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Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Frank Ocean Blonde

Back when he made Channel Orange, Frank Ocean had a secret weapon, and that secret weapon was Christopher Breaux. The version of Ocean who made…
Tom Breihan | August 22, 2016 - 3:25 pm
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2015 In Review

Getting The Drop On Us: The Year In Surprise And/Or “Surprise” Releases

Here in the future, we now know Andy Warhol was right about everyone getting their 15 minutes of fame, but it comes with some unexpected…
Chris DeVille | December 29, 2015 - 11:23 am
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2015 In Review

The 15 Biggest Band Beefs Of 2015

Beefs! All hail beefs! Every year we start off with a blank slate, and every year our favorite (and least favorite!) artists bring all of…
James Rettig | December 15, 2015 - 1:35 pm
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More Frank Ocean stories

Will Frank Ocean’s Blonde Switcheroo Get Him Sued By Universal?

Frank Ocean released about as much music over the past week or so as he had in his entire career up to that point. In…
Collin Robinson | 6:42 pm
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Universal Reportedly Bans Its Artists From Any More Streaming Exclusives

A couple weeks ago, Chance The Rapper's manager, Pat Corcoran, talked to Billboard about the Chicago rapper's decision to release his recent mixtape, Coloring Book,…
Michael Nelson | August 23, 2016 - 7:08 pm
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Watch Joey Bada$$ Recite Kanye West’s McDonald’s Poem

Among the many gifts included in Frank Ocean's Boys Don't Cry zine is a poem that Kanye West wrote about McDonalds. It's inspired many great…
James Rettig | August 22, 2016 - 5:32 pm
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Read Kanye West’s Poem About McDonald’s From Frank Ocean’s Magazine

Last night, some dude named Frank Ocean released an under-the-radar little album called Blonde. You should check it out! The Boys Don't Cry zine that…
Peter Helman | August 21, 2016 - 11:42 am
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Frank Ocean Blonde Comment Party

After a seemingly endless series of teases, but not at all long after Endless, Frank Ocean has really, truly, honestly delivered The Album Formerly Known
Chris DeVille | August 20, 2016 - 7:09 pm
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Frank Ocean – “Nikes” Video (Feat. A$AP Rocky)

After Frank Ocean released his extremely low-key new visual album Endless, reports circulated that another album -- his proper follow-up to Channel Orange, the project…
Chris DeVille | August 20, 2016 - 8:55 am
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Frank Ocean Was Still Working On Endless 3 Weeks Ago

If you've heard Frank Ocean's new visual album Endless, you've noticed the album begins with an electronic track called "Device Control" by Wolfgang Tillmans and…
Chris DeVille | August 19, 2016 - 3:48 pm
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Proper Frank Ocean Album Out This Weekend But No Longer Titled Boys Don’t Cry

We've been waiting for four years since Channel Orange, and now it looks like we're getting two Frank Ocean albums. Last night, Ocean shared Endless,…
Tom Breihan | August 19, 2016 - 9:20 am
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Frank Ocean Releases Visual Album Endless

It's here. Or, at least, something's here. After finally finishing that damn staircase and debuting new songs on his mysterious livestream, Frank Ocean has released...a…
Peter Helman | August 19, 2016 - 12:19 am
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Frank Ocean Debuts New Music On Livestream

We've been waiting for something substantive to happen on Frank Ocean's livestream since he first launched that mysterious carpentry project weeks ago, and now it's…
Peter Helman | August 18, 2016 - 11:40 pm
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Watch Frank Ocean Race Cars With Tyler, The Creator & A$AP Rocky Instead Of Finishing His Album

We're now almost two weeks out from when it seemed like Frank Ocean's Boys Don't Cry was truly, really about to come out. The album…
James Rettig | August 18, 2016 - 9:53 am
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Hudson Mohawke Clarifies Comments About James Blake, Frank Ocean: “Anywaysssss All Good”

Last week, UK producer Hudson Mohawke stated via Twitter that he had demoed songs with both Frank Ocean and James Blake, but "can’t get into…
Zac Gelfand | August 14, 2016 - 1:00 pm
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Frank Ocean’s Boys Don’t Cry Is Out This Friday

We are only four days away from Frank Ocean's long-awaited follow-up to Channel Orange. The New York Times reports that Boys Don't Cry will be…
Chris DeVille | August 1, 2016 - 5:08 pm
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Frank Ocean Website Launches Mysterious Livestream

To recap our longstanding Frank Ocean album watch: In April of 2015, Ocean announced that his next LP would be out in July of that
Chris DeVille | August 1, 2016 - 9:24 am
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News Of Frank Ocean Novel Revealed By CalvinKlein.com JavaScript

We're still stuck patiently waiting for the new Frank Ocean album, which may or may not be entitled Boys Don't Cry, but at least there's…
Peter Helman | July 8, 2016 - 6:18 pm
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Frank Ocean, Young Thug, & Henry Rollins Star In Calvin Klein Commercials

Frank Ocean, Young Thug, and Henry Rollins are among the stars who will be featured in Calvin Klein's fall 2016 campaign. The company unveiled the…
Peter Helman | July 5, 2016 - 7:40 pm
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Frank Ocean (Remember Him?) Teases Boys Don’t Cry Due Date

Hey, remember Frank Ocean? Remember when his new album and zine (one or both of which may be titled Boys Don't Cry) was going to
Peter Helman | July 2, 2016 - 11:07 am
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Read Frank Ocean’s Public Letter About The Orlando Mass Shooting

We haven't heard a lot from Frank Ocean recently. But in the wake of last week's horrific mass shooting in Orlando, Ocean has posted a
Tom Breihan | June 21, 2016 - 8:51 am
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Stream James Blake The Colour In Anything

And just like that, we have a new James Blake album! After over a year of teasing, what was once known as Radio Silence and…
James Rettig | May 5, 2016 - 7:10 pm
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