New Music Artist - Frank Ocean
Posted on 7:26pm Friday 13th Jan 2012
Frank Ocean, born Christopher Francis Ocean, is an American singer-songwriter from New Orleans, Louisiana. He is only 24 and has released a mixtape called Nostalgia, Ultra. Frank’s style cannot be easily categorized, with his music being placed under numerous different genres, including R&B, alternative hip hop, and hip hop soul.
He is currently signed to Odd Future Records, a record label notorious for being a bunch of young acts doing their own, unique, and most often odd thing, hence the name. Their most high profile artist is Tyler the Creator, a rapper/producer who leads the group. He is infamous for his original music and music video concepts. This uniqueness is apparent in the majority of his signings though, including Frank Ocean, as can be seen in the beginning of his Swim Good music video, where he is eating popcorn with a balaclava on, one which has no hole for his mouth.
His mixtape, Nostalgia, Ultra, caught the attention of numerous highly successful recording artists, including Beyonce Knowles, Jay-z and Kanye West, resulting in his appearance on the latter two’s highly acclaimed album, Watch the Throne.
Frank is destined for great things in the music industry, as is evident in his invitation to perform at Coachella 2012, and finishing second place in the BBC’s Sound of 2012 poll. He is currently working on his debut studio album, which is set to be released in the first half of 2012.