Beyoncé releases self-titled visual album f/ Jay Z, Drake, Frank Ocean, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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Beyoncé closes the week with a grand audiovisual assault, unexpectedly releasing a new self-titled album accompanied by a host of vibrant, sensual, artsy music videos. Read more


Earl Sweatshirt f/ Frank Ocean - "Sunday" | New Music

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Not gonna lie. I'm super excited and curious to hear Earl Sweatshirt's debut album, Doris and that feeling has greatly multiplied with this latest release, "Sunday," on which Earl brings fellow Odd Future member Frank Ocean along for the ride. While you might be expecting some sweet vocals from the singer, Frank Ocean actually contributes with a rap verse and a very specific Sunday reference.

"I mean he called me a f**got, I was just calling his bluff. I mean how anal am I gonna be when I'm aiming my gun. And why's his mug all bloody that was a 3 on 1. Standing ovation at Staples, I got my Grammy's and gold," says Frank on the mic. If that sounds familiar, then you might remember a certain Chris Brown altercation which ironically also happened on a Sunday.

Expect to hear more from the honest mind of Earl Sweatshirt when Doris drops August 20 but for now, stream "Sunday" below.


John Mayer f/ Frank Ocean - "Wildfire" | New Music

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Following guitarist and singer-songwriter John Mayer's appearance on Frank Ocean's debut Channel Orange, Frank Ocean has continued their collaboration with a guest spot on Mayer's new forthcoming record, Paradise Valley.

Much like the Channel Orange collaboration "White", their new single "Wildfire" features a softly placed, ethereal backing of piano and guitar that Ocean enunciates his signature vocal over. Mayer adds some additional harmonising, but coming in at only 88 seconds, the track is a minimalistic yet beautiful interlude in which both artists' skill for subtlety is showcased. Take a listen to the track below and keep an eye out for Paradise Valley which is set for release on 20th August.

http://youtu.be/V_jLeJHAIUQ


Tyler the Creator & Frank Ocean to headline Odd Future Carnival 2013

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Last year's Odd Future Carnival saw a few surprises, including YMCMB head Lil Wayne making a guest appearance. The mega popular Los Angeles collective hopes to build upon that by having Tyler, the Creator and Frank Ocean headline the upcoming second annual event this year, to be held at the LA Coliseum on November 9th. Read more


Frank Ocean tears vocal chords, cancels Australian tourdates

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Bad news for Frank Ocean and his fans down under - as the singer has been made to cancel the rest of his Australian tour dates after just one performance, reportedly under doctor's orders after suffering a tear on his vocal chords. Read more


Snapshot: Frank Ocean unveils "Versace" verse x fires shots at Chris Brown

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After Drake single-handedly turned Atlanta trio, Migos' "Versace" one of the most popular songs out today, with everyone oin hip hop doing their version of the track, Odd Future affiliated singer-songwriter Frank Ocean becomes the latest to jump on the bandwagon, in his own unique way of course.

The critically acclaimed artist took to his Tumblr in the early hours to unveil lyrics penned in the fashion of the catchy Migos track, opening up with lines clearly aimed at Chris Brown, with whom he has a few public run ins with and most recently Chris Brown refused to stand when Mr Ocean received his Grammy.

Frank goes on to mention his deleted twitter account and name checks Donatella Versace, Beyonce and other famous friends. Read the full lyrics below...

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It's not clear whether we will hear the recorded version or if one even exists, but i'm sure we'll hear a Chris Brown response anytime soon.


SoulCulture @ Yahoo! Wireless Festival Day 1 Round Up #SCWireless

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Yesterday (Friday, 12th July) marked the beginning of the Yahoo! Wireless Festival at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, East London and SoulCulture was in the house soaking in the sights and sounds of the day and we survived the crowds and heat to bring you a little taste of what went down.Read more


Frank Ocean unveils new track In London [Video]

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Frank Ocean has been teasing his European audiences with the release of new material throughout his concerts across the continent this summer. Following the performance of a number of new tracks last month in Munich, last night at his sold out gig in Brixton he premiered yet another track from the follow up to channelORANGE, tentatively titled "Pray".

