It’s been quite a big season in Frank Ocean’s career. With six Grammy nominations this year in some of the biggest categories, he has also been proclaimed the self-made prince of pop by New York Times Magazine, where he also graces the cover.
With all the success, between writing for some of the largest names in the industry to releasing his debut album, Channel Orange to much acclaim, it’s no surprise that he’s garnered so much praise and has been recognized for, what seems to be a fast rise to fame, even with his highly publicized “coming out.”
Not only did Ocean talk about the music and his experiences in the industry, but he also gives some insight into his apprehensiveness about opening up in interviews.
Here’s what I think about music and journalism: The most important thing is to just press play.” He followed that with, “All in all, I just don’t trust journalists — and I don’t think it’s a good practice for me to trust journalists. [FULL STORY]
After the Grammy Awards, which air live this Sunday from Los Angeles at the Staples Center, Frank says he will travel to Shanghai and record his next album “in remote locations for the next two years.” He also says that he is writing a fictional book. So it seems that after the success, Ocean has plenty on his plate and is taking it all stride.