Frank Ocean

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Christopher Francis "Frank" Ocean (born Christopher Edwin Breaux; October 28, 1987), is an American singer, songwriter and rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana. Ocean embarked on his musical career as a ghostwriter for several prominent artists, including John Legend, Justin Bieber and Brandy. In 2010, he became a member of alternative hip hop collective OFWGKTA, also known as Odd Future. Ocean subsequently released his breakout mixtape, Nostalgia, Ultra, to critical acclaim in 2011. The singles, "Novacane" and "Swim Good", both achieved chart success. In 2012, Ocean finished in second place in BBC's Sound of 2012 poll. His debut studio album, Channel Orange, was released in July 2012 to critical acclaim and was promoted with three charting singles: "Thinkin Bout You", "Pyramids" and "Sweet Life". Ocean's music has been characterized by music writers as idiosyncratic in style.

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Frank Ocean #Communication #Learning

Photo of Frank Ocean I feel like I was writing as I was learning to talk. Writing was always a go to form of communication.
Frank Ocean #Cool

Photo of Frank Ocean It's cool to be recognised by your peers.
Frank Ocean #Cool

Photo of Frank Ocean The idea of recognising your strengths and using them in as versatile a way as you can is cool to me.
Frank Ocean #Fear

Photo of Frank Ocean I won't touch on risky, because that's subjective. People are just afraid of things too much. Afraid of things that don't necessarily merit fear.
Frank Ocean #Movies

Photo of Frank Ocean Whenever I think about movies, I always look at that art process as having the best of a lot of worlds. Because if you watch a great film, you have a musical element to it, not just on the scoring, but in the way that the shots are edited - that has music and rhythm and time.
Frank Ocean #Communication #Learning

Photo of Frank Ocean I feel like I was writing as I was learning to talk. Writing was always a go-to form of communication. And I knew I could sing from being in tune with the radio.
Frank Ocean #Mom

Photo of Frank Ocean We were poor. But my mom never accepted that. She worked hard to become a residential contractor - got her master's with honors at the University of New Orleans. I used to go to every class with her. Her father was my paternal figure.