Frank Ocean
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The Best R&B of 2012
20 Dec 2012 // 4:00 PM

R&B was as vibrant and diverse a genre as any in 2012, a year that saw the rise of breakout acts and the returns of old-school vets.

The Best New Artists of 2012
16 Dec 2012 // 4:20 PM

The best new artists of 2012 have remade R&B for the new century, pushed eclectic art-rock in new directions, and kept indie rock and hip-hop strong.


Frank Ocean: channel ORANGE
12 Jul 2012 // 5:20 PM

It's hard to both live up to hype and craft something distinct in a young career already brimming with excellent releases, but channel ORANGE finds Frank Ocean doing so with a class unlike anyone in music these days.

The Internet: Purple Naked Ladies
13 Feb 2012 // 3:00 PM

The Internet’s ability to work with a wide array of sounds in different ways is admirable, but few of their unexpected turns stick with you.


Live Footage - "Lost (Frank Ocean cover)" (video) (Premiere)
29 Jan 2015 // 6:30 AM

The minimalist funk of Frank Ocean's "Lost" gets a unique treatment in the hands of the cello/drums duo Live Footage, all of it captured on a GoPro camera.

Diplo and His "Hero"es
13 Mar 2014 // 2:41 AM

The man who sampled the Clash's "Straight to Hell" for M.I.A. teams up with his heroes and Frank Ocean to bring summer to your speakers a few months early.


Summer songs 2012: Jepsen, Ocean, Usher
5 Sep 2012 // 2:30 AM

The season of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” is winding down, her so-called “wish in a well” has long been thrown. The addictive

Is hip-hop finally coming to terms with homosexuality?
23 Aug 2012 // 3:35 AM

AKRON, Ohio — A few weeks ago, Frank Ocean, an up-and-coming R&B star and member of popular/controversial SoCal hip-hop collective Odd Future Wolf Gang

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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