Frank Ocean

The Grammy Awards, and pretty much any other “mainstream” (read white dominated) music awards show, tends to give black artists ghettoized accolades--“urban” “R&B” and “hip-hop” awards but never the “pop” awards – “Video of the Year” “Song of the Year,” “Album of the Year,” etc.

Frank Ocean‘s dad wants his famous son to put some respeck on his name. According to TMZ, the Grammy nominated singer is being sued by his father, Calvin Cooksey, who says his son slandered name by claiming he was a bigot. Cooksey filed the lawsuit in response to a Tumblr post that Frank wrote last summer following the Orlando […]

Some of music's biggest artists have opted out of attending the 2017 Grammys.

Yesterday’s inauguration was an emotional rollercoaster, and many had a hard time stomaching the sight of our valorous outgoing president shake hands and smile with Orange Creamsicle that has taken over the Oval Office. While the Obamas’ grace was certainly admirable, nobody would’ve blamed them for mean-mugging and side-eyeing their way through the entire ceremony. […]

Frank Ocean‘s mom is not here for gospel singer Kim Burrell and her comments about the LGBT community. The singer called homosexuals “disgusting perverts” and spent the last day of last year trying to convince others how to feel about the topic. The gospel singer preached, “You as a man, you open your mouth and take a […]

Frank Ocean fans rejoice. The elusive singer, who recently gave his first interview in years during Obama‘s final state dinner, has announced his first batch of shows following the release of Blonde. From Vulture: “He’s set to headline next year’s Lovebox Festival in London on July 14, 2017 — which is being called a ‘London […]

Frank Ocean‘s Blonde was one of the most anticipated and acclaimed albums of the year, so it was a surprise when it was announced that the album wasn’t submitted for Grammy Award consideration. Though many were disappointed, including Kanye West, Ocean isn’t too concerned. “That institution certainly has nostalgic importance,” he told the New York Times in […]

Kanye West has a few things to say to the Grammy’s organization. The rapper did what he does best during the Oakland stop his Saint Pablo Tour. He ranted about his feelings toward the upcoming award show, threatening to to boycott the 2017 Grammys if Frank Ocean doesn’t receive nominations for his two albums Blonde […]

To call it an “interview” may be pushing it, but nonetheless, Frank Ocean gave his first Q&A in over three years at Obama‘s final state dinner. In a minute-and-a-half video clip, Ocean speaks to reporters about his choice to rock checkered Vans to the White House and whether or not he’ll be endorsing Hillary Clinton. From Complex: “Ocean wore checkered Vans […]

Last night marked the final State Dinner of Obama‘s presidency, and the event was a star-studded affair. Held in honor of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, the dinner played host to everyone from Gwen Stefani to Jerry Seinfeld. Also in attendance were Frank Ocean and Chance The Rapper, who were both invited personally. Frank showed […]

Though Blonde and Endless were released before the 2017 Grammy eligibility cutoff date of September 30, a source has confirmed with Billboard that neither were submitted for consideration by Frank Ocean‘s reps, label, or management. From Billboard: “‘Blonde’ (also known as ‘Blond’) — which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for the week ending […]