R&B crooner Frank Ocean is featured in the the Band of Outsiders‘ Spring/Summer 2013 lookbook. Utilizing the Polaroid motif, it showcases Ocean in a clean tux and showing off a few new pieces. Photographed by Scott Sternberg, hit the jump for more released looks as well as Band of Outsiders’ IG and Tumblr through Sunday. The collection will be available soon at Band of Outsider stockists.
What was a surprise to most, Frank Ocean perform’s Forrest Gump, from his critically acclaimed, and now Grammy award-winning album, Channel Orange. Congratulations to the Odd Future crooner as he received awards for Best Urban Contemporary Album, as well as Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for No Church In The Wild with Jay-Z, Kanye West & The-Dream!
OutKast reunites (sort of) as Big Boi adds a verse to Frank Ocean’s already 3 Stacks assisted album cut Pink Matter. Word is Big is also working on a verse for T.I.’s Sorry, which featured an apologetic Andre as well.
Check out the joint Frank Ocean recorded for the Django Unchained soundtrack. Since the song didn’t end up making the soundtrack he decided to let it go for free via his twitter last night.
We can’t entirely read facial expressions in this flick, but by the look of it, Frank Ocean maybe telling us something about this collaboration. In other news, Rick Ross’ frequent collaborator Beat Billionaire recently got a text to hand in some beats to Jigga, so we can now expect that an LP is in the works. And knowing Jay-Z’s rapid work ethic, fans will probably get to hear it by the end of the year. Ah, but who knows. Spotted at RapRadar.
Coming off his incredible SNL performance (doing “Thinkin Bout You” and “Pyramids”), Frank Ocean rides out in the middle of the desert to the strip clubs where an inebriated Mr Ocean takes in the finer
assets things — all the while John Mayer (who also appeared on SNL with him) plays his funky guitar, well, in front of a pyramid. Masterpiece shot by Nabil.
Released via iTunes 7/10/2012; Physical Release 7/17/2012
First off, let’s be clear: This isn’t the coming out party on wax some people were thinking. If you’re not over that shit, then you’re missing out. Now, let’s talk about the sneak attack. Odd Future’s resident crooner Frank Ocean leaked that he would release his Def Jam debut 1 week early via iTunes, as his first national TV performance on Jimmy Fallon. At this point, such an unexpected move was expected, as promotion of the album has been as minimal as possible (as in, announcing it via his Tumblr page). It’s the same move that Jay & ‘Ye made with “Watch The Throne” to prevent leaks, and it worked. That, and releasing the album’s Thank You notes that details his first love affair, has made Frank the talk of the entire music industry. Now, let’s talk about the music on Channel Orange (without giving too much away, that is).
Following the release of Frank Ocean’s debut album Channel Orange to rave reviews, fans were surprised that only one Odd Future member made the cut, and it wasn’t Tyler, The Creator. Well, don’t fret, according to Idolator this song “Golden Girl” will be included on the physical version of the LP — for which will be attached to the ending of track 17, “End.” In related news, Hits Daily Double also reports that “Channel Orange” is on pace to sell anywhere from 100-125k copies in its first week of [digital] release — and the physical copies are yet to be accounted for — as it officially will hit racks nationwide on July 17th.