Blonde - Frank Ocean
  • Genre: Pop
  • Release Date: 2017-12-12
  • Explicitness: explicit
  • Country: USA
  • Track Count: 17

Blonde

Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean (born October 28, 1987) is an American singer/songwriter and member of the gleefully hedonistic hip-hop collective OFWGKTA. He was born Christopher Lonny Breaux in New Orleans, Louisiana, and now resides in Beverly Hills. He has helped pen tracks for Justin Bieber, John Legend, Brandy, and Beyonce Knowles over the last few years. In 2011, Ocean released his debut mixtape, Nostalgia, Ultra, for free via his Tumblr. Venting about his decision to drop the record his own way, he took to Twitter on March 1, 2011: i. did. this. not ISLAND DEF JAM. that's why you see no label logo on the artwork that I DID. guess its my fault for trusting my dumbass lawyer and signing my career over to a failing company. fuck Def Jam & any company that goes the length of signing a kid with dreams & talent w/ no intention of following through. fuck em. now back to my day. i want some oatmeal and toast. brunch swag. Compared to the mainstream r&b/hip-hop music we hear on the radio now-a-days, Ocean is a breath of fresh air. As a member of the Odd Future (OFWGKTA) collective, his sound is distinctively soulful/r&b influenced, yet done in a way that could pass for something totally different. As Tyler, the Creator states, “It’s Smooth Ass Music About Bitches, Relationships And Being A Rich Young Nigga…But In A Swagged Out Way.” Ocean was evacuated from the University of New Orleans to Los Angeles, California just as Hurricane Katrina hit in August 2005, and stayed in Los Angeles to pursue a music career. Ocean joined Los Angeles based collective OFWGKTA, who he met through mutual friends, at the end of 2009. In the end of 2009, he met Tricky Stewart, who helped Ocean sign a contract with Def Jam Recordings as an artist, however, he was initially unable to build a relationship with the company. In 2010, he changed his name from Christopher Lonny Breaux to Christopher Francis Ocean via a legal website. In an April 2011 interview, Ocean intimated that his relationship with Def Jam has strengthened since the release of his mixtape. On April 28, 2011, Ocean was arrested on unspecified charges by the LAPD, and was released on the morning after on April 29, 2011. Ocean joined his OFWGKTA bandmates for the first time on tour from May 12 to May 19, 2011. On May 31, 2011, Def Jam released the single Novacane on iTunes soon followed by Swim Good Taken from his mixtape Nostalgia, ULTRA. His first 'proper' album, Channel Orange was released on July 17th, 2012. You can get all everything on Frank Ocean (News, New Songs, Unreleased Songs, Videos, etc) right here! Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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Reviews

  • Give it time

    5
    By Sads76
    After listening for months I am finally ready to leave a review. At first this album seemed boring, but you can't judge off the bat. This album is great, amazing vocals, CRAZY AD LIBS ON "White Ferrari". Amazing transition in "Nights". What more can you ask for, Channel Orange is honestly topped in my opinion. Great word play on songs, amazing productions. People just need to learn how to listen to music and give things time.
  • Perfection

    5
    By Firelord.Waseem
    This album is the greatest I've ever heard
  • Never had music dictate my feelings this much

    5
    By citrusreviews17
    10/10 amazing
  • Sebastian Patrizio

    5
    By mario1279
    frank ocean is a god. this album is a complete masterpiece, its one of those album like bruno mars' album 24k magic where i can listen to it from begining to end. my favorite songs on this album are pink + white, nikes, be yourself, solo, self control, nights, godspeed, ivy and solo (reprise). oh, i also the last song song futura free it reminds a little bit of kanye's runaway. it's very odd and unexpecting but it's definitely not a low moment on the album. overall i really enjoyed listening to this thing, i'm surprised it hasn't won a grammy. i just know that frank will get it in 2018! good job frank! can't wait for your next album!
  • Perfect

    5
    By DaddySwav
    If i can give it more than 5stars i would
  • This Album Will Change Your Life 😵

    5
    By FoolishSwamj
    I've never been this shocked and influenced by any musical album. This is the greatest album I've heard in a while. This album has it all, love, struggles, depression, and many abstract ideas Frank Ocean has. This album is so unique there just might as well be a whole new category for this album. If you do need to listen, listen from start to finish.
  • Frank is Amazing!

    5
    By MattyJ112202
    He is very different from other artists definitely not one person like him
  • Missing track 3

    1
    By castiels
    Great album, but my issue is more so with iTunes. I downloaded this album and track 3 is missing. It simply shows "purchased" next to the track on iTunes and it's not in my library. What the f. I JUST PAID FOR THE WHOLE THING.
  • No words

    5
    By MR.Mad000
    Ways this piece was able to share and how I felt this piece personally with the creator I felt as if I was being told the story emotionally through my body and that will be an experience I will never forget, thank you Christopher
  • One of the Greatest albums ever

    5
    By Jfjfjrhrrnb
    Incredible. Miles ahead of channel orange imo.

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