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New Music: Frank Ocean – Memrise

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Thanksgiving Day might be over, but the spirit of giving is still very much present. Just ask Frank Ocean.

Dropping off a new song to fans via his Tumblr, the singer-songwriter is giving a little tease for his anticipated sophomore album. Titled, “Memrise,” the short track finds Ocean taking us on a clouded trip to the moon and back.

Set to feature contributions from Hit-Boy, Rodney Jerkins, Happy Perez, Charlie Gambetta, and Kevin Ristro, Franks’s follow-up to 2012’s Channel Orange well hopefully be here next year.

Until then, take a listen to his random new loosie below:

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Frank Ocean Performs at 2014 Met Gala

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A who’s who of entertainment and fashion ascended upon the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC for the Costume Institute Gala on Monday. In front of a crowd of his peers, Frank Ocean performed for the celebrities and invited guests.

In a dapper black-and-white Givenchy tux, the crooner performed “Super Rich Kids” and his Django Unchained soundtrack outtake “Wise Man,” backed by an all-female orchestra.

“The performance was so amazing last night!” tweeted his mother Katonya, who he brought as his date. “The room, the orchestra, the VOICE! Amazing. Just amazing.”

Check out clips of Franks performance below:

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Beyoncé, Rihanna, Frank Ocean & More Rock the Carpet at the 2014 Met Gala

Dressing up in their absolute best, stars from every aspect of the industry showed up to the Met Gala 2014. Held on Monday night at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, everyone who was just about anyone was in attendance looking very dapper. 

Going with the dress code of “white tie,” this year’s event was inspired by British fashion designer Charles James – “America’s First Couturier”.

Taking a totally different lane of fashion than her choice at this year’s iHeartRadio Music Awards, Rihanna was glowingly amazing in her white two-piece Stella McCartney ensemble. Sporting Givenchy while “on the run” were powerhouse couple Beyoncé and Jay Z, while crooner Frank Ocean was dapper in a white tuxedo.

Solange, who opted to dress in color, was seen in a 3.1 Phillip Lim dress, and Janelle Monae looked stately in Tadashi Shoji.  

Take a look at some of the hottest looks on the red carpet below:

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Frank Ocean & Pharrell Attend TIME 100 Gala

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Musicians, politicians, athletes, and activists gathered under one roof to celebrate TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. While cover star Beyoncé was a no show, Pharrell Williams and Frank Ocean did attend the black-tie gala held at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City on Tuesday.

With his wife Helen Lasichanh by his side, Pharrell rocked jeans, a short blazer, adidas Stan Smiths, and a Mickey Mouse Band-Aid on his chain. He mingled with fellow honoree Carrie Underwood and had the crowd on its feet with his hits including “Happy” and “Get Lucky.”

Frank Ocean, who was honored by the magazine last year, took a break from recording his sophomore album and hit the red carpet in a suit and Vans sneakers, with his mother Katonya as his date.

See more photos from the star-studded evening below:

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ThisisRnB Presents: ’30 Years of Def Jam R&B’

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When it comes to hip hop, there’s perhaps no other label that can serve as the almanac of the culture like Def Jam Records. From its doors opening 30 years ago, to the thriving, sustaining business it is today, the label has served as the cornerstone of hip hop culture providing us with an abundance of acts including from it’s inaugural era in the ’80s, (LL Cool J, Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, Slick Rick) to the 90-00s golden era of hip hop (DMX, Jay Z, Foxy Brown, Ludacris, Scarface) to even it’s current era (Kanye West, Jeezy, Rick Ross, Nas, Big Sean). Def Jam continues to set the benchmark for the genre and their contributions have certainly made a noticeable dent in the framework of the culture over the last 30 years.

Alongside their thriving rock-hard raps, Def Jam Recordings is also recognized for their contributions to R&B music. From their first R&B release in 1986 with Oran “Juice” Jones, Def Jam has made their mark in R&B. Over the past three decades they’ve incorporated spin-off labels like Def Soul Recordings, created subsidiary imprints like OBR Records, merged with Island Records to create ‘Island Def Jam’ all the while introducing the world to acts like Ashanti, Ne-Yo, Musiq Soulchild, The-Dream, Frank Ocean, Rihanna and making them into superstars. Coinciding with the 30th anniversary of Def Jam Records, we are celebrating their R&B contributions by counting down the Top 30 Def Jam R&B Hits.

Get into the Def list below!

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New Music: Frank Ocean, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon & Diplo – Hero

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Converse brings together Frank Ocean and The Clash’s Mick Jones and Paul Simonon for the latest in their “Three Artists. One Song” music series. Produced by Diplo, the reggae-and-rock-tinged “Hero” was recorded in London, Hawaii, and Los Angeles, and features additional vocals from the West Los Angeles Children’s Choir.

“I don’t know how we could expect a Clash-Frank Ocean-Diplo song to sound, but this sounds like that,” Diplo told Billboard. “It just has all kinds of vibes on it. We really had no rules.”

Stream and download the song below:

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Frank Ocean Teams Up with Diplo & The Clash for New Song “Hero”

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Frank Ocean has been quietly working on his sophomore album, but in the meantime, he has teamed up with Diplo and a couple rock legends on a new collaboration.

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Frank Ocean Performs at Odd Future Carnival in L.A.

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It’s been a while since we’ve seen or heard from Frank Ocean. As we expect him to be hard at work on his much-anticipated sophomore album, the singer-songwriter joined his OFWGKTA brothers for the Odd Future Carnival in Los Angeles on Saturday.

Frank closed the show performing many of his fan favorites from his acclaimed mixtape ‘nostalgia ULTRA‘ and album ‘channel ORANGE,’ including; “Novacane,” “Thinking Bout U,” “Forrest Gump,” “Pyramids” and more.

Check out some footage from his set below:

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