Frank Ocean is an artist who you may want to pay close attention to within the upcoming months. The buzz has consistently gotten louder since the release of his first mixtape nostalgia, ULTRA in February and the scheduled re-release of the mixtape on July 26th by Def Jam Records.
So who is this Frank Ocean guy anyways? Frank Ocean is 23 years old and was born in New Orleans, LA. His birth name is Christopher Breaux. He briefly attended University of New Orleans before being forced to evacuate in August 2005 when Hurricane Katrina devastated the city.
He has written songs for various artists including, Justin Bieber, John Legend, and Brandy. He even wrote the song, “I Miss You” off of Queen Bey’s fourth solo album “4”. Ocean is getting the attention of some other people in the industry as well. It is reported that both Drake and Lupe Fiasco reached out to him and complimented him on his music. That’s kind of cool considering the fact that he is often times compared to Drake. His song “Novacane” is becoming a popular hit and Ocean has released a video for it as well.
Although, I have not listened to nostalgia, ULTRA in its entirety I am impressed with the songs that I have heard and definitely think you should listen to the guy and judge for yourself!
His twitter is @frank_ocean