Frank Ocean "Channel Orange" Album Stream

UPDATE #3: Frank Ocean makes his Def Jam debut "Channel Orange" available for a free preview listen.

Frank Ocean took to his Tumblr page last night to release a video for what's believed to be a new song off of an upcoming project.

The track is supposedly titled "TV." In the clip, the song plays as a camera pans around a car shrouded by darkness.

At the end of the video, a message implies that a new project titled Channel Orange will be released on July 17th. It is unknown if it is his Def Jam debut or simply a mixtape to tide fans over until the former's release.

Check out the video below.

UPDATE: According to Pitchfork, Channel Orange is the title of Frank Ocean's Def Jam debut. The album is slated for release on July 17th.

[June 8]

UPDATE #2: The cover art and tracklist for Channel Orange, releasing July 17th, has been revealed.

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[June 23]

UPDATE #3: Frank Ocean has released his major label debut Channel Orange to iTunes ahead of its release date. Download the album from iTunes, and stream the full project below via his Tumblr page.

RELATED: Frank Ocean Makes Coachella 2012 Debut

238 Comments

  • Stefan

    Noch was zum Thema: http://likeitis93.blogspot.com/2012/08/frank-ocean-channel-orange.html

  • Anonymous

    im 14 and a guy and some of you people are so ignorant and immature... bisexual or not he is a very talented person

  • Kj

    This record is pretty Ok. There is more hype than substance, it is meandering, and the lyrics are mostly boring.

  • Milos

    check out my reaction at http://ezinearticles.com/?Shiny-LA-Tragedy-Channeled-in-Orange&id=7214102

  • trill4life

    I love this album. it's so good it makes me wanna' cry.

  • Zarafullasoul

    This guy's voice is mellow, so rests easy on the listener. Its very 'listener-friendly'. And these lyrics are real,recreational drug use going from fun highs, to becoming heavy addictions & resulting desperate situations are a fact of life in 2012. Great music offering..hope it gets plenty of air play & media exposure.

  • Zarafullasoul

    This is amazingly refreshing. A fresh sound that is very welcome.

  • annasue

    i wish people would stop being so pety its about the music not his sexuallity ..... so lets stop hating

  • hiphop-elocity

    The timing is questionable...all are created equally, but I was given a vagina not a penis, and breasts as well, not sure why the Creator didn't give us all one gender...I'm sure there is a reason just wondering what is...could it be for procreation?...I doubt it.

  • Jsap

    People say the oddest things right before the album drops!

  • Anonymous

    First song... 'Think about you" he is thinking about a DUDE! He said himself album is about a guy he wanted.. most liely Tyler. Odd-pooper-ass-gang-bang-em-all!

  • Anonymous

    IM about to drive to the ocean...and give dome , give doooomeeeeeee- frank ocean

  • AbetterMCthanU

    awww man, i don't give 2 shit about this brother being gay, he dropped a classic , LA shit, WEst Coast man that is all. LAdera Heights, Baldwin hills,Winsdor hills, crenshaw area support this brother.

  • EMINEM

    I AM SO GLAD THAT FRANK OCEAN IS TAKING IT IN THE ASS LIKE A WOMAN...HAHAHAHAHAHA WELCOME TO A WOMAN'S WORLD BROTHER !!!

  • silentturd

    It's not like all his music is about suckin cock and lovin men...he has two songs about experiences in his life that happen to be about him and a guy....the day i see an artist who is about nothin but gay shit i will join you in your anger brother....for now enjoy good music and brace yourselves for the ugly future up ahead...oh and check out my youtube page... www.youtube.com/trollingmusick

    • Anonymous

      I dont know man. If a dude I know is straight 99 percent of the time and I walk in on him giving a blow job 1 time in 10 years....He will forever be the dude that sucks cocky.

  • Anonymous

    So DX gonna shove this fag down our throat now? He is not even hiphop, why is his news here? Fuck u DX and ur faggot ass editors. I do not cosign gay

  • atlas

    This CD is crazy dope!!!!!! who he sleeps with does not take away from he's skills...this kid is nice...

  • Anonymous

    Gnip: UPDATE: So Icy Boi! dentalboi Rick Rozay youngsta YESSIR DK Mortis ETK (you) Anybody that loves/respects YMCMB Lil Loc that nigga that says "FuKKK Someone Than KKK ^ lol So Icy is 3 of those names too...

  • OFWGKTA

    damn.Odd Future just keeps droppin dope ass albums. Bastard was dope Goblin was dope Blackendwhite was dope Purple Naked Ladies was dope OF Tape Vol. 2 was dope and now Frank drops Channel Orange which is the nothing short of damn near perfect LP. JUSTIN BEIBER...eat your fucking heart out dude

  • Anonymous

    Sodomites get all the rights!!!

