Frank Ocean makes a stylish appearance in the pages of Italian fashion bible L’Uomo Vogue. 2011’s breakout star showcases his sharp style in the photographs shot by Nabil Elderkin, who directed his video for “Swim Good.” “Frank Ocean is the best R&B lyricist since Prince,” declares the magazine. In the interview, the Odd Future singer-songwriter, 24, speaks out about being labeled, buying a new car with all cash, and becoming the next president.
On being called an R&B artist: “I’ll usually cringe at the R&B label. Because it’s like calling it urban…and what the fuck is urban music?”
On his banner year with his debut Nostalgia, Ultra and writing credits for Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and Kanye West: “Career-wise, this year feels like a montage scene in a movie.”
On politics: “My generation just doesn’t have the best taste in leadership. And weak leadership means little to no cohesion. If there’s no cohesion, there’s no real chance for effective protest or politics. Obviously, looking at Occupy Wall Street, there are a few in our bunch who still give a damn enough to rally and shout. This will change once I’m elected President.”
Check out more of Frank’s fashionable photos below.