Here’s something a lot of people don’t realize about Frank…
He is in extremely high demand.
His manager’s phone must be ringing 24/7 asking for a frank feature, or a frank hook. His emails must be flooding with $$$ offers just for a Frank feat.
But what does frank do? He stays lowkey, only does feats for a few big names, keeps his voice exclusive, makes the fans crave new material.
Some upcomers like Kendrick have been doing the opposite, they hop on every hook they see and do verses left & right while their relevancy is still strong. Nothing wrong with that tho.
Imagine all the checks Frank turned down just for us to miss his voice, just so the fans don’t get sick of hearing him on every hit song this year. You know he coulda done it with ease if he wanted to.
Frank Ocean | Wise Man (Live, London Brixton Academy)
I uploaded this a while ago but forgot to share here. This is one of those times when time stood completely still. To describe something so beautiful is hard to do but I hope this video, despite its limitations, gives you some idea about the feel this performance gives.