Tyler the Creator - Wolf | Album Review

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Whether viewed as a modern genius or a shock tactician, both the musical and public antics of LA's 22 year old rhymer/producer Tyler The Creator have divided opinion amongst many. Whilst outlandish music videos and controversial song topics have drawn criticism, his aptitude for constructing grimy, underground beats and penning creative narratives has been heralded for standing head and shoulders above the sea of mediocrity in Hip Hop. With the studio album, Goblin, rounding off a fairly successful 2011, 2013 finds Tyler back behind the mic and boards, with the aim of catching lightning in a bottle twice with his new LP, Wolf. Read more


Chris Brown talks creative focus, Drake disputes, Rihanna with Angie Martinez [Video]

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Chris Brown recently sat down with Angie Martinez at Hot 97 to discuss his new music and making his mark as an artist and legend - along with his lawsuit with Drake and his relationship with Rihanna, among other things. Read more


Frank Ocean announces headline London gig at O2 Academy Brixton on July 9th | Event News

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Ahead of his performance at the Wireless Festival, Frank Ocean will make his long awaited live return to the UK stage, with a headline gig at the O2 Academy Brixton on Tuesday 9th July.Read more


Frank Ocean models Band Of Outsiders lookbook Spring/Summer 2013

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He might not be the first name that pops into your head when thinking of a male fashionista, but Frank Ocean's casual and effortless style has been quietly getting noticed in the fashion world, especially by street, menswear brands - and particularly with LA-based clothing label Band of Outsiders, who snapped up the Grammy award-winner to model their Spring/Summer '13 collection. Read more


Tyler, The Creator recruits Erykah Badu, Frank Ocean, Pharrell for 'Wolf' album | Tracklist

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After unexpectedly debuting a new verse from his album Wolf at a show in Ohio, Tyler, the Creator has more in store for his fans as a full tracklisting for his sophomore album has hit the net jam packed with 18 songs - including his previously heard "Domo23" and "TreeHome" - and a whole bunch of features. Read more


Snapshot: Angel unveils 'About Time' album cover x tracklist

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UK RnB artist Angel has unveiled the official tracklist and album cover for his forthcoming debut album release About Time.Read more


Yahoo! announces On The Road tour with JAY Z, Justin Timberlake, Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean

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Now this is kind of a big deal. It was announced earlier this week at South by Southwest Interactive that the search engine giant would be kicking off an international tour titled the Yahoo! On the Road Tour later in the year, but today they unveiled just how BIG this would be.

The 21-date international tour will kick off in spring and features some of the biggest names in in Hip Hop and R&B including Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean, J. Cole, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and Trey Songz making stops in 14 cities in the United States (beginning in New York City on May 3rd and ending in San Francisco in May 31st), Then stopping for 7 dates in Europe including stops in Berlin, Madrid and London (with the London dates coinciding with the previously announced Yahoo! Wireless Festival which both Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake where they will be co-headlining).

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Check out Yahoo!’s On The Road Tour website for news and updates.


Frank Ocean talks Bora Bora, new album & Grammy win with Zane Lowe [Audio]

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Grammy winner Frank Ocean recently sat down with Zane Lowe at BBC Radio 1 to discuss a number of interesting news tidbits. Read more


Frank Ocean - "Forrest Gump" (GRAMMY rehearsal performances) [Video]

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This year's GRAMMY awards was a mixed bag for Frank Ocean. On the positive side he took home GRAMMYs for Best Urban Contemporary Album (for his debut album channel ORANGE) and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (for his collaboration with JAY Z and Kanye West on "No Church In The Wild", taken from the Watch The Throne LP), but on the less positive note his much hyped performance of the channel ORANGE highlight and next single "Forrest Gump" failed to impress the masses due to less than perfect vocals and pitch issues.Read more


Frank Ocean - "Eyes Like Sky" | New Music

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After revealing last week that he was currently in the process of recording his sophomore album, the follow up to his globally acclaimed debut album channel ORANGE, fans of Frank Ocean have been fiending for some new music from the multi-award winning singer-songwriter.Read more


Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, Frank Ocean, Miguel, Kendrick Lamar to perform @ Wireless Festival 2013

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This year's Wireless Festival is looking like a major feast for lovers of Hip Hop, R&B and Soul music with the announcement that Justin Timberlake and JAY Z will be the headlining the event.

