Frank Ocean

Nov
14
Rihanna, Frank Ocean, Big Sean, Cassie, & Diddy Celebrate GQ’s ‘Men of the Year’

Rihanna and Frank Ocean

Rihanna celebrated her GQ “Men of the Year” cover at a star-studded bash in Hollywood last night. The “Diamonds” singer, who was named “Obsession of the Year” by the men’s magazine, stole the show in a slinky red Calvin Klein mini, toasting with her fellow honorees Ben Affleck and Channing Tatum.

Big Sean kept it player in a one-of-one Katie Eary shirt and red adidas sneakers, Kid Cudi and Ne-Yo looked fresh out of the pages of GQ, and even the elusive (and tipsy) Frank Ocean came out to party with RiRi at Chateau Marmont. Jamie Foxx was snapped grabbing Rihanna’s digits, while Cassie snuggled up with her man Diddy in VIP.

Check out more pics from the glamorous affair below.

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Oct
16
Frank Ocean Reflects on Love, Religion, and Oreos in Open Letter

Frank Ocean

From penning a novel about twins to starting his own car club, the always honest Frank Ocean is opening up to his fans about what’s on his mind in a new letter posted on his Tumblr page.

“I’ve possibly lost all religion. I’ve sunken into passivity in certain areas of my life,” muses the “Thinkin Bout You” singer on deep subjects along with random thoughts like, “I eat steaks again now” to “Oreos don’t work with almond milk.”

He also speaks about his recent studio session with Jay-Z and Pharrell (“I wonder how many trophies are lodged in their minds”), moving from L.A. to New York or Tokyo, and lessons in love (“The number one rule in relationships is to never just leave”).

While candid, the letter is nowhere near as revelatory as the one he penned earlier this year, in which he told the world that he had once loved a man. Since then, fans have embraced the Odd Future member for his truthfulness and his popularity has only grown.

Read Frank’s letter in its entirety below.

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Oct
9
New Music: MellowHype f/ Frank Ocean – ‘Astro’

Numbers

Wolf Gang’s in this bitch. Frank Ocean gets his shine on with his Odd Future cohorts Hodgy Beats and Left Brain, collectively known as MellowHype, on “Astro,” one of the cuts off the duo’s new album Numbers. A carefree Frank flosses and soaks up his success on his swagged-out verse.

“I think I’ma gonna wear the yellow tux at the Grammys and rock out with my cock out/ Like who this kid think he is/ It’s just somethin’ I seen Prince do,” sings the confident crooner.

Bask in his orange glow.

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Oct
8
Pharrell Hits the Studio with Jay-Z and Frank Ocean

Frank ocean, Pharrell, and Jay-Z

Now here’s a reason to get excited. Pharrell was recently in the studio with Jay-Z and Frank Ocean working on new music. While it’s unknown exactly what they were cooking up (New Jay-Z album? Watch the Throne 2?), Pharrell offered a teaser of their collaboration.

“Can’t wait for y’all to hear what I’m working on with big bro @S_C_ and lil bro @frank_ocean,” tweeted The Neptunes hitmaker.

Frank and Jay-Z previously collaborated on Watch the Throne and Pharrell produced “Sweet Life” for the Odd Future crooner’s critically-acclaimed debut channel ORANGE.

Sep
24
New Music: Frank Ocean – ‘Blue Whale’

Blue Whale

Frank Ocean makes waves with a mysterious new song called “Blue Whale,” which he debuted on his Tumblr page. The acclaimed musician kicks rhymes about life on the introspective track. “If I ever have a daughter, I wonder what I could call her/ Nine months after I f**k on the beach, I guess I call her karma,” he raps. “Life goes on pimpin’, the wise don’t doubt it.”

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Sep
16
Video: Frank Ocean f/ John Mayer – ‘Pyramids’

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Hours after performing on the season premiere of “SNL,” Frank Ocean debuts the trippy video for “Pyramids” off his Def Jam debut channel ORANGE. In the Nabil-directed clip, the New Orleans native downs some Absynthe and shoots up the bar before riding off on his motorcycle. He makes his way to a strip club in the middle of the desert where topless women work the pole and tempt their male clients. A dazed Frank stumbles upon John Mayer, who appears to perform a guitar solo. He eventually wanders into the desert as the sun rises with the pyramid in the backdrop.

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Sep
15
Frank Ocean Performs on ‘SNL’ Season Premiere

Frank Ocean

The new season of “Saturday Night Live” got underway with the soulful stylings of Frank Ocean. Wearing his signature bandana around his head, the Odd Future crooner was joined on guitar by special guest John Mayer during his two-song set. Seated on a stool, he performed his channel ORANGE hit “Thinkin Bout You,” returning later in the show for “Pyramids.”

Watch both performances below.

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