Frank Ocean life and biography

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Frank Ocean biography

Date of birth : 1987-10-29
Date of death : -
Birthplace : New Orleans, Louisiana
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2012-06-25
Credited as : rapper, OFWGKTA, Pyramids

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Frank Ocean is an American singer/songwriter and member of the gleefully hedonistic hip-hop collective OFWGKTA.

Born Christopher “Lonny” Breaux in New Orleans, Louisiana, Frank 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.”

Listen to Frank's 2012 single "Pyramids":




On January 5, 2012, the BBC announced that he had finished in second place in the BBC's Sound of 2012 poll. Ocean is currently working on his debut studio album, set to be released in the first half of 2012, while the same year he appeared at Coachella and he is scheduled to appear at Lollapalooza. His debut album, Channel Orange, is reportedly set to be released on July 17, 2012.

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