Frank Ocean

Jul
25
Frank Ocean Pens ‘Versace’ Remix

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Frank Ocean is giving us his own take on “Versace,” minus the audio. The channel ORANGE crooner has posted lyrics via his blog to a remix of Migos’ song, in which he makes several revelations.

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Jun
26
Jay-Z Previews New Song ‘Oceans’ Featuring Frank Ocean

Jay-Z

The countdown is on to Magna Carta Holy Grail. With exactly one week to go, Jay-Z continues to tease with more goodies. After revealing the lyrics to the Justin Timberlake-assisted “Holy Grail” earlier in the week, HipHop-N-More has unearthed the lyrics to “Oceans” featuring Frank Ocean.

Jay explains the meaning behind the piano-driven song. “It sounds like a celebration of where we are now on some big yacht, throwing champagne in the water,” he tells Rick Rubin. “But the undertow of the thing is that this is the same water that brought us here originally as slaves, so it has this old duality and how we are rewriting history.”

On July 4, Samsung will release 1 million free copies of Magna Carta Holy Grail to Galaxy S III, Galaxy S 4, and Note II owners before the rest of the world receives it on July 9.

Listen to a preview of “Oceans” in the video below.

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Jun
26
Frank Ocean Debuts New Songs in Germany

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Frank Ocean kicked off his international “You’re Not Dead Tour” last night. During his show in Munich, Germany, the Grammy-winning crooner performed three new songs while his favorite BMW was projected on the screen behind him. He didn’t reveal the titles. However, Frank has been working on a follow-up to channel ORANGE.

His European tour continues through July before heading to Toronto on August 4 for Drake’s 4th Annual OVO Fest.

Watch him debut new material live.

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May
30
Frank Ocean Announces International Tour Dates

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Frank Ocean is spending his summer overseas. The R&B sensation has announced dates for an international tour.

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May
15
Drake, Frank Ocean, & James Blake to Play 4th Annual OVO Fest

Drake and Frank Ocean

Drake is bringing some new friends to Canada for the 4th Annual OVO Fest. October’s Very Own has announced the lineup for this year’s festival.

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Apr
25
Frank Ocean Takes Inspiration from Beatles, Beach Boys on New Album

Frank Ocean

For channel ORANGE, Frank Ocean studied R&B legends including Stevie Wonder. Now the Odd Future singer is soaking up inspiration from ’60s bands including The Beatles and Beach Boys for his next album.

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Apr
24
Justin Timberlake, Frank Ocean, & Miguel Attend TIME 100 Gala

Justin Timberlake and Frank Ocean

Some of the world’s most influential people gathered under one roof at the TIME 100 Gala on Tuesday night. Musicians, politicians, athletes, and activists toasted one another at the magazine’s star-studded celebration at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City.

Justin Timberlake arrived with his wife Jessica Biel, while fellow honoree Frank Ocean brought his mother Katonya as his date.

The R&B crooners looked dapper in their black suits and bow ties. Frank helped adjust Jimmy Fallon’s tie and was introduced to Vice President Joe Biden.

Honorees Miguel and Christina Aguilera had power players including Steven Spielberg, Gayle King, and Barbara Walters on their feet with their lively performances.

While they were included on this year’s list, both Beyoncé and cover star Jay-Z were absent from the event.

See more pics from the influential evening below.

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