Frank Ocean Covers FADER

Each year we’re presented with a new artist that’s suppose to be the next big thing. This year we have Frank Ocean and it looks like homeboy is here for the long haul. He has managed to take the music world by storm in only 6 months….yes it’s only been 6 months. Drops Nostalgia, Ultra then gets on Watch The Throne, now he’s a cover boy. Much respect to the grind.

When he was nine, Frank Ocean’s godfather subscribed him to Robb Report, a magazine for the ultra-rich. Less interested in fiduciary smarts, it’s a catalog of conspicuous consumption, highlighting tropical vacations, invaluable antiques and, as Ocean came to know, really expensive cars. Though he comes from a middle class family, he obsessively read the magazine’s classified ads, fixating on exorbitantly priced used Bentleys and Maybachs. “I would just fall in love with all their cars. That was the start.” Ocean, whowas born Christopher Breaux (and goes by Lonny to friends), downscaled his material desires, and when he was 13, began going door-to-door, detailing cars for cash. “I would bring all my supplies. Literally, it was like a movie, I had a wagon, those long red wagons, like a Radio Flyer-type wagon, and I used to buy my own soaps.

Shouts: FADER

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