Frank Ocean: Blonde (take 2)

Frank Ocean: Blonde (take 2)

By Danilo Castro

Blonde is the sound of an artist urging his listener to be patient, and in this age of instant gratification, it is a refreshing, rewarding triumph. 26 Aug 2016 // 2:15 AM

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Saul Williams Commands Attention at Summerstage (Photos + Video)

// Notes from the Road

"Saul Williams played a free, powerful Summerstage show ahead of his appearance at Afropunk this weekend.

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