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Christopher Breaux (born October 29, 1987), better known by his stage name Frank Ocean, is an American singer-songwriter from New Orleans, Louisiana. Evidently, Ocean was hit with Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and was evacuated from the University of New Orleans. Discouraged by the damage the storm had left behind, Ocean traveled to Los Angeles to pursue a music career and has remained there since. At the end of 2009, Ocean joined Los Angeles based rap-collective group OFWGKTA (Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All), who he met through mutual friends. Also, at the end of 2009, he met Tricky Stewart of Def Jam Recordings, who helped Ocean sign a contract with the label as an artist. However, Ocean was initially unable to build a relationship with the company and wasn't able to release anything under the labels name upon Ocean's signing. In 2010, he changed his name from Christopher Breaux to Christopher Francis Ocean via a legal website. Since late 2010, Ocean has written songs for Justin Bieber, John Legend, Brandy, Beyonce Knowles, Nas and Pharrell Williams. On February 18, 2011, Ocean released his first mixtape, "nostalgia,ULTRA," to critical acclaim. In an April 2011 interview, Ocean intimated that his relationship with Def Jam has strengthened since the release of his mixtape. On May 19, 2011 Def Jam announced its plans to re-release "nostalgia,ULTRA" as an EP titled "nostalgia,LITE" The single "Novacane" was released to iTunes on May 31, 2011, and the release date for the Def Jam Recorded EP has yet to be determined. Currently, moreover, Ocean has recorded two songs for The Throne's (Jay-Z & Kanye West) collaboration album, "Watch The Throne" due out in stores August 8th, 2011.
Hot 97 Interview w/ Angie Martinez
"The Lonny Breaux Collection" (Unofficial Reference Mixtape) (2010) *60+ Tracks [Download]
"nostalgia, ultra" (2010)
"channel, ORANGE" (2012)
"The Frank Ocean Collection" (2012) [Download]