Frank Ocean – “Novacane” (Video)

FRANK OCEAN
Listen to our FAVORITE ALBUMS OF 2014. Make sure you don't miss any tunes: FOLLOW US ON TWITTER.

On July 26, Def Jam will commercially release Nostalgia, ULTRA., the debut mixtape from their new golden boy, Frank Ocean. The OFWGKTA cohort released the mixtape on his Tumblr page earlier this year in defiance of the record label who had lost its faith in him. The tape was a smashing success with both critics and fans, and now Ocean’s latest list of studio-fellows (Beyonce, Nas, Pharrell, Kanye West, Jay-Z) reads like a Who’s Who in contemporary hip-hop. This should sound familiar — R&B and sad-sack rap powerhouse Drake semi-independent career followed a similar trajectory.

With the commercial release of the ‘tape drawling closer, Frank Ocean has released a drugged-out video for Nostalgia, ULTRA.‘s first single (and also one of the best tracks), “Novacane.” If you were wondering what made Frank Ocean so Odd Future, this video should clear things up.

Frank Ocean – “Novacane”


What did you think?
 55  19  5  3
DAngelo Black Messiah
Favorite Albums

Fifteen years after Voodoo, better than ever.

charli-xcx-sucker-608x608
Reviews

Charlotte Aitchison’s second LP is a warhead, a sonic sour bomb that conceals sneering attitude and caustic kiss-offs beneath an initially shimmering pop sheen.

King Kendrick Lamar
Videos

From his still-unannounced new album, featuring Thundercat, Bilal and production from Astronote.

pond
Music

Our next sample from Man, It Feels Like Space Again.

charlixcx-letterman-rostam
Videos

With help from Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij and an amazing piano.

Neilson Barnard/Getty Images
Music

These guys would probably get along if they ever met.

futurebrown-vernaculo
Music

Another track from Future Brown’s upcoming self-titled record.

laura marling
Music

Hear the title track from Laura’s upcoming album.

st vincent birth in reverse
Videos

Annie Clark continues to prove she’s an alien goddess.