I'm a hoarder of pretty epic proportions when it comes to digital artifacts of music I dig. One of my favorite artists is Frank Ocean, the enigmatic R&B superpower whose fans have experienced both droughts and floods of new music during his short—yet impressive career as a recording artist.
The following is a complete list of things you should have in your collection if you are a Frank Ocean super-fan. Releases will be listed in categories with sub-headings in chronological order to the year where possible.
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- Studio Albums
- Visual Albums
- Videos / TV
- blonded RADIO clips
- Additional Media
- Fake Ocean
- Covers, Related, Etc.
The two studio records of Frank Ocean are Channel Orange and Blonde.
2012 - Channel Orange - Def Jam
- Thinkin Bout You
- Sierra Leone
- Sweet Life
- Not Just Money
- Super Rich Kids (Feat. Earl Sweatshirt)
- Pilot Jones
- Crack Rock
- White (Feat. John Mayer)
- Bad Religion
- Pink Matter (Feat. André 3000)
- Forrest Gump
- Golden Girl (Feat. Tyler The Creator) [Bonus Track]
- [Digital Booklet]
2016 - Blonde - Boys Don't Cry
- Pink + White
- Be Yourself
- Skyline To
- Self Control
- Good Guy
- Solo (Reprise)
- Pretty Sweet
- Facebook Story
- Close To You
- White Ferrari
- Futura Free
2016 - Endless - Def Jam
- Device Control
- (At Your Best) You Are Love
- Ambience 001: In A Certain Way
- Comme des Garçons
- Ambience 002: Honeybaby
- In Here Somewhere
- Slide On Me
- Deathwish (ASR)
- Rushes To
- Mitsubishi Sony
- Device Control (Reprise)
- Heartbreak + Jet Lag
- Summer Remains
- I Need It
- Good Decoration
- Back (To You)
- Best Seller
- Theme Music (Snippet)
- Let Me (Feat. Kyle Christopher)
- Back To You (Feat. Nikki Flores)
- Light Show
- Trouble (Snippet)
- Pyrite (Fool's Gold)
- U Got It
- 4 Tears
- Bend Ya (Feat. Frank Ocean & Kendrick Lamar) by Mann
- Scared of Beautiful (Demo)
- Acura Integurl
- Thinking About You (OG)
- Cameras (Snippet)
- Blue Whale
- Whip Appeal
- Hero (Frank Ocean, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, and Diplo)
- Thinking About You (Remix Feat. Twista)
- Without You (Feat. Frank Ocean) by Stacy Barthe
- Golden Girl (Feat. Tyler, The Creator)
- Pink Matter (Remix Feat. André 3000 & Big Boi)
- Eyes Like Sky
- Thinking About You (SBTRKT Edit)
- Whip Appeal (SBTRKT Edit)
- Lovely Day (Feat. Lonny Breaux) by Mann
- You Are Luhh
2011 - The Lonny Breaux Collection (unofficial)
- Acura Integurl
- Bedtime Story
- Blasted (Prod. Midi Mafia)
- Bricks And Steel (Prod. Underdogs)
- Broken Pieces (Prod Clyde & Harry)
- Can't Be The Last Time (Prod Gil & Vince)
- Day Away (Prod. Brian Kennedy)
- Denim (Prod. Brian Kennedy)
- Done (Prod. Brian Kennedy)
- Dying for Your Love feat Lonny Breaux
- Flight (Prod By JR Hutson)
- Focus (Prod Soundz)
- Follow (Prod Underdogs)
- Go Up (Prod JR Hutson)
- Got The Keys (Prod Midi Mafia)
- Greedy Love (Prod Midi Mafia)
- Hardest Thing (Prod Midi Mafia)
- Holly Baby
- I Need Love (Prod The Cartel)
- If Im In Love (Prod Midi Mafia)
- JOB (Prod Syience)
- James Fauntleroy - Dying for Your Love ft Lonny Breaux (The Cartel)
- Kamikaze (Prod Underdogs)
- Know Better (Prod Brian Kennedy)
- Lights (Prod Midi Mafia)
- Lonny (New Mix)
- Lost Angel (No 2nd Verse)
- Lost Angel (Prod Brian Kennedy)
- Love On My Piano
- Miss You So (Prod by Midi Mafia)
- No Bonnie (Prod Midi Mafia)
- No Love
- Non-Stop (Prod JR Rotem)
- Ohh In Love (Prod Midi Mafia)
- Old Terror (Prod Midi Mafia)
- One Look (Prod Midi Mafia)
- Open Air
- Overload (Prod Midi Mafia)
- Private Show (Prod JR Rotem)
- Quickly (Prod Midi Mafia)
- Read The Stars (Prod Midi Mafia)
- Real (Prod Underdogs)
- Rewind That
- Richest Man In The Room (Prod Midi Mafia)
- Rocket Love (Prod by Midi Mafia)
- Scared Of Beautiful (Prod Midi Mafia)
- She Wont Say Hello (Prod Underdogs)
- Simply (Prod by Midi Mafia)
- So Comfortable Feat Lonny Breaux (Prod Underdogs)
- So Fresh
- Standing Still (Prod Midi Mafia)
- Stay If You Go (Prod Brian Kennedy)
- Sucka For Love (Prod Mansur)
- Sucker For Love
- Surprise Ending feat Lonny Breaux
- Taste (Prod Midi Mafia)
- The City (Prod Tim & Bob)
- Time Machine (Prod Midi Mafia)
- Together (Prod Brian Kennedy)
- Truce (Prod by The Runners)
- Wake Up (Prod Underdogs)
- When Im Done (Prod Midi Mafia)
2011 - Nostalgia, Ultra
- Street Fighter
- Strawberry Swing
- We All Try
- Bitches Talkin' (Metal Gear Solid)
- Songs 4 Women
- There Will Be Tears
- Swim Good
- American Wedding (featuring James Fauntleroy)
- Soul Caliber
- Nature Feels
Single Releases and Features
Frank's stand-alone tracks and featured credits, listed by year.
