Must-See Artists at Bonnaroo 2014
(Getty)There are plenty of great bands and artists that will take the stage when Bonnaroo 2014 goes down on the Tennessee farmland in June. If you're still struggling to figure out who in the festival's diverse lineup you want to catch — fear not. Below, enjoy our quick and easy guide to acts you definitely don't want to miss. Lauryn HillA stint in jail last Spring for tax evasion isn't stopping the singer from performing classics from the now 15-year-old Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Let's...Read Full Story
Frank Ocean Admits He Used to Sell a Whole Mess of Drugs
(Getty Images)Singer-songwriter Frank Ocean has something in common with Tim Allen: They both used to sell a lot of cocaine.Ocean copped to his drug dealer past in his cover interview with Oyster magazine, confessing that he was not a bully when he was in school because he was too busy doing other things."I was a thug," Ocean admitted. "I sold a lot of cocaine and crack." He wasn't joking either: He responded to the interviewer's incredulity with "All the time."Ocean isn't the first Grammy...Read Full Story
Frank Ocean and 4 Other Artists Who've Been Forced to Cancel Tours Over Vocal Problems
(Getty Images)Sad news for Frank Ocean fans down under: The "Pyramids" singer has just canceled all his upcoming Australian tour dates.Apparently all was not well at Ocean's Thursday night performance at Melbourne's Festival Hall."After last night's concert... it was necessary to seek medical advice due to vocal issues Frank Ocean experienced during the show," a promoter stated. "It has subsequently been confirmed that Frank has suffered a small tear to one of his vocal cords and has received...Read Full Story
Frank Ocean's 'Versace' Remix Lyrics Very Clearly Diss Chris Brown
(Getty Images)Earlier this month, R&B's critical darling Frank Ocean deleted his Twitter and Instagram accounts, presumably in a bid to maintain his air of mystery. But he's still updating his Tumblr, most recently with the lyrics to his "Versace" remix, which addresses both his decision to remove his 140-character thoughts from the Internet and his lack of respect for Chris Brown.(Tumblr)It's not hard to guess to whom Ocean refers in lines like "You could stay seated I'm taking that Grammy...Read Full Story
WATCH: Frank Ocean Debuted a Couple of New Songs Last Night
It's been a while since we've heard new music from smooth R&B singer Frank Ocean. Last we checked, he was jet-setting the world in a dreamy, Instagram-ed haze. But, finally, Ocean has an update. The singer debuted three new songs on Tuesday night during a performance in Munich. Ocean continued to make singing look effortless as he crooned his heart out in front of a projection screen that depicted a car moving through the desert. Hopefully, this means a Channel Orange follow-up is in the works.Read Full Story
Kim Kardashian Shares the Cover Art for Kanye's New Album, 'Yeezus'
(PacificCoastNews)Kanye West raised some eyebrows a few weeks back when reports emerged that he planned to call his next album I Am God, with some wondering if his ego had finally hit peak position. Though it later emerged that the leaked title belonged to a song, not an album, it does seem that West is game for religiously tinged self-aggrandization after all, as his new album is apparently titled YEEZUS.Kim Kardashian posted the new album's cover art to Instagram over the weekend, revealing...Read Full Story
Drake's OVOFest Lineup Includes Frank Ocean, James Blake, and Himself
Drake's 4th Annual OVOFest won't kick off in Toronto for about two and a half months, but tickets go on sale next week — and though the full lineup has yet to be announced, the headliners will probably be enough to entice most ticket buyers.Frank Ocean and James Blake are set to perform on August 4, while Drake himself will take the stage at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre on August 5. This is great promotional timing for the Canadian rapper, as his new album Nothing Was the Same is allegedly...Read Full Story
Is Riccardo Tisci Hinting That He and Frank Ocean Are Dating?
(Instagram)Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci posted a glut of intriguing behind-the-scenes photos from Monday's Costume Institute Gala to his Instagram account, but it wasn't the saucy snap of Madonna flicking her tongue between her fingers that got people talking — it was a picture of a simple bow tie laid out on an unmade bed with the caption, "Please don't go........"(Instagram)It could have been Tisci's own bow tie, for all we know, but the snaps the designer had shared earlier...Read Full Story
You'll Never Guess How Tyler, the Creator Knew Frank Ocean Was 'Gay'
(Getty Images)When Frank Ocean told the world that much of his debut album channel ORANGE was inspired by his first love, a man, there was at least one person in his camp who wasn't surprised: Odd Future's Tyler, the Creator.In a recent conversation with Rolling Stone (via Complex), Tyler responds to a question about when he knew Frank was "gay" with, "Yeah, I was one of the first people he told. I kinda knew, because he likes Pop Tarts without frosting on them, so I knew something was weird...Read Full Story
Frank Ocean Gets Sued for 'Channel Orange' Track
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(Photo: Getty Images)Biggie's hip-hop trope of "mo' money, mo' problems" exists for a reason, and it's something Frank Ocean is learning the hard way. Following his first Grammy win thanks to his breakthrough album Channel Orange, Ocean is being sued by Micha Otano, a producer who claims he did not receive proper credit for his contributions to the song "Lost."The suit alleges that Ocean's producer/co-writer Malay reneged on a verbal agreement and stole Otano's work, passing it off as his own...Read Full Story