July 05, 2012


I didn't know who Frank Ocean was until he came out. But if this is any indication, he sounds like a jerk. From wiki:

"Ocean used the entire melody and chords of The Eagles' song "Hotel California", without permission, on his own song, “American Wedding.” When asked about it, Ocean stated that Eagles band member "Don Henley is apparently intimidated by my rendition of 'Hotel California'. He threatened to sue if I perform it again." In response to Ocean's comments, The Eagles released a statement: “Frank Ocean did not merely 'sample' a portion of the Eagles’ 'Hotel California,' he took the whole master track, plus the song’s existing melody, and replaced the lyrics with his own. This is not creative, let alone 'intimidating.' It’s illegal." For the record, Don Henley has not threatened or instituted any legal action against Frank Ocean, although the Eagles are now considering whether they should.”[33] In early 2012, a suit was filed against Frank Ocean for the use of Hotel California."


And here's an interesting fb status by a black friend Xavier Smith:

Chris Brown can beat the shit out of Rihanna and have it excused--with Queen Latifah coming to his defense, no less--but Frank Ocean loving another man is unconscionable. I laugh! Black America is fucked in the head, generally speaking. (And no, you're not racist for agreeing.)