The New Orleans native has been writing for artists like Justin Bieber, John Legend, and the great Beyonce in recent years, but is now getting a taste of fame in his own right through the release of his wildly popular Nostalgia, Ultra mixtape, which I shared with you a few weeks a go here at Uptown.
Now some how, material from the Frank Ocean vaults has been released in a 64 track compilation entitled The Lonny Breaux Collection (the name he previously performed under.) The project, according to Frank, is mostly made up of unfinished ideas and reference tracks that he never intended for the public to hear. Here’s what he had to say via his Tumblr:
alrite. alrite. let’s get this out in the open. the only songs that i, myself, frank ocean, have ever released are…’pyrite’, ‘acura integurl’ & of course the songs included on ‘nostalgia, ultra’. all other songs are on the internet as a result of record industry email hacks/leaks that happened some years back. several of these songs i had no hand in writing. i only laid reference vox on em because i was being paid. the rest are incomplete ideas, reference songs that were sent out for placement on other artists. records that were never intended to represent me. notwithstanding, i am a chill bro. as well as a sage/zen master in training. so im not angry or anything. i just had to let it at least be known. enjoy.
- Mixtapes Are Driving The New Wave Of R&B (theuptownlounge.com)