New Frank Ocean Songs, Mixtapes & Videos


New Frank Ocean Hits the Internet, But We Can’t Listen to It [Feature ]

New material from Frank Ocean hit the internet this morning, but you can't listen to it. For i-D, Ocean created a visual essay documenting his summer 2017 touring experience across the United States and Europe,... Read More


The New Story of O.J.: How JAY-Z, Tyler & Frank Created New Black Legends [Feature ]

Twenty-three years have passed since O.J. Simpson faced murder charges for the deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, but American cultural memory has kept the story alive into today. In 2016 alone, FX released the... Read More


The Symbolism of Every Frank Ocean Reference in ‘Insecure’—An Absurdly Detailed Investigation [Feature ]

Last night (September 10), Issa Rae and HBO closed the season finale of Insecure with a previously little-known version of “Biking” featuring an extra verse from Frank Ocean. As the credits rolled and Ocean... Read More


Frank Ocean Debuts New Song “Provider,” It’s a Vibe [Feature ]

In case we needed another reminder that Frank Ocean marches to the beat of his own drum, on Sunday evening (August 27), while MTV was broadcasting the Video Music Awards and HBO was airing the season finale of Game of... Read More


In Hell There’s Heaven: One Year of Living Life ‘Blonde’ [Feature ]

The radiance of unwavering joy is personified in Pharrell’s “Pink + White” piano melody. It is the sound of two butterflies mating upon a rainbow, elegant and beautiful. Seeking comfort within such vibrant... Read More


How Frank Ocean’s Live Performance Connects Music With Physicality [Feature ]

“Is that him?” “Oh my God here he comes!” “No, that’s just Kendall Jenner.” It’s an airy summer evening at last weekend’s FYF Fest in Los Angeles and the crowd is... Read More


Young Thug’s “Me or Us” Was Supposed to Feature Frank Ocean [Feature ]

Young Thug's "Me or Us," a Charlie Handsome, Rex Kudo and Post Malone-produced song from his newly-released Beautiful Thugger Girls project, was originally supposed to feature a guest feature by Frank Ocean,... Read More


Holy Sh*t You Need to Hear M. T. Hadley’s “Janet,” the Gem From Blonded 006 [Feature ]

In the wee hours of Monday morning, a time when only insomniacs, graveyard creatives, and OVO owls are awake, an announcement was made that the sixth installment of blonded RADIO would be playing on Beats 1. Frank Ocean... Read More


Frank Ocean, Master Rapper, Steals the Show (Twice) on A$AP Rocky’s “RAF” [Feature ]

Earlier this year, Yoh recapped Frank Ocean’s brief history as a master rapper, which began with his show-stealing verse on Odd Future’s 2012 posse cut “Oldie” and continued on Blonde tracks like... Read More


Road to Artistic Freedom: Frank Ocean’s Journey to Independence [Feature ]

“If your house is on fire, you need to get out of the house” - Frank Ocean $1,000 dollars isn’t enough to fund a dream in music, let alone a nice enough mattress to have dreams upon. A lack of... Read More


Holy Sh*t You Need to Hear This Piano Tribute Version of Frank Ocean’s ‘Blonde’ Album [Feature ]

The internet created a new a form of connection unlike anything humanity had ever seen before, a way for people to unify without physically being together. This connection built a culture of sharers, a new age of discovery... Read More


Frank Ocean Returns (Again) With “Lens” & a Travis Scott-Assisted Remix [Feature ]

Frank Ocean, it's like we don't even know you anymore. Early Sunday morning (April 23), as has been his modus operandi for the past few weeks, the once-reclusive singer debuted episode #004 of his Apple Music show... Read More


While You Were Sleeping, Frank Ocean Released “Biking” With Jay Z & Tyler, The Creator [Feature ]

Who is this man? It's been less than a month since Frank Ocean debuted "Chanel," a bold and fashionable single about being bisexual, but the once-reclusive singer/songwriter has already returned with another ear-pleasing... Read More


Frank Ocean Releases Snippet of “Biking” Featuring Tyler, The Creator & Jay Z [Feature ]

Frank Ocean has released a trailer for Blonded 003, the third episode of his program on Apple Music station Beats 1, featuring a snippet of his new single "Biking," which features Tyler, the Creator and Jay Z. The trailer,... Read More


How Frank Ocean’s Music Put My Daughter to Sleep [Feature ]

This shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone with two functioning ears, but Frank Ocean's music has the remarkable ability to soothe on command. His vocals, a special blend of serene and gentle, often deliver an... Read More


“I See Both Sides Like Chanel”: Frank Ocean Makes a Bold Bi Statement [Feature ]

I woke up Saturday morning to the buzz of Twitter set aflame and opened Apple Music to hear Frank Ocean sing the words “My guy pretty like a girl.” As he repeated “I see both sides like... Read More


