Frank Ocean: Leaves Odd Future... in the Dust!
Frank Ocean is on a hell of a run having written records for Justin Bieber, John Legend, Brandy, and even producing several tracks on Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Watch the Throne” album. His debut mixtape was met with much critical acclaim and spawned a successful single in Novacane. As his fanbase grows with his latest single, “Thinking About You” many are anticipating the release of his debut album, “Channel Orange”, currently scheduled to hit shelves late July via Def Jam.
With all of the success and attention that Ocean has gained, I’ve noticed one thing that has severely declined over the past six months… references to Odd Future. When I initially started hearing about Ocean, his introduction was almost always prefaced by a reference to his affiliation with Odd Future, but as he’s come into his own, this is a practice seldom seen anymore. Looking at acts like Goodie Mob and The Fugees, how long do you think it will be before Frank Ocean completely distances himself from Odd Future as is often the practice with the singing member of a hip hop group?
Do you still consider Frank Ocean as a member of Odd Future or did you ever consider him as a member? Share your thoughts below in the comments.