Drizzy has officially announced the fourth annual October’s Very Own Fest, which will be a two-day festival this time around, along with this year’s headliners. Frank Ocean and James Blake are set to take the stage at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre in Toronto, Canada on August 4 with Drake headlining Day 2 of the festival on August 5 with special guests. Tickets go on sale through Live Nation at Friday, May 24 at 10 am EST with prices starting at $49.50.
Though Frank Ocean’s producer and co-writer Malay, whose credited on the channelORANGE track, is being sued for “Lost” by Micah Otano for allegedly stealing the song and passing it as his own, the R&B crooner still decides to give the Francisco Soriano-directed track a visual. Check it out.
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Debonair vocalist, Frank Ocean just let loose this previously unreleased cut from the channel ORANGE recording sessions. Shouts to miss info.
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Following the altercation with Chris Brown, and amidst the rumors swirling around the internet that Frank was planning on pressing charges, the man himself took to his Tumblr to the address the situation, writing:
AS A CHILD I THOUGHT IF SOMEONE JUMPED ME IT WOULD RESULT IN ME MURDERING OR MUTILATING A MAN. BUT AS A MAN I AM NOT A KILLER. I’M AN ARTIST AND A MODERN PERSON. I’LL CHOOSE SANITY. NO CRIMINAL CHARGES. NO CIVIL LAWSUIT. FORGIVENESS, ALBEIT DIFFICULT, IS WISDOM. PEACE, ALBEIT TRITE, IS WHAT I WANT IN MY SHORT LIFE. PEACE.
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With a fight with Chris Brown in the past and a Grammy performance in the future, Frank Ocean can celebrate in the middle as his Def Jam debut channel ORANGE has surpassed 500k shipped. Shouts to hhnm on the info.
TMZ describes it as an “all-out brawl” but we all know how they love to exaggerate the point. Anyways, the two (and their respective entourages of course) ran into each other outside of Westlake Studio in Los Angeles. And after some words, the two groups went at it. No other details have been released, but Frank Ocean confirmed the altercation on Twitter a few minutes ago.
got jumped by chris and a couple guys. lol. i only wish everest was there. cut my finger now I can’t play w two hands at the grammys.
I don’t really care for R&Beef, so I’ll let Miss Info explain these two’s past.
When he’s not getting into fights with Chris Brown, Frank Ocean is still hard at work promoting Channel ORANGE. Up next? A video for “Forrest Gump” and you can check some behind-the-scenes shots after the jump.
Sitting down with MTV at Hennessy’s Wild Rabbit campaign, Nas speaks on Life Is Good (which obviously made our 2012 2Dope Year End List) and speaks on his upcoming 11th studio album. One that he says will be more current and that he’d “love to reconnect” with Frank Ocean for.
It’s very now, it’s very 2013, Nasir Jones. That’s what it is. I feel great, I feel accomplished, I feel wiser and just really ready. I’m an open canvas, a clear canvas and an excited painter with a shaky hand. Not because of bad nerves, but because of excitement.
As we heard about before, Big Boi joins Andre 3000 on the remix to Frank Ocean’s “Pink Matter.” Now can we get a proper Outkast reunion this year? UPDATE: Added official artwork.
3 Stacks appeared on the original version of “Pink Matter” off Channel ORANGE. Well, a few days ago Big Boi took to his Tumblr to let the fans know he’s also dropping a verse on a new version of “Pink Matter” and confirmed it on Twitter. Outkast fans can finally rejoice, as this will be the closest to an Outkast reunion as we’ll get until the two decide to get back in the lab and bang out some new shit. SHAKE UPDATE: Just as he said below, Big Boi will also be adding some vocals to T.I.’s “I’m Sorry” as well. Dope!
— Big Boi (@BigBoi) January 2, 2013
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After a short hiatus, Frank Ocean is back at it with a new cut via his tumblr. This track was scraped from the soundtrack for the Quentin Tarantino film titled “Django Unchained” nobly because he couldn’t find a place to fit it. Check a quote QT shared with Fuse.
Frank Ocean wrote a fantastic ballad that was truly lovely and poetic in every way, there just wasn’t a scene for it. I could have thrown it in quickly just to have it, but that’s not why he wrote it and not his intention. So I didn’t want to cheapen his effort. But, the song is fantastic, and when Frank decides to unleash it on the public, they’ll realize it then.
Frank Ocean, along with, Jay-Z, Kanye West, The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, and fun. lead with six nominations at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards announced Wednesday night. The awards will be handed out on Sunday, February 10 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Check the jump for a complete list of the nominees.