  • devante

    forrest gump song is sus... but i fucks with every other songgg

  • Hip Hop Fan

    I could not care less about someones sexuality. However, I find it weird that people are going insane over Frank coming out. Now the question is what about other artists? What about other artists that have displayed question behavior and were/are still loved. Lil Wayne kissed another man on the mouth and even got mad when Free and AJ asked when Birdman kisses women and Wayne spoke out for Birdman and said "I'm the only one he kisses". Also, the incident when they kissed on The Basement and the picture as well. How about Kanye wearing Kilts/skirts at his The Throne shows? And its no secret that Kanye has a entourage that has some gay males in it as well. This two are loved and yet they display question actions for men who pretend to be straight. There are other rappers who have been in question as well but people always turn a blind eye. Lastly this dude is using this as a publicity stunt because he decided to randomly release his album a week early.

    • REALHIPHOP

      Who cares if Kanye wears kilts and has some gay men in his entourage? Birdman kisses Wayne, booooorrring. All of this is old news, dude. It's 2012. No one is turning a blind eye, its just that it's not impt. Music is Music and equality for all means equality for all.

    • thought dog

      Only people that turn a blind eye to YMCMB's gayness are their fans. Everybody else has made it well known that they know them dudes are fruity as hell.

  • ShadowPrecinct

    Here's the thing, and this has been echoed by many others, but it's worth saying here in this forum. I can't say that what Frank Ocean did was a stunt to sell records solely because alot of people have a problem with homosexuality and will immediately dismiss him. This is exacerbated within the hip hop community, which has been pretty closed off to anything gay related. Being as that he kinda toes between that hip hop world with his OF affiliation and R&B (which is more receptive, but still there is that stigma attached to homosexual artists), he doesn't really stand to gain too much from the people who have been his primary audience. Now, his announcement may bring in, say Lady GaGa fans or something, but for the cats who frequent this site, many will probably just resort to gay bashing or something. Just make dope music and if you're a fan of dope music, it won't matter. I wonder if these same cats scream "Fag!" when a Luther Vandross song comes on.

  • showcase

    wats with this trend of streaming albums and EPs?? record labels allowing this??

  • Anonymous

    Lol that Forest Gump track is mad gay. .The album is smooth though

  • frank

    this album is crazy

  • Anonymous

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  • Xi On

    heres a fun little fact for yall....Homosexual behavior in animals refers to the documented evidence of homosexual and bisexual behavior in various (non-human) species. Such behaviors include sex, courtship, affection, pair bonding, and parenting among same sex animals. A 1999 review by researcher Bruce Bagemihl shows that homosexual behavior has been observed in close to 1,500 species, ranging from primates to gut worms, and is well documented for 500 of them.... you humans can be so ignorant.

    • xion

      if it wasnt for the these animals we wouldnt even exist. we depend on nature for our survival. chimps can learn american sign language and have been known to teach other chimps how to sign as well. so i think that they can change a tire as well as other skills. and if you think it takes a a lot of brain power and skill to change a tire than you sir are an idiot.

    • Anonymous

      Thanks Bill Nye (Science Guy) GTFOh with that bullshit

    • thought dog

      @Anonymous - Let me know when you find an animal that can change a car tire. If you can find that then see if that animal can build and program a computer. You two guys might think you're no more intelligent than an animal but reality says differently.

    • xion

      so you even though you are just a "thought dog" you still have every right to be here and pursue your own happiness

    • Anonymous

      Humans are members of a community of life along with all other species, and on equal terms. This community consists of a system of interdependence between all members, both physically, and in terms of relationships with other species Every organism is a "teleological centre of life", that is, each organism has a purpose and a reason for being, which is inherently "good" or "valuable" Humans are not inherently superior to other species

    • thought dog

      So you're comparing yourself to a gut worm? I have a little bit of pride as a human being so I don't try to do the same things that animals do personally..

  • So Icy Boi!

    wuddup its cha boi icy! keepin' it soooo icy!! Just wanna say i'm back, sorry i been gone. hope yall didnt miss me too much. had to deal with some stuff bout now im straight! so dont trip. icy gonna keep it positive cus icy bout the kids! we gotta be role models to these younin' ya dig. anyways jsut wanna say a big shout out to my dude Frank OCean. dude is keep it real gully today! ya know what im sizzlin? we all gotta remember to live life for life. i always. LOVE.LIVE.LIFE leeeggo! YMCMB OFWGKTA. Icy 4 the Kidz

  • Anonymous

    FUUQQ YEEZ MY NIKKAS FINALLY IT HAPPENED - JUST GOT A NEW RIDE - A CAM A RO CONVERTIBLE.GOT APPROVED FOR 26 LARGE. BEEN 5 YRS SINCE IVE GOTTEN SHYT APPROVED, BUT NOW ALL MY CRE-DIT SHEET GONE. ALL OF IT. IF YOU STRUGGLING WITH THAT CREDITT HISTORY ISHH, GET RID OF ALL DAT TODAY - CALL THESE PEEPS AT 8^8^8-9-2-7 -3-3-5-6. . THEY DO AMAZING WORK AND THEY ARE CHEAP AS FUQQ. GOT RID OF ALL MY SHYYT IN NO TIME. MY HOMEBOY WAS IN THE GUTTA TOO, AND HE CLEANER THAN ME NOW-gettin a condo!! Hit em up - THEY WILL HELP U!!,

  • DayDreaminTV

    Musically, this album is very good. And Frank's been making good music just like he's been bisexual. So it really has nothing to do with him being gay. If it was my world no one would be gay but it's not and it's not any of yalls so you might as well accept that there will be gays, devil worshipers, people that "go against God" even though Odd Future said they're atheist, and a bunch of sick people that do worst things that what gay people do behind closed doors. Cause you can't do anything about it. Suck it up like a fuckin man and Stop bashin a nigga for being who the fuck he is. 16 and I know that yall niggas actin like children who got kick off the monkey bars.

