Frank Ocean of Odd Future is making himself a household name these days. Although he is a new artist, he was 1 of 3 artists chosen have a feature! TWICE!! He went from having a twitter beef with Chris Brown…to writing and producing for some of the biggest names in hip hop (including himself), It’s about time he sets up his own throne, don’t you agree?
The New Orleans native moved to Cali after Hurricane Katrina devastated the South. Frank Ocean is 1/11 of Odd Future, but he’s one of the most recognized. The “Novacane” singer revealed some tidbits about himself in the new Fall Fashion issue of FADER:
When he was nine, Frank Ocean’s godfather subscribed him to Robb Report, a magazine for the ultra-rich. Less interested in fiduciary smarts, it’s a catalog of conspicuous consumption, highlighting tropical vacations, invaluable antiques and, as Ocean came to know, really expensive cars. Though he comes from a middle class family, he obsessively read the magazine’s classified ads, fixating on exorbitantly priced used Bentleys and Maybachs. “I would just fall in love with all their cars. That was the start.” Ocean, who was born Christopher Breaux (and goes by Lonny to friends), downscaled his material desires, and when he was 13, began going door-to-door, detailing cars for cash. “I would bring all my supplies. Literally, it was like a movie! I had a wagon, those long red wagons, like a Radio Flyer-type wagon, and I used to buy my own soaps.”
DOPE! Humble beginnings are always good to read about, aren’t they?
And speaking of Odd Future, the group is set to release their first book Golf Wang. It drops November 15th!.