Hip-hop collective Odd Future recently clocked time with world-renowned photographer Terry Richardson. Tyler, The Creator, Frank Ocean, Earl Sweatshirt and the rest group, which looks to include an infinite amount of members, take center stage in the unconventional photoshoot.
Check out the pics below.
It’s that time of year again when we question why MTV still has an award show for music videos, even though music videos haven’t been part of their ministry since TRL experienced an untimely death and replaced was with Snooki. But I digress.
The nominees for the MTV Video Music Awards are out, and Rihanna and Drake lead pack with five each. Last year’s big winner Katy Perry snags four nominations.
Rihanna secures two nods for Video of the Year for “We Found Love” and her collaboration with Drake “Take Care.” She’ll go head-to-head with Katy Perry (“Wide Awake”), Gotye (“Somebody That I Used To Know”) and M.I.A. (“Bad Girls”) for the crown.
Country group Zac Brown Band may have scored its second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, but it’s Frank Ocean’s channel Orange that is (once again) making headlines.
Some lucky soul got their hands on a physical copy of Frank Ocean’s channel, Orange, which includes unreleased tracks and b-sides, and unleashed “Golden Girl,” featuring Tyler, The Creator.
Unlike “Bad Religion,” where he discusses unrequited love with a man, Frank sings about an island girl he has to leave behind when he returns to America on the newly leaked cut. “My flight leaves tonight, but I don’t think I’m going backwards. I’m only going backwards. You’re the one I’ve chosen, girl. You’re a golden girl. 24K. The sun has been kind to ya,” he sings.
channel, Orange has garnered rave reviews from fans and critics alike and is projected to debut strong next week based on digital sales. The album arrived a week ahead of schedule early Tuesday morning to coincide with his appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
Backed by The Roots and a string section, Frank Ocean made his national television debut on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The singer-songwriter, who’s penned tracks for Beyoncè, The Throne and Brandy, performed “Bad Religion,” a track from his Def Jam debut Channel Orange, which hit iTunes at midnight a week ahead of schedule. Get lost in the music below.
Beyoncè is the latest of Frank Ocean’s peers to show their support for the singer-songwriter, who revealed earlier this week that his first love was a man.
On her website, the “Crazy in Love” singer posted a black-and-white picture of Ocean with a poem of sorts, acknowledging his bravery and courage. “Be fearless / Be honest / Be generous / Be brave / Be poetic / Be open / Be free / Be yourself / Be in love / Be happy / Be inspiration,” she wrote.
Beyoncè shared a similar sentiment last year in an interview with Pridesource.com, showing her admiration for the LGBT community. “If anyone is brave and true to themselves, it’s my gay fans. The amount of confidence and fearlessness it takes to do what maybe is not what your parents expect you to do or what society may think is different – to be brave and be different and to be yourself – is just so beautiful. It’s the most beautiful thing you can be, and it’s what we all want to be at the end of the day. And not worrying about satisfying or becoming what other people think you’re supposed to be, that’s like the ultimate dream – to just be that brave.”
- New Music: Frank Ocean – “Sweet Life” (worldaccordingtomonte.com)