    • Anonymous

      you say people who arent gay do alot more unnatural things behind closed doors. like eating ass. which is true. but on the same basis alot of god's people historically have done alot worse than atheists. hell, christian was imposed on black slaves to control them and justify enslaving them. and to this day black people still pray to white jesus.

  • ETK

    Other niggas that should get out of the closet: Erick Sermon DJ Premier Progigy U-God B-Real DMC Necro Ad Rock

  • LN

    Favourites: - Super rich kids - Pyramids

  • Forest Gump

    Hello people. Um, I'm not good at this but I just had to say something. I did not have sexual relations with Frank Ocean. Really not sure how my name ended up in a song but I am not a part of gay activities. I'm sorry for the confusion this song has caused and please support Jenny, me and my family in these trying times. Sincerely, Forest

    • Lieutenant Dan

      Hahahaha pretty sure the Forrest Gump I know doesn't know how to read or write

    • Forest Gump

      dylan - I sold bubba gumps shrimp in the late 1980's and have since moved to a small village in Equador. The squash is excellent and I love climbing trees. Lt. Dan - Stop being a dick. You have robotic limbs now so I don't understand why you're still angry all the time. Forest

    • LT. Dan

      Jenny is dead you stupid twat

    • dylan

      how's bubba gump shrimp doing my friend??

  • Troof

    It's amazing how cut-throat and evil folks are on these boards. It's unbelievable. Yall realize that when people mention "eThugs" they're talkin bout yall ignorant asses, right? It's also sad how much the children on these boards don't love music, because this album is viscious.

  • forgest gump

    i dont really like the album is just okay but that forest guy gives me chills. i never heard nothing that out with it haha this my nigga.

  • Anonymous

    wow this is...gay

  • NAPPYCHIC

    *Sigh* This is so dope!!! I am feeling some great vibes listening to this album!

  • N=Mortis

    Funny how the Young Money clowns call Frank a fag but forgot that Wayne kissed Birdman in the mouth

  • lkhafkh;

    i'm broke now but when i get some money i'm going buy this because you defined your generation. you been making me sick for years never doing shit not just copying nigga doing something different.

  • lkhafkh;

    this nigga is hard as hell this young generaton is bring it people like him and lebron defining you nigga you finally actually doing something.

  • BlackGuyThatWantsToBeWhite

    So this is RNB ha? Just trying to do the "black" thing for a change. No more Manilow for me =)

  • Realniggaagginlear

    U niggas better take all that designer shit out your closet in that case. Y'all rocking shit made by gay niggas (shirts, jeans, + sneaks) but ya'll so against being gay lmao, u niggaz backward az fuck

  • Gmix

    I don't listen to gay love music sorry. yuck. MMG for life. *no homo*

  • Anonymous

    Some people seem to actually be pro- homo, simular to the theologian anti- christs who tampered with the bible and the word.

  • Anonymous

    if you think about it, Jay-Z and Beyonce's "baby" blue ivy carter is actually Frank Ocean and his gay boyfriend's adopted child. Then they knighted the kid into the illuminati club so when she grows up she can make sure everyone in the hip-hop world is homosexual makes sense if you think about it

  • Elton John

    This album is so good I may suck a dick tonight.

  • WAKE UP

    WAKE UP YA'LL the majority of your favorite rappers are either GAY or BISEXUAL!! This is fact... this is all part of the BLACK NOBILITY which is a small section of the Illuminati... STOP denying the facts... just understand what world we live in...

  • Anonymous

    Bunch of closet homos on this website cosigning homosexuality. Smh This world is disgusting and sick. All you people that say 'oh what he does behind closed doors is his business etc' are delusional- do you guys understand what homosexual males do? Anal sex isn't even cool with a female, porn nowadays has everybody fucked up in the head thinking the ish is cool, it's NOT. Why would you rather put your dick in a place that defecates waste when you have a vagina that was made for the dick, it gets wet and everything (natural lube), it's the right way to have sex. Also nobody is 'born gay' it's a choice just like evey other preference in life, a sick disgusting choice that is being influenced as 'normal' 'must be accepted' by today's society which is obviously going down the wrong path. Stop being influenced and use your brain, homosexuality is not right and it is down right sick, the anus is not a sexual organ. nuff said. peace.

    • DayDreaminTV

      Ok but what does homosexuality have anything to do with his music?

    • Anonymous

      Smh @ all these lames that replied to me. Yawl must be gay or have a close relative that is. If ur fathers were gay then you fucks would not exist today.

    • deadboy90

      LOL you funny as shit! Who chooses to be gay really? especially if they would have to deal with idiots like you their whole lives?

    • Anonymous

      plain rebelling against nature, and God!

