August 9, 2011
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.
May 21, 2011
I know I’m late. Whatever. The video is still dope though.
FYI – I passed on Goblin. Sorry.
May 16, 2011
This past summer, Kelefa Sanneh proposed that he write about Earl Sweatshirt, a preternaturally talented sixteen-year-old rapper. Nine months later, Sanneh has produced an epic eight-thousand-word story that should be read in full. It’s not available free online, but you can get it in the print magazine, in the digital edition, or on an iPad.
More after the jump.
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May 16, 2011
Don’t ask me why but I found this to be funny.
May 11, 2011
Tyler The Creator briefly talks about the mini diss that came from B.o.B, which was weak in my opinion.
May 6, 2011
Can you really blame Left Brain for speaking his mind? I mean dude didn’t have to curse and whatnot, but I wouldn’t wanna talk about Lil B at my press conference either. *shrugs*
March 23, 2011
These dudes stay keeping me entertained, and you add Nardwuar’s goofy ass to the mix. An oddly funny interview.
March 21, 2011
In the final segment Tyler clears up the comments he made about Kanye and not wanting to be compared to Ne-Yo when he wants to be on Michael Jackson status, if he was an R&B artist. Also, he takes a jab at Shake from 2dopeboyz. *shrugs*
March 19, 2011
Earl Sweatshirt’s first album is better than Nas’ Illmatic? I don’t even know who Earl Sweatshirt is.
March 18, 2011
Peter Rosenberg catches up with Odd Future at SXSW and discusses thing from their performance at Webster Hall to Tyler being a fan of Justin Bieber. An interesting bunch of characters I must say, but entertaining.
March 10, 2011
And their rise continues…
March 7, 2011
I’ve always been a fan of acoustic music and was impressed by Tyler The Creator’s version of “Yonkers.” [insert sarcasm]