Sorry Best Buy and Amazon, but who would have guessed that the best Cyber Monday deals would come from Frank Ocean.
To celebrate the internet’s best day shopping, Ocean has made available physical copies of his highly anticipated 2016 album, Endless, in vinyl, CD and even VHS. Fans can also cop double sided posters for the sale, which goes until midnight Eastern time.
Get your Frank Ocean memorabilia now at his Blonded.co webstore.
While Frank Ocean fans have been spoiled in the past year and change, as the critically acclaimed singer performed a number of festival gigs throughout the world, dropped two albums and released a number of random tracks on his Blonded radio show, it’s always a fear in the back of any Frank fan’s mind that he will take another extended hiatus.
But in a letter penned for VICE’s “i-D”, Ocean foreshadowed big things in the upcoming year. Closing out his letter, which you can read here, Ocean wrote:
“If you liked two thousand and seventeen, then you’ll love two thousand and eighteen.”
Listen to Frank’s Jay Z and Tyler the Creator collab, ‘Biking’, below, and lets get ready for a big 2018, hopefully complete with a headlining tour, new music and more.
Frank Ocean took to his blonded RADIO show on Sunday night, to share another new track. Titled ‘Provider’, the smooth track was just one of a couple new songs to debut on the program. Ocean also shared his version of 2 Chainz’ ‘Rolls Royce Bitch’.
After a huge drought of new music from the channel ORANGE singer, Ocean has continued to bless fans with new music in the past year. Let’s just hope that the momentum continues throughout the rest of the year and 2018.
One Friday night, Frank Ocean headlined night one of New York City’s Panorama Music Festival. Ocean delivered an epic and memorable performance, after returning to the Big Apple for his first NY show in years. The Blonde singer did not disappoint, and we were on-site to capture some of the best photos from Frank’s 2017 festival run.
Check out our photos from Friday’s performance below.
Despite a couple devastating cancelations of his U.S. festival performances this month (Sasquatch! and Hangout), Frank Ocean fans everywhere can celebrate Ocean’s new contributions with Lil Uzi Vert and Quavo, on A$AP Rocky’s new track ‘RAF’. Debuting on Ocean’s Blonded Radio show on “Beats 1”, Frank shared two versions of the track.
Not only is Ocean spoiling fans with more tracks, after fans had to patiently wait years for new music from the Odd Future singer, but ‘RAF’ features a rapping Frank Ocean, whose raps often get overlooked for his singing.
After a long hiatus of not releasing new music after his debut LP, Frank Ocean is continuing to drop new tracks left and right, ever since the release of his critically acclaimed album, Blonde. This time, Ocean again premiered music on his “Blonded Radio” show via Apple Music’s Beats 1.
Ocean blessed his fans with two new tracks, his auto-tuned laced song ‘Lens’, as well as a second version of the track that features a verse from GOOD Music‘s Travis Scott, titled ‘Lens V2’.
Listen to Frank Ocean’s new tracks, ‘Lens’ and ‘Lens V2’ ft. Travis Scott below.
Frank Ocean surprised fans with his new track ‘Biking’ this past weekend. Recruiting longtime friend and collaborator, Odd Future’s Tyler The Creator, as well as rap legend Jay-Z, ‘Biking’ is a dream collaboration.
Ocean debuted the new song this past weekend on Beats 1 Radio, but fans can purchase the track now. Each artist contributes greatly to the track and it’s another great example of why Tyler and Frank need to continue to hop on tracks together, as the Odd Future duo makes for a perfect team.
Listen to Frank Ocean’s new track ‘Biking’ below and get it now on iTunes.
In case you missed it, the Grammys threw major shade at singer/songwriter Frank Ocean this past week, as producer Ken Ehrlich suggested that Frank Ocean didn’t submit his critically acclaimed album, Blonde, to the Grammy Awards this year because Frank was embarrassed over his live performance at the 2013 Grammys. And while that reasoning sounds ridiculous, and should leave fans scratching their heads, Frank Ocean decided to respond minutes ago.
