Frank Ocean “The Lonny Breaux Collection” Mixtape Download & Stream
Exclusive Frank Ocean Mixtape compilation of 64 songs previously unheard when he went by the name Lonny Breaux. Production Features include Midi Mafia, Underdogs, Clyde & Harry, J.R Hutson, Brian Kennedy and more.
Christopher Francis Ocean (born Christopher Breaux; October 28, 1987) in Long Beach, California, better known by his stage name Frank Ocean, is an American singer-songwriter from New Orleans, Louisiana. He grew up around its local jazz scene and listened to his mother’s CDs on her car stereo, including albums by Celine Dion, Anita Baker, and The Phantom of the Opera soundtrack. As a teenager, he did neighborhood chores and saved up money to rent studio time. As he recalled, “Oh man I had numerous hustles [...] Washing cars was one of them, and mowing lawns and walking dogs.” He enrolled in the University of New Orleans and moved into its dormitory in 2005. Ocean‘s early career was as a ghostwriter for artists such as Brandy, Justin Bieber, and John Legend. In 2010, he became a member of alternative hip hop group OFWGKTA, and his debut mixtape, Nostalgia, Ultra, was released the following year to critical acclaim. The singles “Novacane” and “Swim Good” both achieved chart success. The mixtape gained the interest of recording artists such as Kanye West, Beyoncé Knowles and Jay-Z, and he consequently appeared on West and Jay-Z‘s Watch the Throne album.
In 2012, Ocean finished second place in the BBC‘s Sound of 2012 poll, and appeared at Coachella and Lollapalooza festivals at the conclusion of his 2012 Summer Tour. His debut studio album, Channel Orange, was released in July 2012, promoted with three charting singles: “Thinkin Bout You“, “Pyramids“, and “Sweet Life“. Ocean wrote an open letter, intended for the liner notes on Channel Orange, that would preemptively address speculation about his same-sex attraction; he instead blogged it on Tumblr. Ocean became one of the first major African-American music artists to announce that he had fallen in love with someone of the same sex, notable because the music scene is known for homophobia.
Ocean‘s music has been characterized by music writers as idiosyncratic in style. Ocean generally plays the electronic keyboard, and is backed by a subdued rhythm section in the production. His compositions are often midtempo, feature unconventional melodies, and they occasionally have an experimental song structure. In his songwriting, Jon Pareles of The New York Times observes “open echoes of self-guided, innovative R&B songwriters like Prince, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Maxwell, Erykah Badu and particularly R. Kelly and his way of writing melodies that hover between speech and song, asymmetrical and syncopated”. While nostalgia, ULTRA featured both original music by Ocean and tracks relying on sampled melodies, channel ORANGE showcased Ocean as the primary musical composer.
Ocean‘s lyrics deal with themes of love, longing, misgiving, and nostalgia. His debut single “Novacane” juxtaposes the numbness and artificiality of a sexual relationship to that of mainstream radio, while “Voodoo” merges themes of spirituality and sexuality, and is an eccentric take on such subject matter common in R&B. The latter song was released by Ocean on his Tumblr account and references both the traditional spiritual “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands” and the female anatomy in its chorus: “she’s got the whole wide world in her juicy fruit / he’s got the whole wide world in his pants / he wrapped the whole wide world in a wedding band / then put the whole wide world on her hands / she’s got the whole wide world in her hands / he’s got the whole wide world in his hands”. Certain songs on channel ORANGE allude to Ocean‘s experience with unrequited love.
Anyways, let’s get back on topic. If you’re like me and can’t get enough of Frank Ocean and his latest mixtape, then The Lonny Breaux Collection is a MUST DOWNLOAD for you. Lonny Breaux was the alias Frank used before he went by Frank Ocean, and the download below consists of 64 unreleased tracks pre-Nostalgia, Ultra. Follow @frank_ocean @Medievalbeatz
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