    • straightdude

      straight sex isn't even cool with a female. piss comes out of our dicks and we put that shit in a females vagina which bleeds blood and piss half the time and gives birth the other half the time. SHITS FUCKING NASTY yo imma put my dick in someones ear next time see how that feels

    • Anonymous

      Nah pretty sure being gay isn't a choice but nice try. You don't understand the gay life style because your not gay you dipshit. People like you are going down the "wrong path" and sooner or later you'll have to accept it.

    • KicKinKnowLedge

      You're an ignorant fuck. I don't co-sign homosexuality but what they do is their business. This is good quality music. Appreciate it. Nobody complainin about Elton John being a homosexual.

  • sun_god7

    Dope album. Can have the impact of D'Angelo in 1995 if it sells units and causes copycats to come out with similar music. Sonically it's the type of music that this era is missing - modern Black soul music, not just hiphop r&b.

  • Anonymous

    Theres was not A single gay song on here..................fuck people talking about?

  • Anonymous

    If I remember correctly he mentioned that he had a crush on another male who in the end rejected his affections. At no stage did he state HE HAS HAD SEX WITH ANOTHER MAN, the power of the media to make a mountain of a molehill. You have to understand that Frank Ocean first and foremost is a talented songwriter and uses pronouns interchangeably. This was a very clever and deft way of manipulating the media to draw attention to his album that coincidently dropped when his apparent 'written' confession came out. Tyler and his crew know what they are doing and everyone is falling for it. Listen to Forrest Gump he's mentioning his attraction and feelings but never mentions having sex with another male. You people fell for the okie doke and have been hoodwinked and bamboozled.

  • MASTER TROLL

    OMG HIP HOP IS DEAD HE WAS KILLED BY A FAGGOT CONSPIRACY YOURE LISTENING TO HIS FUNERAL AMEN

  • Mortis

    this album is so good i fucked my own ass

  • Anonymous

    FUUQQ YEEZ MY NIKKAS FINALLY IT HAPPENED - JUST GOT A NEW RIDE - A CAM A RO CONVERTIBLE.GOT APPROVED FOR 26 LARGE. BEEN 5 YRS SINCE IVE GOTTEN SHYT APPROVED, BUT NOW ALL MY CRE-DIT SHEET GONE. ALL OF IT. IF YOU STRUGGLING WITH THAT CREDITT HISTORY ISHH, GET RID OF ALL DAT TODAY - CALL THESE PEEPS AT 8^8^8-9-2-7 -3-3-5-6. . THEY DO AMAZING WORK AND THEY ARE CHEAP AS FUQQ. GOT RID OF ALL MY SHYYT IN NO TIME. MY HOMEBOY WAS IN THE GUTTA TOO, AND HE CLEANER THAN ME NOW-gettin a condo!! Hit em up - THEY WILL HELP U!!m,mm

  • Bruh

    That interlude in between songs 6 and 7 caught me by surprise. Didn't expect him to redo the Biggie sex interlude but with two dudes. Still a dope album though.

  • Vaughn

    SCHWARZ you about to get ya races ass murdered by not only blacks but by your own race sound how you sound you slap every nigga you see you know damn well that's a crock of shit you would not be hear if that was true stop trolling slavery is done and over with eat a dick you red neck inbred piece of shit !!

    • Anonymous

      Vaughn is an illiterate fuck. Dayum!!! Learn how to read nigga. He talking about some punk ass cracker below. U are fucken bitch acting like u are shit.

  • SHAMW o W

    its a cool album but cmon man! EVERYBODY is acting like this is the best shit they ever heard in their life!! There are older albums better than this and just as creative gimmie a break!! some of his older material is better is you ask me! and FYI: just because your cool with gays/ you skateboard /your white friends can say nigger around you /you wear skinny jeans doesnt make you anymore true to yourself than everybody else! Yall are just as closed minded and judgmental your really no better then the people you assume are just hating all the time! IMO... like I said its a good album but it feel like his sexuality is FORCING people to "take sides" with his music. he was already a good artist, so what he's gay? the gay shit is making people feel obligated to champion this album more than what it actually is...This generation kills everything just to make room for the new trend, then ride that trend until overkill...why? and yall cant even blame major labels like back in the day yall do it to yourselves lol...smh...

    • @SHAMW o W

      Um...maybe I'm the only one noticing this but I think that the sexuality is doing the OPPOSITE of what you're talking about. People are trashing the album because of his sexuality. It's a shame, because I really enjoyed the album. But I've always enjoyed Frank's music. It didn't have anything to do with sexuality for me. But I kinda see what you're saying, with the love/hate being put to an extreme level.

    • SHAMW o W

      @Brain: 1st off eat a dick with ya smart ass mouth aint nothing high & mighty about what I said, it was an opinion...whatever point your trying to make or argue is for the birds anyway, my main point is how this homophobic craze is being force fed to black culture more than any other genre or race and its a problem FOR US, your probably some white punk that probably care less either way so fuck your opinion! Dude is an good artist regardless of his sexual preference, its weird how a) people are so interested in taking sides in HIP HOP over an r&b album and b) this is gonna be another excuse for dudes just like you and the media to label people who arent blown away by this album...that shit aint cool...and furthermore all you newbies acting all 'high & mighty' like your so about peace and so above true school hip hop, your really no better than the people your assuming hate you and what you stand for...let it marinate fucker...

