Frank Ocean previews a new song off his new album? Is it actually an album? Why does he love BMW so much? Why do we have so many questions left unswered?! Whatever the case may be, the “channel.ORANGE 7.17.12” plug at the end points to the upcoming release of Frankie’s debut album under Def Jam. Although the intentions are unclear as of yet (the video released randomly in the middle of the night), the title does look a lot like his previous album “nostalgia,ULTRA.” However, does any artist announce an album release just one month before the drop?
The video is directed by Nabil (“Mercy” video) and appears pretty ambiguous. The song is pretty dope, and leaves us wanting more. Be on the lookout for more news regarding this update.
UPDATE: Def Jam announced that this is his debut album and will be available everywhere July 12th. He will also be going on tour and tickets are available now … (Click the picture to find tickets on his website)
Frank Ocean – Pyramids
Frank Ocean Friday continues. After announcing a July 17 release date for his Def Jam debut Channel Orange and a North American tour, the singer-songwriter gives us the first single “Pyramids,” which can be heard in the video teaser. His Odd Future cohort Tyler, the Creator called it his “FAVORITE FRANK SONG EVER. EVER. EVER.” Listen to the 10-minute track below. – Rap-Up
Lupe Fiasco released the date for Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1. The highly anticipated sequel to 2006’s Food & Liquor is due on September 25th, according to his Facebook page.
We expect this album to return Lupe Fiasco to the ingenious artistry brought with his first two albums. Many considered Lasers, Lupe’s third studio album, too commercial and it was a disappointment to many fans.
“It’s the Lupe Fiasco that I want to be without the industry constraints, without trying to please the hardcore fans or the new fans. It’s just me, what I would do for myself, if nobody every heard it. This is the kind of music that I would make. It’s a masterpiece.” – Fuse
Check out the single “Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free)
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