicated enough (with everyone going blonde nowadays), there's a new client base starting to book time under the bleach bowl. We're talking about dudes. Yep, the streets of L.A. are starting to resemble Eminem's performance of The Real Slim Shady at the 2000 MTV VMAs. A look well worn by stars like Frank Ocean and trademarked on classic movie characters like Draco Malfoy is now being embraced by more and more male celebritie...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Ansel Elgort, Mexico, Ariana Grande, Eminem, San Diego, Pete Davidson, Miguel Layun, Halsey, Javier Hernandez, Frank Ocean, Brown, Malik, Davidson, MTV VMAs


Resurfaced tweets out T-Pain as — drumroll, please — as a gay ally!

Turns out not every old tweet is problematic.
Tags: Music, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Hip-hop, Rappers, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Frank Ocean, Ally, Rapper


Decoded: Instagram’s Latest Trends, Secret Menus

Here we look at how the Facebook-owned social media platform powerhouse that is Instagram is dominating a transforming the music industry's social media landscape, and some of the statistics, trends, and hidden tricks through which it's doing it. _________________________ Guest post from AWAL Decoded dismantles big topics into manageable insights for artists & teams.   The sheer scale of Facebook’s owned-and-operated crown jewel makes it a vital endpoint in the content race—an ins...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Instagram, Marketing, US, Social Media, Bbc, Ocean, Guest Post, Nice, Tumblr, Frank Ocean, Anderson Paak, AP Rocky, Paak, Awal


Laura Adamczyk's Playlist for Her Story Collection "Hardly Children"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Laura Adamczyk's story collection Hardly Children is a haunting and auspicious debut from a writer to watch. The New York Times wrote of the book: "The stories are achingly open t...
Tags: Music, Chicago, Neil Young, David, The New York Times, Prince, Joe Cocker, Frank Ocean, Electric Light Orchestra, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Chicago Tribune, Champaign, Angel Olsen, Frank Black


11 Musicians You Didn't Know Were Independent

Conventional wisdom is that an artist has to be on a major label to have major success in the music industry. But these 11 top artists are proving that the major label paradigm has shifted, Indie is in.  Some have left major labels; but most have always been strictly independent, either with an indie label or D.I.,Y. with a team of their choice. 1. Frank Ocean 2. Chance The Rapper 3. Iggy Azalea 4. Cody Simpson 5. Nipsey Hussle 6. Noname 7. The Gold Setti...
Tags: Music, Cody Simpson, Iggy Azalea, Nipsey Hussle, Frank Ocean, Bruce Houghton, Joey Bada, Hanson, Noname, Jane Weaver


Frank Ocean Made His Instagram Account Public

Frank Ocean continues to be one of the most elusive figures in pop music today, but things are looking up: the Blonde hitmaker has made his much-hyped personal Instagram account public. To mark the occasion, Ocean posted a shirtless mirror selfie simply caption with the word “Welcome.” … More »
Tags: Music, News, Ocean, Frank Ocean



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