    • brian

      quit tryin to act all high and mighty. he had ONE mixtape before this and it was pretty highly acclaimed...just as this is. i dont get your point. which comment lead you to imply that because he is gay, we like his music any more? and this album sounds just about the same as the mixtape...so WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? of course ppl are going to take a side...it's a controversial subject...shouldn't be, but it is.

  • BLACK

    FROM A FIRST LISTEN, I PREFER NOSTALGIA/ULTRA...BUT ITS NOT A BAD ALBUM, JUST CANT SAY ITS GREAT YET. IT MAY GROW ON ME... PYRAMIDS IS STILL MY FAV SONG ON THIS ALBUM.

  • Steve Real

    American Classic. 5 Stars.

  • SCHWARZ

    I don't care about what nobody says. I hate niggers and will continue to smack them in real life. Call me a bully, call me a hater or what but I dont give a fuck. I am White and I am surprised with the amount of dirty niggers I've met in just 2yrs in the US. I keep smacking these African fucks and will keep on doing it. The fact is, these niggers should still be slaves. +++++++++++++++ LMMFAO GO TO WHERE WE @ & TALK THAT SH!T TO OUR FACES FCUKBOI IS THE RACE CARD STILL OVERUSED? Y U AIN'T HERE TALKIN THAT SH!T FROM THE OTHER DAY?

    • deadboy90

      See? Racism isnt dead it just hides behind keyboards. Pussies.

    • napalm17

      Love how these crackers while mere mutations of GOD original creation, genetically recessive and the most morally corrupt creature that ever walked this planet still display their inferiority complex by disrespecting their fathers/mothers. Obviously the fact that your merely a water down version of true humans must have cause you serious mental trauma. Enjoy your couple hundred year rule while these "monkeys" who fathered you walked and civilized this planet 6000 years before you were ever a mis-formed cell in their semen. From your limp dog hair, to your fucked recessive gene created pale eyes to your melanin deficient skin your a walking science project gone awry. But like any good father we still love you our fucked up mentally ill children but remember the time we allow you to throw your little temper tantrum will end...sorry mutants but don't hate "us" hate the creator for weak DNA, if your lucky maybe one of your quack scientist will one day find away to reverse your cursed genetics.

    • chillthrill

      you are getting the attention you want now,,,,im your huckleberry,,,,where you @ so you can smack the shit out of me,,,,,as soon as you smack me you will feel a sharp pain and a burning sensation,,,a flash of light,,,,,see you next lifetime pussy

    • Anonymous

      it seems like these dumbfuck hood niggers with mad street credz forgot how oh just 50 years ago there was this whole civil rights thing? you know that thing where everyone BELIEVED that you people were the lesser race that should pick cotton all day. but yeah go ahead and repeat history. ironic coming from you bunch of niggers too. educate yourselves. majority of you hiphopdx fucks believe in God too right? oh let's not forget ILLUMINATI and those Free Masons search "LIBOR scandal" on google. there's your fucking illuminati

    • STFUnKissMe

      ^^^ I know he's responding to someone else comment I'm just too lazy to go find the idiot's comment, thanks love !

    • Anonymous

      WOW, U FAGGOTS ARE TOO DUMB TO READ. HE IS RESPONDING TO SOME QUEER ASS CRACKER BELOW. MUHFUCKAZ NEED TO READ BEFORE GETTING BUTTHURT, LMAO. U BITCHES AINT SHIT ANYWAYS

    • STFUnKissMe

      Your white ass know you don't lay a finger on anybody,because guarantee if you slapping people how you say you are, you wouldn't be sitting where ever you are typing this shit. Cause your ass would probably be laid up in someone hospital or casket

    • Anonymous

      LOOKY HERE WHITEBOY MAD

    • Anonymous

      ^probably a faggot

  • Anonymous

    FUUQQ YEEZ MY NIKKAS FINALLY IT HAPPENED - JUST GOT A NEW RIDE - A CAM A RO CONVERTIBLE.GOT APPROVED FOR 26 LARGE. BEEN 5 YRS SINCE IVE GOTTEN SHYT APPROVED, BUT NOW ALL MY CRE-DIT SHEET GONE. ALL OF IT. IF YOU STRUGGLING WITH THAT CREDITT HISTORY ISHH, GET RID OF ALL DAT TODAY - CALL THESE PEEPS AT 8^8^8-9-2-7 -3-3-5-6. . THEY DO AMAZING WORK AND THEY ARE CHEAP AS FUQQ. GOT RID OF ALL MY SHYYT IN NO TIME. MY HOMEBOY WAS IN THE GUTTA TOO, AND HE CLEANER THAN ME NOW-gettin a condo!! Hit em up - THEY WILL HELP U!!

  • Anonymous

    All I know is it's a fuckin great album.

