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Frank Ocean

An R&B vocalist affiliated with the outlandish hip-hop crew Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All, Frank Ocean (Christopher "Lonny" Breaux) was born and raised in New Orleans. The aspiring songwriter and singer had just moved into his dorm at the University of New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hit. With his future under water, Ocean immediately left the academic life behind and moved to L.A. to give music a shot. He cut some demos at a friend's home studio, shopped them around town, and eventually landed a songwriting deal that would find him working for Justin Bieber, John Legend, and Brandy. Some of this work was alongside Christopher "Tricky" Stewart, a fellow songwriter and producer who would convince Ocean to sign a solo artist deal with Def Jam in late 2009. It was also around this time he met Odd Future and began writing music for the crew while making guest appearances on their mixtapes.

In February 2011, as Odd Future were making waves, Ocean broke out on his own with the Nostalgia, Ultra mixtape, issued through his Tumblr blog. Later in the year, he appeared on Tyler, the Creator's Goblin ("She," "Window"), Beyoncé's 4 ("I Miss You"), and Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch the Throne ("No Church in the Wild," "Made in America"). Def Jam's plan for the release of Nostalgia, Lite -- an EP-length version of the mixtape -- was scrapped, yet the songs "Novacane" (produced by Stewart) and "Swim Good" (MIDI Mafia) were released as singles with accompanying videos. The former reached number 17 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart. The latter peaked at number 70. By the end of the year, several publications listed Nostalgia, Ultra as one of 2011's best releases.

While his association with Def Jam had been strained, Ocean nonetheless proceeded with the making of his official debut album, working beside the likes of Malay, Om'Mas Keith, and Pharrell Williams as fellow producers. The album, Channel Orange, was previewed for journalists at a handful of listening events. Some writers alleged that certain lyrics on the album revealed Ocean's bisexuality. Ocean subsequently published a screen shot of a TextEdit file (entitled "thank you's") that included details of a romantic relationship -- his first love -- with a male. On July 10, six days after the post, Channel Orange was released by Def Jam as a download, while the CD version was issued the following week. Along with featured appearances from Earl Sweatshirt, John Mayer, and André 3000, the album involved material about unrequited love, as well as class and drug dependency -- all delivered with Ocean's descriptive storytelling and understated yet expressive vocals. The album would go on to be an all-around success, receiving nearly universal critical acclaim, a spot on the Billboard 200, and a host of Grammy nominations. ~ David Jeffries & Andy Kellman, Rovi
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Don't read this because it actually works. The nearest Friday you will be kissed by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. If you don't post this on 5 songs within 143 minutes you will die in 2 days. When you are done your lover's name will appear on your screen.
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Great
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I like the song think in bout you
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kayla_hart
The only
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Say iPhone 5 times
Pick a color
Post this to 2 different songs
Look under your pillow
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You are good
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PLEASE FOLLOW claire5860
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i love frank ocean's music
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he is a great lyricist
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me to
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I had someone show me Frank Ocean and i am so glad that they did. his music has a lot of good beats. Its music for my life right now lol
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A POTATO FLEW AROUND MY ROOM ����
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Don't read this because it actually works you will be kissed on the nearest Fri by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of you life. However if you don't post this on 5 songs you will die in 2 days. Now that your reading this don't stop. This is so scary. Put this on at least 5 songs in 143 min. and when your done press f6 and your lovers name will appear in big letters on the screen. This is so scary because it actually work
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Don't read this because it actually works you will be kissed on the nearest Fri by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of you life. However if you don't post this on 5 songs you will die in 2 days. Now that your reading this don't stop. This is so scary. Put this on at least 5 songs in 143 min. and when your done press f6 and your lovers name will appear in big letters on the screen. This is so scary because it actually works
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I LOVE him
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A potato flew around my Room before u came
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poetessrissa r o s e
My husband introduced me to FrankOcean. "SweetLife" is our song. This is the first song that our 6 month old baby ever heard before, during & after he was born.
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prittyameera 9
Love love love
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F**k
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This f**k
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This f**ks
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i know this song by heart:''' awww
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I LOVE YOU
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Your welcome to give illustrates how much power is not done yet but if you ever hear this understandin g on a shiny day I relate
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Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. However if you don't post this to at least 5 songs in the next 143 minutes the worst day of your life will be tomorrow. When your don't press f6 in the comment section. Your lovers name come in big letter. This is scary it actually works.
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Your cool
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Kiss ur hand
Say ur crushes name
Close ur hand
Pick a school day
Post this on 15 different songs and that day ur crush will ask you out the day a pick
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Y did u stop making songs I luv ur music
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This beat is off the hook.
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Sexy a** song.
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Uff this song tho!!! ��
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Pretty girls involved with me, making pretty love to me.
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I still can't feel my face what am I smoking anyways, she said don't let the high go to waste ����
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Don't let the high go to waste!!!
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1.kiss your hand
2.say your crushes name
3.close your hand
4.say your name
5.pick a school day
6.post this on 15 more songs and your crush will ask you out on the day you said
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Follow for a follow? ;)
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Roaming around like I'm ready for ah, fune-ral <3
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Sup
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i told him dont curse me
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F**K EVERYBODY ON THIS S**T !!!!!
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1.Kiss Your Left Hand
2.Say Your Crushes Name
3.Close You Hand
4.Pick A School Day
5.Say Your Name
6.Post This On 15 Different Songs And The Day You Said Your Crush Will Ask You Out
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Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in 2 days. Now you started reading this so don't stop. This is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in the next 143 minutes. When done press f6 and your lovers name will appear on the screen in big letters this is so scary because it actually works
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This is my song����
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LOVE YOU ALWAYS <33333333333 3 :(
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I NEED NEW F*CKING MUSIC FRANKY GOD DAMNIT. IT HAS BEEN TOO TOO LONG ALREADY I JUST CANNNNNNNNNT GO ANOTHER DAY ANYMORE
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bae
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A dildo flew around my room
Excuse the mess it made it usually doesn't c*m
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dria1031
Awesome
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I love this song brings back memories
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