American singer-songwriter and rapper Frank Ocean has given another rare interview.
Frank Ocean achieved a significant cult following with the release of his debut studio record Channel Orange in 2012. However, public fascination over the modern music icon began with Odd Future. The artist worked under the banner of the hip-hop collective alongside the likes of Tyler, the Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, Domo Genesis and more.
The group attracted great attention, and each went on to acquire even more of a following with subsequent solo efforts highlighting their individual and unique talents. Ocean may be the most accessible of these artists, and truly blew listeners away with the release of his 2016 sophomore effort Blonde.
It was one of the most critically acclaimed albums of the year and cemented Ocean as one of the most promising and abstract hip-hop artists to invade the mainstream. He has been praised as one of the most prominent artists in modern R&B; it’s certainly evident as to why he is credited with leading the resurgence. It’s strange, on the other hand, that one of the most respected and discussed musicians of the 21st century keeps himself so private - at least in retrospect. He rarely interviews, but fortunately, 2019 has gotten off to a good start for fans of the artist. Here he is on the cover of GQ’s February edition:
Ocean has chosen to speak to GQ to outline his plans for the year, as well as engaging in discussion on a range of topics, from skincare to politics. He has expressed his desire to engage more with the wider world, and this is certainly a pleasant start. Be sure to check out the full interview when it hits shelves, and if it’s more surprising music news you seek, check out these rumours of a collaboration between Slipknot and Supreme.