  • 80sbaby

    Elton John Freddie Mercury Luther Vandross Frank Ocean all gay, all great

    • Morgan

      Luther Vandross? lol ... not gay...let the man rest in peace. And Ocean is BISEXUAL.

    • Anonymous

      well I asked them and they don't know anything about it so I am taking that 1 lie to prove that your most definitely a closeted... gay

    • Anonymous

      ^^, I am not gay fag. Ur mom and sister could confirm to u after the threesome we had last night

    • Anonymous

      ^ thugs are the gayest people around...always wanting to hang out with dudes...I'M DOWN FOR MY NIGGAZ...they say....lol get the fuck outta here....if you have to assert your manhood...chances are you're gay as they get

    • Anonymous

      The both of yawl should get a room and fuck. Fucken fags. Gays must die!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      People who comment about how much they hate gays... all gay

  • Anonymous

    HIPHOPDX IS GIVING THIS NIGGA SHINE BECAUSE HE IS GAY. NOT FOR ANY OTHER REASON. THIS FAGGOT ASS WEBSITE IS GETTING LAME!!!

    • corey

      What kills me is that every ignorant comment comes from the "anonmymous" moniker... Stand up be a man , put your name on your comments..Anyhoo Frank Ocean is dope regardless of his sexual orientation.. And who knows how many other gay artists there are running around.. As long as they make dope music, I could care less, not of these guys are in anybody's circle of friends.. There purpose in our lives is to entertain.

    • Anon...

      No... Frank Ocean was backed by nearly every music website before he publicly came out just because his music is dope, what's happened here is that you've only started noticing Frank since he announced he was gay... that seems a bit suspect to me.

  • Anonymous

    I do not care about what nobody says. I hate homos and will continue to smack them in real life. Call me a bully, call me a hater or what but I dont give a fuck. I am African and I am surprised with the amount of homosexuals I've met in just 2yrs in the US. I keep smacking them and will keep on doing it.

    • ^^^

      Aren't you a genius?

    • Anonymous

      read what the racist guy said and compare it to what the first guy said. he just copied and pasted what the first guy said and switched out homos for niggers. the way i take it is that he was showing how being homophobic and racist are similar. I hope that makes sense. Fuck the first guy for being a homophobe, and fuck the second guy for being racist. But if you read what they are saying, you have to see that there isn't a difference.

    • Anonymous

      that 250lbs is just fat from laying on your bed with the laptop on your lap while your momma brings you food

    • Anonymous

      Tom Hardy? U cant be serious nigga. I dont want to sound like an internet thug or something but I am 6'2 250lbs of muscles plus I am African. I would smack the dog shit out of son without effort.

    • Anonymous

      Ayo anonymous cracker smacking niggas. Where u live foo? I would love ur faggot ass to say that shit to my face and see if u would walk away in good health

    • Anonymous

      ignorance fucks you in the ass in the end

    • Hoodgrown

      This nigga is fronting. He may not like homo's but best believe he ain't smacking every homo he meets. Fronting ass nigga on a website. Reminds me of the niggas who think cause they're black they can beat up every white boy... till they get that head rocked. I personally don't agree with the homo stuff but a man is a man.... and ANY man has the potential to beat the shit out of another man... some of them homo's will knock YOU the fuck out...

    • Anonymous

      lol dude cant be serious ITS MORE GAY AFRICANS IN AFRICA than in the usa lol man go sell some watches

    • Mike Vasquez

      I won't call you a bully. I'll just call you an asshole. Wherever you are, wherever you're from, you sound like an asshole to me. Homophobic prick. This Frank Ocean album is pretty awesome so far, btw.

    • Anonymous

      You smack every gay you see? Boy I hope you run into Tom Hardy...

    • DAWG

      Thanks bro, finally someone who knows what to do I had a couple of Afriacan friends (from Senegal) in college and they were really strictly against that homo shit I am glad people are against this fucking bullshit as frank ocean may go fuck himself and all other faggots who support him

    • Anonymous

      I don't care about what nobody says. I hate niggers and will continue to smack them in real life. Call me a bully, call me a hater or what but I dont give a fuck. I am White and I am surprised with the amount of dirty niggers I've met in just 2yrs in the US. I keep smacking these African fucks and will keep on doing it. The fact is, these niggers should still be slaves.

    • corey

      I just care about the music.. What cats do in there private time, is there biz...

    • Anonymous

      i don't cosign homosexuality but still there is a difference between not cosignin it and hatin it when you talk bout smackin someone for his sexual orientation, that's nothin but hate bro

  • HM

    Frankie O. got one of the nicest albums in a awhile. The man is talented keep doing what you brother salute. I've been listen to since it was leaked good shit.

  • Anonymous

    I HEAR HE IS GAY AND WAS CAUGHT BY SOMEONE AT HIS LABEL FUCKING SOME GUY IN THE BATHROOM AND THEN THE LABEL TOLD HIM TO OPEN UP AND GET THE GAYS BEHIND HIM RIGHT BEFORE THE ALBUM DROPS

    • Anonymous

      hahaha so it wasn't when somebody was listening to the album at a listening party they said they heard Frank in some song say "him" instead of "her"

  • Anonymous

    ahahah yall having a hard on for a nigga meowing for 60 minutes on a 17 tracks album indeed hip-hop turned into a faggots housing

  • Anonymous

    hip-hop = faggots housing

    • J

      I mean to be fair... this R&B. Anyway. Fuck it man don't be a dickhead just listen to the music. Frank Ocean talented regardless.

