Frank Ocean is the latest addition to the Odd Future phenomenon. After dropping his free mixtape via Odd Future’s website on February 18th, 2011 he immediately attracted the attention of Diddy, Lupe Fiasco, and now John Legend who have all been shouting him out via Twitter trying to spark a connection with the 23 year old singer. The Odd Future crooner has been signed to a major label, but released the “Nostalgia, Ultra” album as a free mixtape while waiting on the major label to invest money into his project. He’s received instant praise from the LA Times, Pitchfork, Fader, Complex, Peter Rosenberg’s HOT 97 radio show just this past Sunday, and so forth after putting himself on blast.
Frank Ocean asked Life or Death PR to send this message to the masses below:
“My name is Frank Ocean. I grew up in New Orleans. I’m from Odd Future. I wrote Nostalgia, Ultra in spring 2010. I think I have Synesthesia. I feel more like some type of visual artist than a musician when I’m working. I just mean my process is more about imagery. Maybe people wanna call it a certain genre because I’m a black guy singing. I don’t really mind. To be honest, I don’t think much about it. I categorize it in iTunes as Bluegrass or Death Metal usually. I’m pretty sure I have Synesthesia though. I also wear a Kippah from time to time. I smoke Marijuana for anxiety. Oh, and I used to battle-rap in High School.”
Download “Nostalgia, Ultra” Here.
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