Tag: Frank Ocean

"Stella Brown" By The Versatile Jelani Aryeh

"Stella Brown" By The Versatile Jelani Aryeh
There’s a simplicity to “Stella Brown,” that can be amazing at times. There’s a Strokes vibe for certain, but I hear many other influences after several listens. The kids are getting into it too, which is exciting to see. Good music will always live on. What’s even more exciting is Jelani’s back catalog of music... Read more »

Release Radar 4/17/20: The Streets vs Frank Ocean

Release Radar 4/17/20: The Streets vs Frank Ocean
Welcome to your weekly dose of my Release Radar. The place where I break down all the new music Spotify thinks I should hear. Mike Skinner of The Streets has enlisted the help of Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker for his new single, “Call My Phone Thinking I’m Doing Nothing Better.” Skinner’s style of rap takes... Read more »

Frank Ocean Better Watch His Back, Here Comes Daye Jack

Frank Ocean better release something quick, cause this 18 year “got game!” If Ocean waits too long, Daye Jack might just take his spotlight. With a style very similar to Ocean’s and blog sites like Paste calling this kid the one to watch in 2015, his star is about to shine. He flows like Frank,... Read more »
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2012 Album Of The Year: Frank Ocean's "Channel Orange"

Frank Ocean Channel Orange This is the album I played most this year.  Matter of fact, I played the shit out of this record, trying to sing like Frank Ocean, compensating for a lack of falsetto by nailing the rap parts. What a joy Channel Orange is to listen to and the lyrics are compelling.  Take... Read more »

Taking a Ride To The Ocean

Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange has been on steady repeat for the last 3 weeks. I dial up Spotify and play this thing during showers, work out sessions, and cleaning sprees. It seems to have all the elements of a great album: ups, downs, highs and lows. It has a bit of Drake (“Thinkin Bout You”),... Read more »