  • Anonymous

    Street fighter theme song lol awesome !!

  • Jay

    SHits incredible....and remember guys Elton John, Luther Vandross, and Michael Jackson(probably) were/are gay. So shut the fuck up if Sean Price can accept Frank ocean then u could too! lol One of the best albums of the year no question

    • Anonymous

      who gives a shit about his sexuality. everyone needs to grow up. doesn't need to be mentioned tbh.

  • Track by Track

    1. "Start" The intro track is just a few seconds long, all shimmering synths and 8-bit videogame sound effects. Its "channel-surfing" sound effects introduce a theme that will run throughout the album, especially the interludes, as though you're clicking the buttons of a TV remote to venture forward. 2. "Thinkin' Bout You" The first single has been given a makeover, with bigger, lush strings, both acoustic and digitized, and deeper drums that emphasize the space in which Ocean's voice hangs. 3. "Fertilizer" A funked-up, showtune-esque interlude about 30 seconds in length, and darling in its exuberance. 4. "Sierra Leone" Not entirely dissimilar to "Thinkin' Bout You," "Sierra Leone" is a wall of washed-out, breathy synths and thudding drums, punctuated by woozy strings and tinkling chimes. Think Marvin Gaye if he'd been into reverb. 5. "Sweet Life" Five tracks in and I'm already out of condoms. This sultry piece is introduced by a melodic bassline and jazzy Wurlizter keyboard. Shuffling drums and thick vocal harmonies build to an all-out crescendo including a brass ensemble. The trick of building up instrumental parts until they all coalesce in a grand crescendo is one Ocean employs a few times on Channel Orange. 6. "Not Just Money" A speech interlude about happiness over tinny traffic sounds and a turning indicator. 7. "Super Rich Kids" (ft. Earl Sweatshirt) A talk-sung, pseudo-rap verse from Ocean over an emphatic piano and drum stomp leads to a borrowed chorus from Mary J. Blige's "Real Love," but the highlight is a slow, methodical rap verse courtesy of Earl Sweatshirt. Ocean's falsetto refrain makes it clear why the rapping in Odd Future is left to others. 8. "Pilot Jones" The channel-surfing leads quickly to reversed synths and hammering sub-woofers, isolating Ocean's voice so that his melody, one of the best here, lilts loud and clear above the instrumental tracks. Synth chords come in briefly near the end, but fade out again quickly into Rhodes for "Crack Rock." 9. "Crack Rock" Fans of the Roots' early catalog will recognize the Rhodes keyboard and Questlove-style, hi-hat-heavy beat. The best part, though, is when the drums halt for Ocean's melancholy chorus, and then start back up again to propel the song's verses, about (surprise!) the adverse effects of drugs. 10. "Pyramids" You've heard this one, but not until you've heard it on a space-encompassing, brain-rattling speaker system. The synth breakdown a minute in hits especially hard. 11. "Lost" Another slow build, "Lost" begins with spare guitar, keyboard whorls and tight, cracking snare. As jabs of string ensemble are slowly added to the mix, so are more of Ocean's background vocals and and stacks of harmony. Look for at least a trio of background singers on Ocean's upcoming tour. 12. "White" (ft. John Mayer) Thank god John Mayer's contribution to this record is only a guitar part. My breath was held waiting for the track to feature his syrupy croon, but it never came -- "White" is an interlude of bluesy guitar noodling and white noise. 13. "Monks" The siren synths that begin this song, underlined by plucked bass, go staccato in the first chorus. Then, they join an all-out soul-jazz groove, with Ocean wailing yearningly in and out of falsetto, over the fray. 14. "Bad Religion" Over a plaintive organ, Ocean begins talk-singing to a cabbie, and ends with his most audacious vocal performance on the record, hitting the upper part of his register without going to falsetto. A string section, rat-a-tat snares and hand-claps lend a gospel feel to this album highlight. 15. "Pink Matter" (ft. Andre 3000) A lyrical continuation of "Sweet Life," but where that song was nestled in the sexy, R&B half of Channel Orange, "Pink Matter" is at one with the more ambitious and introspective second half. Ocean stays in his resonant baritone register here, as slow, mournful strings and barely audible, clanging trash-can drums lead to funk bass, which leads to Outkast's Andre 3000. Andre's amazing verse is an album highlight, as is the funk guitar solo that follows him and the four-beat bass drum that ends the song. 16. "Forrest Gump" Clicking, stuttering sub-drum tracks and quick guitar strokes propel the penultimate track of Channel Orange. A sample of an appreciative crowd underlies Ocean's simple melody, which is mirrored by guitar licks. A whistled outro provides a nice denouement to Orange's second half. 17. "End" A reverbed-out, just-audible "Voodoo," an early track that never made the album cut, provides the end interlude, along with muffled sounds of traffic and rain. Then, the car door opens and the sound of rain in the background intensifies. The crunch of gravel leads to a front door, and, once indoors, the recording stops abruptly. TV or reality, Channel Orange ends here.

