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    Frank Ocean

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    Genre:Rap, Hip-Hop, R&B
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    4.2/5 from 19 users
    Albums:4
    Songs:97

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    Wolves lyrics
    Kanye West feat. Frank Ocean
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    Oceans lyrics
    Jay-Z feat. Frank Ocean
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    Swim Good lyrics
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    Sierra Leone lyrics
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    Novacane lyrics
    6Go Up lyrics
    7Dream Killa lyrics
    8Analog 2 lyrics
    94 Tears lyrics
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    No Church In The Wild lyrics
    The Throne feat. Frank Ocean, Jay-Z and Kanye West

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    Blonde [2016]
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    Nostalgia Ultra [2011]
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    The Lonny Breaux Collection
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    Channel Orange [2012]

    Biography

    Frank Ocean (born March 14, 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 EP, 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.

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