Taking to his Tumblr, Frank Ocean responded, saying:
“OK KEN (AND DAVID). AS MUCH AS I HATE TO MAKE YOU GUYS FAMOUS OR EVEN RESPOND TO YOU DIRECTLY. WE ALL DIE ONE DAY AND YOU’RE OLD SO FUCK IT. YEA YEA MY 2013 PERFORMANCE AT THE GRAMMYS WAS ABSOLUTE SHIT. TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES, BLAH BLAH. THANKS FOR THE REMINDER. VERY MUCH APPRECIATED. FUCK THAT PERFORMANCE THOUGH. YOU THINK THAT’S WHY I KEPT MY WORK OUT OF THE GRAMMY PROCESS THIS YEAR? DON’T YOU THINK I WOULD’VE WANTED TO PLAY THE SHOW TO ‘REDEEM’ MYSELF IF I FELT THAT WAY? IN REALITY, I ACTUALLY WANTED TO PARTICIPATE IN HONORING PRINCE ON THE SHOW BUT THEN I FIGURED MY BEST TRIBUTE TO THAT MAN’S LEGACY WOULD BE TO CONTINUE TO BE MYSELF OUT HERE AND TO BE SUCCESSFUL. WINNING A TV AWARD DOESN’T CHRISTEN ME SUCCESSFUL. IT TOOK ME SOME TIME TO LEARN THAT. I BOUGHT ALL MY MASTERS BACK LAST YEAR IN THE PRIME OF MY CAREER, THAT’S SUCCESSFUL. BLONDE SOLD A MILLION PLUS WITHOUT A LABEL, THAT’S SUCCESSFUL. I AM YOUNG, BLACK, GIFTED AND INDEPENDENT.. THAT’S MY TRIBUTE. I’VE ACTUALLY BEEN TUNING INTO CBS AROUND THIS TIME OF YEAR FOR A WHILE TO SEE WHO GETS THE TOP HONOR AND YOU KNOW WHAT’S REALLY NOT ‘GREAT TV’ GUYS? 1989 GETTING ALBUM OF THE YEAR OVER TO PIMP A BUTTERFLY. HANDS DOWN ONE OF THE MOST ‘FAULTY’ TV MOMENTS I’VE SEEN. BELIEVE THE PEOPLE. BELIEVE THE ONES WHO’D RATHER WATCH SELECT PERFORMANCES FROM YOUR PROGRAM ON YOUTUBE THE DAY AFTER BECAUSE YOUR SHOW PUTS THEM TO SLEEP. USE THE OLD GRAMOPHONE TO ACTUALLY LISTEN BRO, I’M ONE OF THE BEST ALIVE. AND IF YOU’RE UP FOR A DISCUSSION ABOUT THE CULTURAL BIAS AND GENERAL NERVE DAMAGE THE SHOW YOU PRODUCE SUFFERS FROM THEN I’M ALL FOR IT. HAVE A GOOD NIGHT.” – Frank Ocean (via Tumblr)
Frank didn’t hold back and we don’t blame him. The Grammy has been critiqued by many, especially by black artists, and a number of musicians (including Drake and Kanye West) have decided to opt out to attending this year. It will be interesting to see if Ehrlich decides to respond, but no matter what the Grammys say, Frank Ocean had the album of the year.
Adding to the already stacked list of music festivals for the new year, Sasquatch! Music Festival has shared their huge 2017 lineup. Taking place on Memorial Day Weekend (May 26-28) at The Gorge in George, WA, Sasquatch! will boast headlining performances from Frank Ocean, Chance The Rapper and twenty one pilots.
Also performing at the Washington festival will be MGMT, The Shins, Phantogram, Mac Miller, Bleachers, The Head and the Heart, American Football, Charles Bradley, Catfish & The Bottlemen and many more. Tickets for the general public go on sale January 28th via LiveNation, so if you’re anywhere remotely near the Seattle/Portland area (or if you’re willing to travel for great music) be sure not to miss out.
Check out Sasquatch!’s full 2017 lineup below and visit their official website for more information.
From The xx to U2, there are already a ton of amazing tours scheduled for 2017. But needless to say, there are still a ton of potential tours for the new year, that we are patiently awaiting their announcement. While we are certainly speculating that a number of these artists will go on tour in 2017, we have a hunch that a number of our predictions will come true.
Hit the jump and check out our list of the 10 Tour Announcements We’re Patiently Waiting for in 2017!