Frank Ocean is a 23-year-old New Orleans-born, Beverly Hills-based singer who’s in the gleefully hedonistic hip-hop collective Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All. Frank Ocean is also known as Christopher “Lonny” Breaux, a songwriter who has helped pen tracks for Justin Bieber, John Legend, and Brandy over the last few years. He’s the latest example of why the major label system is crumbling at the knees of Twitter and Tumblr, too. After getting signed to Island Def Jam about a year ago, the label proceeded to ignore him. Until February 16, that is. That’s when Ocean decided to give away his debut album, Nostalgia, Ultra, for free on his Tumblr.FRANK OCEAN

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