  • Drucilla

    I Love Frank Ocean . . . .

  • FuKKK FranKKK Ocean

    FUCK THIS NEGRO! He's not Hip Hop!!!

    • Anonymous

      Where exactly did he say he was hiphop? am i missing something? You are not hiphop if all you listen to is hiphop..plain and simple. brush up on your history..or just stop listening to music all together cuz u are a straight bum. iv never left a comment on a blog in my life but I couldnt resist from reading some of the stupid ass people on here. I've read easily some of the most ignorant shit of my life in the last 3 minutes

    • FuKKK FranKKK Ocean

      Then why the fuck this washed up R&B pussy is on a Hip Hop website?!?! HUH?!!? ANSWER ME GODDAMNIT! y'al niggas dumb as fuck

    • Anonymous

      He never said he was... fuckin' idiot.

    • Woah

      this dude can't spell worth a shit. Who gives a fuck about his opinion.

    • Anonymous

      You're an ignorant, close-minded troll. GTFO.

    • Anonymous

      BUT U R TYPIN THAT RACIST SH!T? FEDS CAN'T WAIT 4 U TO SLIP UP KEEP GOIN CYBERSTALKIN FCUKNUGGET

  • Anonymous

    Hows this the most discussed when Nas has 611 posts?

  • Anonymous

    I honestly wouldn't be surprised if 3 Stack's verse turns out to be sub-par. His last few features lately haven't been that good. And before anyone gets emotional, I like Andre. So don't bitch at me.

  • Anonymous

    1. Start (Produced by Boi-1da) 2. Tinkin' Bout You (Produced by Polow da Don) 3. Fertilizer (Produced by will.i.am) 4. Sierra Leone (Produced by Kanye West) 5. Sweet Life (Produced by The Neptunes) 6. Not Just Money (Produced by Timbaland) 7. Super Rich Kids feat. Earl Sweatshirt (Produced by Tyler, The Creator) 8. Pilot Jones (Produced by Swizz Beatz) 9. Crack Rock (Produced by Danja) 10. Pyramids (Produced by Malay) 11. Lost (Produced by Polow da Don) 12. White feat. John Mayer (Produced by Chris Martin) 13. Monks (Produced by StarGate) 14. Bad Religion (Produced by The Neptunes) 15. Pink Matter feat. Andr 3000 (Produced by Andr 3000) 16. Forrest Gump (Produced by Malay) 17. End (Produced by Sean Garrett)

  • The MG

    Oh word, July 17th? Now I'm buying Nas and Frank Ocean on the same day. Tracklist looks dope and good features too.

  • da1

    This guy is definitely the best member out of ODD Future. I think this album is going to be really good. I just might buy this album. I havent bought an album in years(for good reason) but I might buy this one.

  • Hip Hop Fan

    The best thing Frank Ocean could do is separate himself from Odd Future. He does have a dope voice and has some good songs but his crew is really wack and not there mentally.

    • Anonymous

      You obviously don't understand OF. Miles is right. @Lemonado, You are extremely immature. I love how ignorant, idiot kids like you use being homosexual as an insult. There is nothing wrong with being homosexual. Syd tha Kid id homosexual and Frank might be Bisexual or Homosexual, I think he's bisexual. You really can't come up with a better insult than "you're a gaint homo with tiny dick"? You've never met him, yet you say he has a small penis? You seem like the homosexual one in this conversation, you are talking about another guy's penis. There was no point in making such a stupid comment. I disagree with him and i'm not insulting him. Agree to disagree.

    • Lemonado

      you're a giant homo with tiny dick

    • Miles

      1.) OF is far from wack 2.) Tyler Makes some of Frank Ocean's beats 3.) None of them are mental 4.) His relationship with OF goes beyond music. They consider each other family and call each other brothers

  • Jlounge

    What's with him and beamers

  • Anonymous

    frank ocean plus andre 3000. that is possibly the best collab of the year, and we haven't even heard it yet.

    • Jake

      smh you a dickrider lmaooo fuck frank ocean hes a wack faggot and andre has turned in subpar verses lately

    • illmatic_bridge

      right so because someone becomes excited over a surprising collab between two great artists they become worthy of the overused "dickrider" "faggot" and "gay" terms? can a person show some expression without being called out jesus some of you people on this site really make yourselves look ignorant as shit

    • Anonymous

      Lmao Cosign Stop Dickriding

    • Anonymous

      why because youre a dickriding faggot that judges music based on song titles? get the fuck out of here. clown.

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  • AliciaKeysaHOMEWRECKER

    Earl and 3000 yahayha Just hope that fucka 3000 is working on his own album

  • amirhossssein

    very nice track list i liked it ! specially that andre 3000 joint

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  • snypah

    best produced beat that Ive heard in a minute.

  • JoJo

    How stupid can you get. Ofcourse it's a mixtape. How could Frank Ocean drop his debut with less than one month of PR. It takes month's to prepare a presentable album!

  • Devin

    I'm not a fan of odd future but Frank got my respect. He's dope.

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