Frank Ocean Premieres “Chanel” Single on blonded RADIO [Feature ]

Update 2: Frank actually delivered. In addition to premiering Episode 002 of his #blondedRADIO program on Apple Music station Beats 1, Ocean has released "Chanel," which is available for stream on Apple Music and digital... Read More


Why Was Jay Z a Guest on Frank Ocean’s Apple Music Program? [Feature ]

On Friday (February 24), Frank Ocean hosted a special two-hour #blondedRADIO program on Apple Music station Beats 1. During the first hour of the show, Ocean played a smooth mix of new material (Kodak Black's... Read More


A Calvin Harris, Frank Ocean & Migos Collab Exists & It’s Coming Soon [Feature ]

Calvin Harris, the multi-Platinum DJ, singer-songwriter and producer behind hit singles "Summer," "We Found Love" and "This Is What You Came For" with Rihanna, and "Let's Go" with Ne-Yo, is on the verge of releasing... Read More


10 Hip-Hop Songs Under Two Minutes We Wish Were Longer [Feature ]

Don't you just hate it when a song you love is too short? The internet may have crippled our attention spans (thanks a lot, Vine), but a great song will always hold our ears for longer than our impatient minds... Read More


Frank Ocean is Right, a “TV Award” Doesn’t Make Him Successful [Feature ]

Tonight is the 59th annual GRAMMY Awards ceremony at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, which is marketed to the masses as "music's biggest night." But can it really be music's biggest night if one of... Read More


5 Rappers Who Are Keeping The Album Skit Alive [Feature ]

A sensory experience like music doesn’t always benefit from having a story, but many of the rap canon’s classics tend to carve out deep literary footholds. More than a handful of those tell their stories using... Read More


A Brief History of Frank Ocean, Master Rapper [Feature ]

Nostalgia fills the drums as they kick listeners back to a time where emcees would surround like a campfire, ready to cypher, awaiting their turn to sink their teeth into the loop. When beats carry the same dirt found only in... Read More


Frank Ocean’s “Seigfried” is the Best R&B/Pop Song of 2016 #BOTBAwards [Feature ]

“Best” is an interesting term. Google defines it as “of the most excellent, effective or desirable type or quality.” When creating a year-end “best of” list, we’re often forced to... Read More


A Breakdown: All 69 People Who Worked on Frank Ocean’s ‘Blonde’ [Feature ]

Frank Ocean’s Blonde has been a mystery to us as much as it has the people who worked on it. It’s been almost four months since the album arrived on Apple Music, but we still don’t know for sure know... Read More


Frank Ocean’s “Nikes” is the Best Music Video of 2016 #BOTBAwards [Feature ]

The wandering eyes are only stopped by what demands their attention. The worth of any piece of content on the internet should be measured by its ability to stop your eyes from wandering, stop your mind from thinking, and... Read More


Frank Ocean, Anderson .Paak, & Their Beautiful Obsession With Cars [Feature ]

Music is my oldest obsession. When I think back on all my boyhood infatuations and teenage fixations, music has survived a mountain of fleeting hobbies and momentary passions. Life is spent uncovering treasures, loving them... Read More


Frank Ocean Carried Hard Drives With Him for Years to Stop “Blonde” From Leaking [Feature ]

When we covered Frank Ocean's very rare interview with The New York Times, the focus was on Ocean's boycott of the GRAMMYs, and for good reason. But as Andy wrote in that original DJBooth article, Jon... Read More


Frank Ocean Calls GRAMMYs Boycott His “Colin Kaepernick Moment” [Feature ]

In typically enigmatic fashion, Frank Ocean left more questions than answers when it was reported he didn’t submit his new albums, Endless and Blonde, for consideration at next year’s GRAMMYs. The thought of a... Read More


Frank, Kendrick, Earl & My Quest to Save Throwaway Albums [Feature ]

Maturity is a quality that was nonexistent on all the early Odd Future records. They were kids being kids—silly, obnoxious, offensive, and rebellious. It was a phase that helped them to become popular, but also a period... Read More


Frank Ocean Isn’t GRAMMY Eligible & It Doesn’t Matter [Feature ]

The GRAMMYs will announce their 2017 nominees on December 8, but there will be one glaring omission: Frank Ocean. Yesterday, Billboard dropped the bombshell that neither Endless nor Blonde — the two albums Frank... Read More


Frank Ocean’s “Blonde” & Why Singles are More Important Than Albums [Feature ]

[Editor's Note: Reposted with permission from The Lefsetz Letter, subscribe via] Heard Frank Ocean's name recently? Blonde is absent from the Spotify "United States Top 50." Talk of the town... Read More


Tyler, The Creator Says Frank Ocean’s “Blonde” Made Him a “Fanboy,” He’s Just Like Us [Feature ]