Moving from it's normal location in Hyde Park, the Wireless Festival will now take place at new site at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London with Justin Timberlake confirmed to headline on Friday 12th July along with fellow performers Snoop Dogg, Trey Songz, John Legend, Miguel and Frank Ocean. While Jay Z will hold down the headline spot on Saturday July 13th (which will be his only European performance of 2013) alongside Emeli Sande, Rita Ora, Kendrick Lamar, Miguel, DJ Fresh and Calvin Harris.

Tickets go on sale Friday 22 February at 9am and are priced at £57.50 plus booking fee.

Two day tickets are priced at £110 plus booking fee

Tickets available at www.wirelessfestival.co.uk


The xx cover Beyonce's Frank Ocean penned "I Miss You" [Video]

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While in the state that birthed the Queen B better known as Beyonce Knowles, the incredible The xx sat down and performed their own take on the R&B superstar's "I Miss You", the Frank Ocean penned track taken from her 2011 LP release 4, and you can watch the performance in full below.Read more


Frank Ocean performs "Forrest Gump" @ The GRAMMY Awards 2013 [Video]

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After scooping the Best Urban Contemporary Album award for his critically acclaimed smash hit album channel ORANGE, beating out Chris Brown's Fortune and Miguel's Kaleidoscope Dream, Frank Ocean grabbed his yellow suit as promised and delivered a performance of "Forrest Gump" live at the 55th GRAMMY Awards moments ago.

Watch the full performance below...

Watch: Frank Ocean performs "Forrest Gump" @ The GRAMMY Awards 2013

Can't say I enjoyed that rendition of one of the many highlights from the channel ORANGE LP, but he definitely deserved that award for that solid body of work.


Frank Ocean speaks on Chris Brown fight and rumoured charges | News

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With many speculating what the outcome of Frank Ocean and Chris Brown's headline grabbing physical altercation at a recording studio in California a few days ago (Jan 27th), reports and rumours have been flying around that the GRAMMY nominated creator of channel Orange was seeking to press charges, Frank has issued a statement via his social network of choice to briefly to clear things up.
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"AS A CHILD I THOUGHT IF SOMEONE JUMPED ME IT WOULD RESULT IN ME MURDERING OR MUTILATING A MAN. BUT AS A MAN I AM NOT A KILLER. I’M AN ARTIST AND A MODERN PERSON. I’LL CHOOSE SANITY. NO CRIMINAL CHARGES. NO CIVIL LAWSUIT. FORGIVENESS, ALBEIT DIFFICULT, IS WISDOM. PEACE, ALBEIT TRITE, IS WHAT I WANT IN MY SHORT LIFE. PEACE." - Frank Ocean

Well looks like thats the end of that. Right?


Snapshot: Frank Ocean shoots "Forrest Gump" music video

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Before making headlines all over the globe for all the wrong reasons, critically acclaimed forward thinking R&B singer-songwriter Frank Ocean hit the desert to shoot a video for "Forrest Gump", my third favourite track from his commercially and critically successful debut album channel ORANGE.

Donning a yellow suit and trademark bandana, the Grammy nominated artist was joined by an eclectic crowd of extras including cheerleaders, skaters & biker gangs. Stay locked for more info on the shoot and video, but for now check out some pictures from the set...


Chris Brown & Frank Ocean involved in parking lot brawl | News

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According to celebrity news site TMZ, an argument between R&B headliners Chris Brown and Frank Ocean early Sunday morning turned into a parking lot brawl outside of Westlake Studio In Los Angeles, CA. Exact details are still sketchy at this point as police continue to track down information, but TMZ's sources gave a statement indicating the fight occurred as Chris Brown was leaving a studio session for an artist he represents when Frank Ocean and members of his entourage blocked Brown's exit from the lot. Sources remarked that Ocean said, "This is my studio, this is my parking lot" before the mêlée ensued.

According to police reports, Chris Brown was not at the scene when the local authorities arrived therefore Ocean is being identified as the "victim" due to his coöperation. Police will continue to investigate and have stated they will contact Chris Brown about his alleged involvement.

Frank later posted via his Twitter account: "got jumped by chris and a couple guys. lol. i only wish everest was there. cut my finger now I can’t play w two hands at the grammys."

Whilst Chris posted this: "Working on my album. Not working on  negativity. Focus on feeding ya family. Bullshit will forever be in the shadows"

Stay locked to SoulCulture for more information as we receive it.