Many people have called Frank Ocean a breath of fresh air to the music industry, and some are even looking for the New Orleans native to be the savior of the R & B genre. I wanted to share with you a few interesting facts about Frank Ocean that I think we all should know.
1. Frank Ocean was featured on two songs From Jay-Z and Kanye West’s multi-platinum album ‘Watch the Throne.’ (Made in America and No Church in the Wild)
2. Born Christopher Breaux, Frank Ocean was born in Long Beach, CA but grew up in New Orleans, LA.
3. Frank moved to Los Angeles, CA in 2005 after the city of New Orleans was ravished by Hurricane Katrina.
4. In November of 2011, Frank Ocean was named as GQ Magazine’s Rookie of The Year.
5. Frank Ocean stated that the one non-musical thing that he learned from Kanye West is you should always choose your sneakers wisely.
6. Frank lists his personal hobbies as Kung Fu and Tai Chi.
7. Frank stated his Channel Orange album was a reminder for people to get their Vitamin C and supplements.
8. Frank’s debut album Channel Orange sold 130,000 in it’s first week debuting at #2 on the Billboard Charts.
9. Franks relationship with music producer Tricky Stewart led to his recording deal with Def Jam Records.
10. Since coming out on his Tumblr blog, Frank has been supported by the likes of Russell Simmons, Beyonce and 50 Cent.