Frank Ocean- Who Knew?! (His Dream Collaboration and More)
Frank Ocean will go down in the Hip Hop history books with his recent admission of having a love affair with another man when he was 19. In a music scene that’s big on masculinity and homophobia at times, it was shocking to have this type of news come out. Surprisingly, Ocean was met with an embrace. Other than knowing him as the first well, “gay man in Hip Hop”, there are other things he probably would like people to know about him as well…
-Everest was an executive producer on Oceans’ album channel ORANGE. Funny thing about that? Everest is Ocean’s dog.
-Friends don’t call him Frank, they call him Lonny.
-Ocean once worked as a ghost writer for Justin Bieber, John Legend, and Beyonce.
-He probably wishes one of those were Celine Dion, since that’s his dream duet partner.
-Ocean got into a Twitter battle with Chris Brown after Brown tweeted, “I fuck with Frank Ocean. Reminds me of a young James Fauntleroy or Kevin Cossom.” Ocean then compared Brown to Ike Turner. The beef never resulted in any physical altercations, phew!
-A gamer, Ocean used the Sony Playstation startup music on the opening track of channel ORANGE.
-He’s originally from New Orleans, but fled to Los Angeles after Hurricane Katrina to pursue his music career.