Tyler, The Creator might be an enigma—equal parts brilliant, eccentric and weird—but when a highly-anticipated new album is finally released he gets just as excited as the rest of us. In a new interview with GQ,... Read More


Why Frank Ocean’s “Close To You” Nearly Brought Me To My Knees [Feature ]

Frank Ocean finally released his sophomore effort Blond(e) and it’s amazing. Although I’m still digesting the album like most, I can’t get over the euphoric feeling I experienced the first time... Read More


How Frank Ocean Releasing “Blonde” Independently Will Change The Game [Feature ]

As we previously reported, Frank Ocean’s brand new album Blonde is cleaning up in the praise department, but if it seems like his visual album Endless is already an afterthought, there may be a reason for that.... Read More


In 3 Days Frank Ocean’s “Blond” Became Second Highest-Rated Album of 2016 [Feature ]

As of today (August 23), Frank Ocean’s new album Blond has been out for only three days, and yet it has already earned the second-highest album rating of the year on Metacritic, just two points behind... Read More


Kanye Made a Poem About McDonald’s, WTF Does it Mean? [Feature ]

This past week has been a whirlwind of excitement for Frank Ocean fans everywhere. After Frank dropped the confusing, Apple Music-exclusive visual album Endless, the enigmatic artist hit fans with yet another... Read More


Frank Ocean “Blond/Blonde” 1 Listen Album Review [Feature ]

No more speculation, rumors, or trolling - no more waiting, wishing and hoping - no more wondering about when or if, Frank Ocean finally did it. He finally released an album.  With all the elation over its arrival, the... Read More


Frank Ocean Releases Star-Studded Second Album “Blond” [Feature ]

Surprise! Well, not really. Following the late Thursday evening release of his Endless visual album, Rolling Stone reported that a second Frank Ocean album would be released this weekend. Given Frank's track record of... Read More


Frank Ocean Drops “Nikes” Video Full of Nakedness & Product Placement [Feature ]

Frank Ocean is a free spirit. If you forgot about Frank Ocean the free spirit due to his absence the past four years, Endless, Ocean's newly-released visual album, was your friendly reminder. If you didn't watch... Read More


Frank Ocean “Endless” 1 Listen Album Review [Feature ]

Nathan was right when he wrote, “The idea of a Frank Ocean album had overwhelmed the reality of an actual Frank Ocean album.” Nothing about Frank Ocean feels real, he is like an illusion that has transfixed a... Read More


Frank Ocean Releases “Endless” Visual Album, “Boys Don’t Cry” to Follow [Feature ]

It's now been four years since Channel Orange. Four years since "Thinkin' Bout You," four years since it felt like a brave new voice in music had arrived, four years since I wrote, "This is more than an... Read More


Damnit Frank: Frank Ocean’s “Boys Don’t Cry” Didn’t Drop Last Night [Feature ]

There's no news, and that's big news.  In fairness Frank Ocean never technically said that he'd be dropping his new album, Boys Don't Cry, last night. He merely posted a "Date Due" graphic and the words... Read More


Frank Ocean’s “Boys Don’t Cry” Album Definitely Dropping This Friday (Maybe) [Feature ]

It's been a tough couple days after a tough four years for Frank Ocean fans, but the world's finally going to get it's wish this Friday, August 5, when Ocean finally releases his Boys Don't Cry... Read More


Frank Ocean is Trolling The Internet, But We’ll Forgive Him [Feature ]

He's doing it again. Frank Ocean is messing with us. Late Sunday evening, at midnight on the west coast, the elusive R&B superstar updated his website, adding what appeared to be live video -- which is currently... Read More


Frank Ocean Updates Website, Hints at July Album Release [Feature ]

Four months ago we heard a glorious snippet, three months ago we heard the album would be released, "when he's ready," and last month, convinced that Frank Ocean's highly-anticipated sophomore album was never coming,... Read More


My Maker Sounds a Lot Like Myself: The Beautiful Power of Frank Ocean’s Writing [Feature ]

Last night I listened to Channel Orange again, a regular ritual that happens during the hour of owls. My ears have heard these songs hundreds of times, reviewed every word, sunk into every chord, and yet they haven’t... Read More


Frank Ocean’s New Album is Dropping “When He’s Ready” (So Probably Never) [Feature ]

I'm the Laird Hamilton of riding album anticipation waves. The key is to relax, not get too high up or too low. After all, Detox had huge singles drop complete with national marketing campaigns and then that album went... Read More


This New Frank Ocean Snippet Sounds Like Heaven Behind a Closed Door [Feature ]

Now that Detox is officially dead, Jay Electronica's album is officially number one on the So Long Awaited It May Never Actually Drop list, but Frank Ocean's new album isn't far behind. Incredibly, it's... Read More


