Brown “borrowed” Ocean’s “Stoic Panther” look for a recent Essence photo shoot. Ocean was mad that Brown DARED QUESTION HIS TRENDSETTING FOR THE WAY HE FOLDS HIS BANDANNA. Rihanna. It was filmed as part of a sequel to Stomp the Yard. Chris Brown parked in the wrong parking spot at the wrong time.
Jonah Bromwich once confessed to chopping down an orange tree. Everyone really wants Channel Orange to be a great album and that includes me. I’m a sucker for stories just like everyone else. I like the way that Frank Ocean opened up about his sexuality, I like the way it’s been received and I like […]
Slava P is just saying that this album has a John Mayer guest spot. Start Playstation noises. All “classic” albums begin with a short intro. Thinking About You Same vocals, third mix. Callow, endearing lyrics. But over-produced. Fertilizer Flipping through channels, a commercial for shit. Or, a love song. Or both. Sierra Leone Sleepy and […]
Jonah Bromwich’s favorite Pharaoh was Monch. Frank Ocean seems to have taken advantage of his Kanye/Jay affiliation to hype his upcoming album with the single “Pyramids,” which I’m sure has resulted in the spontaneous combustion of several Illuminati conspiracy theorist brains. “Pyramids” is more Shakespearean than it is Bavarian, a kind of mash-up of Othello […]
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Yesterday, the LA Times ran my profile of Odd Future. No need to rehash the nature of the divide between print and online. Obviously, there are spatial constraints, style guidelines, and obligations to explain “swag” to a Sunday newspaper audience. Also, writing a story about Odd Future without cursing is like eating a pork chop […]
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