The footage may only be poor quality, shot from a phone in the audience, but disregarding the technical limitations, it still sounds very promising. Standing bathed in a single spotlight and surrounded by an array of symbolic visuals, Ocean delivers his signature soulful falsetto in an acoustic opening accompanied by a solo guitar. As the track continues, the intensity of his vocal builds until finally the whole rhythm section enters to a rousing and infectious chorus that carries the song out before ending on an abrupt stop. "Pray" contains obvious elements of both of Ocean's previous releases and is an exciting addition to what is shaping up to be a worthy second LP. Have a listen below:

http://youtu.be/ls6nWmUKtnQ


JAY Z's "Oceans" features Frank Ocean, lyrics unveiled | News

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While we still wait for the Justin Timberlake featuring single “Holy Grail”, from the eagerly anticipated and much talked about album Magna Carta Holy Grail, which is set to be released today (June 26th) and unveiling the lyrics to “Heaven” which incorporates lyrics from R.E.M‘s “Losing My Religion”, JAY Z has shared lyrics for another album cut and revealed a feature via the Magna Carta app available only on Samsung Galaxy devices.

Today we get a peek at the lyrics for "Oceans" which will feature Frank Ocean, who joined Jigga and Kanye West on some track on their Watch The Throne LP. In a visual available exclusively on the app, Shawn Carter explains the meaning of the track and discusses the dualities and themes of slavery and accomplishments explored in the lyrics. For non Samsung users check out the lyrics below...

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The Magna Carta Holy Grail LP is due to be released on July 7th but one million Samsung Galaxy owners will get it in advance via the Magna Carta app on July 4th.
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Frank Ocean unveils new music live in Munich, Germany [Video]

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Since the release of Frank Ocean's debut album channel ORANGE, fans of the New Orleans raised, Los Angeles residing award winning singer and songwriter have been fiending for a new project from the artist.

Well last night Mr Ocean took to the stage in Munich, Germany and premiered a few new songs which may or may not end up on his forthcoming sophomore effort. For all that couldn't be in attendance last night, you can watch the fan-captured clips below and let us know what you think in the C-section...


Frank Ocean and James Blake to join Drake for his 4th Annual OVO Fest | News

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Following last year's star studded extravaganza, which featured performances by A$AP Rocky, The Weeknd and 2 Chainz, Canadian Hip Hop superstar Drake will be bringing some heavy hitting and critically acclaimed acts to the 4th Annual OVO Fest. Read more


Tyler, The Creator speaks on working with Pharrell, dealing with his grandmother's death +more [Video]

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Leading on from the first two episodes of his CRWN live interview with Tyler, The Creator, veteran journalist Elliott Wilson drops the final two instalments of the pair's discussion, delving even deeper into the mind of one of the most unique artists in the industry right now.Read more


Angel - "Paid In Full" | Music Video

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Coinciding with the release of his debut album About Time UK R&B singer Angel brings the official video for his single "Paid In Full," which samples the chorus from the classic Junior Mafia anthem "Get Money" and also guest features H.I.M. Read more


Frank Ocean - "Lost" | Music Video

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From out of the blue, Frank Ocean drops off a brand new music video, for "Lost" one of the standout tracks from his debut album channel ORANGE.

With no sign yet of the official video for "Forrest Gump" (take a look behind the scenes here), the Grammy winning singer-songwriter gives us a peek at his life on the road in the documentary style visual directed by Francisco Soriano and filmed in the Summer of 2012. Watch the video below...

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channel ORANGE is out now. Read our review and purchase it here now.


Angel - "Rocket Love" (Written by Frank Ocean) | Music Video

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Ahead of the release of his major label debut outing, West London hailing R&B talent Angel drops off some visuals for his Frank Ocean penned track "Rocket Love".Read more


Frank Ocean's O2 Academy Brixton concert sells out in minutes, additional headline date announced

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With his previously announced show on July 9th selling out within minutes this morning, Frank Ocean has announced a second London show at the O2 Academy Brixton on Wednesday 10th July.Read more