Forget the Album, What About Frank Ocean’s “Boy’s Don’t Cry” Magazine? [Feature ]

I’ve been waiting for Frank Ocean’s next album so long it started to feel like awaiting a friend to return from war. When the contact is minimum and survival uncertain, your imagination teeters... Read More


Frank Ocean to Release New Album This Summer After 3 Year Hiatus [Feature ]

Back in early December, Yoh asked our readers how they would feel if Frank Ocean were to never release another album. It had been more than two years since Ocean's GRAMMY-winning debut, Channel Orange, was... Read More


Frank Ocean Has Disappeared, What If He Never Drops Another Album? [Feature ]

I’m a night owl by nature. I'm likely to be writing while the sun rises and sleeping when it sets. My attendance is perfect during 4th shift Twitter hours, wide-eyed with the ambitious rappers, overzealous... Read More


Frank Ocean - Memrise [Stream]

Believe it or not, but it’s been almost two full years since the world was gifted new material from Frank Ocean. On Friday, the singer/songwriter quietly released, via his Tumblr, a new song entitled Memrise. The... Read More


Frank Ocean ft. Earl Sweatshirt - Super Rich Kids [Stream]

Fresh off taking home his first Golden gramophone for debut full-length Channel Orange, R&B innovator Frank Ocean has unveiled the latest single selection off the universally-acclaimed set. A soulfully cynical examination... Read More


Frank Ocean ft. Big Boi & Andre 3000 - Pink Matter (Remix) [Stream]

Whether it’s a new pair of Jordans or not getting that date with the fair lady you’ve been courting, you don’t always get what you want. Another example is Hip Hop’s strong desire for an Outkast reunion. But what... Read More


Mellowhype ft. Frank Ocean - Astro [Stream]

Some members of hip-hop’s latest generation have an agonizing, love-hate relationship with their success. Hodgy Beats and Left Brain of Mellowhype, on the other hand, are having the time of their f**king lives. On their... Read More


Frank Ocean - Pyramids [Stream]

UPDATE: Hit “Watch Now” for the brand new Pyramids music video. NSFW warning. Damn Frank Ocean works fast. Just a few hours after announcing that his Def Jam debut album would be titled Channel Orange, the... Read More


Frank Ocean - Channel Orange [Album]

Frank Ocean’s debut album, Channel Orange, was already slated to become a landmark in R&B history before it was even released. Ocean’s breakthrough project, Nostaliga, Ultra, caught fire like musical napalm, and then once... Read Full Review


Frank Ocean - Sweet Life [Stream]

This week Frank Ocean became perhaps the most high-profile openly gay artist in R&B, and a lot of people have wondered how the announcement will affect Ocean’s career. But on DJBooth’s pages all we care about... Read More


The Throne ft. Frank Ocean - No Church in the Wild [Stream]

In May 2004, Kanye West shocked the listening public and radio programmers alike by praising Jesus in a hit hip-hop record. Released as a single in March of this year, his and Jay-Z‘s Watch the Throne album opener No... Read More


Frank Ocean - Dust [Stream]

A standout cut off the Odd Future affiliate’s phenomenal Nostalgia, Ultra EP, Dust has been repurposed for use on Frank Ocean‘s Def Jam debut. On this version of the contemplative banger, T-Wiz’ understated... Read More


Frank Ocean - Swim Good [Video]

Frank Ocean has dropped another new video for his fans, but this time it’s for a track off the mixtape that made him so famous, Nostalgia. Check out Frank Ocean’s latest, greatest and, as always, pretty damn weird... Read More


Frank Ocean - Thinkin About You [Video]

A new Frank Ocean video has been released! Since this song was dropped everyone fell in love with it, and now there is a video to match! Check out Mr. Ocean’s new video titled Thinking About You. I guarantee this video will... Read More


Frank Ocean - Swim Good [Stream]

Tyler the Creator is doing big things in the hip-hop game, but Frank Ocean may be the biggest star to emerge from the buzzmaking Odd Future collective. Most recently heard flexing his vocal muscles alongside Jay-Z and Kanye... Read More


Frank Ocean - Novacane [Video]

For most artists a video featuring ghost women and pandas would be remarkable, but for Odd Future member Frank Ocean it’s just another day on the job. Novacane is the lead single from his breakthrough free album,... Read More


Frank Ocean - Acura Integurl [Video]

For some of you who didn’t catch this new Frank Ocean video, Acura Integurl, or are still in disbelief that the kid is as dope as he is and think that this is all just internet hype. Judge for yourself! Read More


Frank Ocean - Novacane [Stream]

Though the jury still seems to be split on whether Tyler, the Creator‘s a visionary genius or a kid with a few screws loose (or, y’know, both), the one Odd Future member who everyone seems to agree is going places... Read More