Having a breakout year, Odd Future’s Frank Ocean get his first cover story with FADER. Catch the fade and read an excerpt below.
When he was nine, Frank Ocean’s godfather subscribed him to Robb Report, a magazine for the ultra-rich. Less interested in fiduciary smarts, it’s a catalog of conspicuous consumption, highlighting tropical vacations, invaluable antiques and, as Ocean came to know, really expensive cars. Though he comes from a middle class family, he obsessively read the magazine’s classified ads, fixating on exorbitantly priced used Bentleys and Maybachs. “I would just fall in love with all their cars. That was the start.” Ocean, whowas born Christopher Breaux (and goes by Lonny to friends), downscaled his material desires, and when he was 13, began going door-to-door, detailing cars for cash. “I would bring all my supplies. Literally, it was like a movie, I had a wagon, those long red wagons, like a Radio Flyer-type wagon, and I used to buy my own soaps.”
We’ve been waiting a long, long time. Thanks, Life+Times.
1. No Church in The Wild (Feat. Frank Ocean)
2. Lift Off (Feat. Beyoncé)
3. Niggas in Paris
4. Otis (Feat. Otis Redding)
5. Gotta Have It
6. New Day
7. Prime Time
8. Who Gon Stop Me
9. Murder to Excellence
10. Welcome to The Jungle
11. Sweet Baby Jesus (Feat. Frank Ocean)
12. Love You So (Feat. Mr Hudson)
With Kanye in Paris, Hov held a private listening session for Watch The Throne last night in NYC. Peep, YN’s faux hawk in the far right corner? Ha!
According to Billboard, Jay played 11 tracks. Odd Future’s Frank Ocean is featured on two. As of now, there’s no release date for the project.
Hov says it took three stages for the album to be completed. Some records were even scrapped for being too grandiose. The process stretched three continents (Australia, NY, LA, Paris) with him and Ye recording entirely together. He prefers not to release a traditional single, but hopes to shoot a video for the Beyonce-featured track, “Lift Off”.
Jay also revealed that he’s already two tracks in for his next solo album. One of them will also feature Frank Ocean.
Everybody wants a piece of Odd Future and apparently Nas wants some too. A rep from the collective has confirmed with XXL that the group has laid a track for Esco’s tentatively titled LP, Life Is Good.
Here’s film from Odd Future’s show last night in their Los Angeles stomping grounds. These damn fans are instigators. Sorry Breezy. Don’t tell Game.
A few hours ago, things got poppin’ on Twitter between Chris Brown and Odd Future’s Frank Ocean and Tyler, The Creator. What started out as a compliment from Chris and a misunderstanding from Ocean, made a turn for the worst. Yikes!
Christopher lost his cool, Tyler retaliated and the back and forth carried on until referee Chuck Taylor played peacemaker. Grab a bucket of popcorn and see what you missed below.