If there is one celebrity, artist, personality or figure –pick whichever you prefer- who gets my attention far from the usual, that is Frank Ocean. Ever since his first record was released, everyone noticed he was different. Ocean’s music takes us into an Orange Nostaligia world. He dives into his lyrics surrounded by midtempo innovative R&B. At the beginning, he was associated to one of the anarchic group of rapers in LA, Odd Future. Would he have been successful otherwise? Definitely: yes.
I want to know and present both sides of the coin; analyze his impact both as a musician and a person in the industry. Here we have this brave and inspiring man, the first in the hip hop scene to publicly admit his love for a man. Someone who is not afraid. He is determined and expects to be listened to. He has also been cited for possession and driving under a suspended license and got into a fight with Chris Brown in a parking lot.
Facing the improbability of getting first hand material, I will go through every relevant interview from sources like the Rolling Stones magazine, The New York Times and many others. Also his personal publications and Twitter account and the different analysis of his lyrics to get a deeper understanding of his persona.