Frank Ocean’s Debut ‘Nostalgia, Ultra’ to Get Commercial Release

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Tyler, the Creator gave Odd Future its first big look on the charts with his top 5 solo debut Goblin, and now his fellow member Frank Ocean is following suit with his own commercial release.

After Def Jam held off on releasing his debut Nostalgia, Ultra, OFWGKTA’s resident crooner took matters into his own hands, offering the album as a free download on his website. The online freebie became such a sensation that his label took notice and has decided to release it in stores.

Def Jam has pegged a July 26 release for the project, Rap-Up.com has learned. One of the tracks, the Tricky Stewart-produced “Novacane,” will be released digitally to iTunes ahead of the album on May 31. It is currently unknown which songs will make the commercial release and if there will be new tracks added.

The 23-year-old singer-songwriter, who resides in Los Angeles, has been in the studio with Beyoncé, Nas, and most recently Swizz Beatz, who tweeted, “wow the man has real talent much respect to him 100%.”

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23 Comments

  1. mal

    Novacaaane baybeh!!

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  2. Jessica

    Finally, but it’s a little too late now everybody already downloaded the album — for free. I can’t believe talent like this got left on the shelf for so long, it’s about time he gets the recognition he deserves. .

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    Mishaya Reply:

    @Jessica, Do you know how I could get the album now?…

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  3. Michelle

    @ Jessica

    Drake’s “So Far Gone” had been given away for free and he still released it as an EP.

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  4. meghan

    WOOOOORD TO WHOOOOOO!!!!

    OMFG!!!!!

    IVE BEEN WAITING FOR HIS ALBUM TO DROP BUT RELEASING NOSTALGIA, ULTRA IS A PER-FEEEEECT IDEA…. PEOPLE MUST LISTEN TO THIS ALBUM…THERE MINDS WILL BE BLOWN…I LOVE ME SOME NOVACANE BUT….

    “WE ALL TRY” AND “SONGS FOR WOMEN” ARE MY ABSOLUTE FAAAVES <3

    WHOO HOO!!!! :))))

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  5. That Cranberry Sauce

    Nice. Frank is the only Odd Future reject that actually has any talent.

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    Carlos Bonegro Reply:

    @That Cranberry Sauce, he wouldnt be in the same group as them if all of odd future wernt talented you dumbass

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    aaliyah Reply:

    @Carlos Bonegro, Right, they’re real talented.

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    the Real Reply:

    @Carlos Bonegro, the rest of them niggas is trash…stfu lame..lol Frank is Winning!!!

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    confused Reply:

    @the Real, trash? but goblin was just released and mellow hypes blackened white is being rereleased in stores dam if trash was maken money i would sell your coment

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  6. Real Issh

    His album is amazing .. Novacane 1st , American Wedding 2nd , & We All Try 3rd ..

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  7. Phoenix

    Good luck with that.

    To me he is kind of cool but that album would not get my money. Only “Novacane” and “Lovecrimes” were hot. The rest of it was just average so I could understand why they weren’t behind it. But those 2 tracks make me think he could probably make a lot of great songs. Hope he adds some more hot shit

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  8. Ice

    I had no clue Tricky produced Novacane, no wonder I love it.=)

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  11. AAA

    I love this dude….like forreal!!!

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  12. Leo

    He’s the next BIG thing in music. Mark my words!!

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  13. snchzz

    Слушаю Nostalgia,Ultra уже 2 месяца!Обажаю!треки обалденные.Интересно,что с Beyonce получится.Уверена,что будет супер!

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  14. Yo!

    Yes!! I already have the mixtape but I’ll buy the official release too for sure! Novacane is my fav, love Swim Good, Love Grimes, Nature Feels and We All Try. That’s 5 tracks off the album I go hard for… there are some plastic pop artists out there who release an album and only 2 tracks are hot.

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  15. SAYINSOMETHIN-NICE

    Frank Ocean is Dope, Swim good, and Nature feels..( cant forget BRandys Vocals there as well- bringing extra magic to the table) and we all try- they should be singles..

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  16. jeremydante

    that’s all well & good; i love the mixtape but everyone already has it. why not just do a whole album? & let novacane be the lead single?

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  17. From Tokyo

    “commercial release”

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  18. Sara

    This is my mannn. Songs For Women is definitely my favorite of the album, but all of the trackss are dopee. Good luck to him, cause he’s gonna get reall desirable real fast. <3

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