Unplaced, but definitely prior to 2013. Most of them at the very least popped up online from 2010-2013. Who knows. Anyway, these are all available on undocumented, RARE.
- "Heartbreak + Jet Lag"
- "Summer Remains"
- "Theme Music" (Snippet)
- "I Need It"
- "Good Decoration"
- "Back" / "Back To You" (Feat. Nikki Flores)
- "Best Seller"
- "Let Me" (Feat. Kyle Christopher)
- "Light Show"
- "Trouble" (Snippet)
- "Acura Integurl"
- "Swim Good"
- "Pyrite (Fool's Gold)
- "U Got It"
- "4 Tears"
- "Scared Of Beautiful"
- "Thinking About You (Original)"
- "Disillusioned" (Live)
- "Brave" (Live) [Seigfreid]
- "Feel California" (Live)
- "Fake Plastic Trees" (Live Radiohead Cover)
- "All Good" (Live) [IVY]
- "Blue Whale"
- "Whip Appeal"
- "Golden Girl" (Feat. Tyler The Creator)
- "Camera (Snippet)"
- "Forrest Gump (Instrumental)"
- "Eyes Like Sky"
- "Pink Matter" (Remix Feat. André 3000 & Big Boi)
- "Pyramids" (Video Edit)
- "You Are Luhh"
- "Nikes" (Feat. KOHH)
- "Chanel" (Remix Feat. A$AP Rocky)
- "Biking" (Feat. JAY-Z & Tyler The Creator)
- "Biking" (Alternate Tyler The Creator bridge)
- "Biking (Solo)
- "Lens V2" (Feat. Travis Scott)
- "Slide On Me (Feat. Young Thug) 🍬
- "Provider" 🍬
- "Rolls Royce Bitch" (2 Chainz remix) 🍬
4 versions of Provider were played on a loop during episode 007 of blonded. ↩
- "Get My Gun" by Bishop Lamont, The Shawshank Redemption / Angola 3
- "Gotta' Be" by Kent M$ney, Becoming
- "SteamRoller" by Domo Genesis (Feat. Hodgy Beats), Rolling Papers
- "Hell" by MellowHype, BlackenedWhite
- "Rico" by MellowHype, BlackenedWhite
- "She" by Tyler The Creator, Goblin
- "Fish" by Tyer The Creator (Feat. Syd tha Kid), Goblin
- "Window" by Tyler The Creator (Feat. Domo Genesis, Hodgy Beats, and Mike G), Goblin
- "No Church in the Wild" by Jay Z and Kanye West, Watch the Throne
- "Made in America" by Jay Z and Kanye West, Watch the Throne
- "Lovely Day" by MANN, West LA Diaries Vol. 3: Birthday Philosophy
- "Without You" by Stacy Barthe, Single
- "Analog 2" by Odd Future, The OF Tape Vol. 2
- "Snow White" by Odd Future, The OF Tape Vol. 2
- "White" by Odd Future, The OF Tape Vol. 2
- "Oldie" by Odd Future, The OF Tape Vol. 2
- "Bend Ya" by MANN (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)
- "Astro" by MellowHype, Numbers
- "Oceans" by Jay Z, Magna Carta Holy Grail
- "Slater" by Tyler The Creator, Wolf
- "48" by Tyler The Creator, Wolf
- "PartyIsntOver / Campfire / Bimmer" by Tyler The Creator, Wolf
- "Sunday" by Earl Sweatshirt, Doris
- "Hoarse" by Earl Sweatshirt, Doris
- "Wildfire" by John Mayer, Paradise Valley
- "Superpower" by Beyoncé, BEYONCÉ
- "New Slaves" by Kanye West, Yeezus
- "Hero" by Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, Diplo, and Frank Ocean, Converse's Three Artists, One Song
- "Frank's Track" by Kanye West, The Life Of Pablo
- "Slide" by Calvin Harris (Feat. Migos), Funk Wav Bounces Vol. I
- "Slide (Lost Version)" by Calvin Harris (Feat. Migos)
- "RAF V1" by A$AP Rocky (Feat. Lil Uzi Vert & Quavo)
- "RAF V2" by A$AP Rocky (Feat. Lil Uzi Vert & Quavo)
- "911/Mr. Lonely" by Tyler, The Creator, Who Dat Boy / 911 - Single
- "Caught Their Eyes" by Jay-Z, 4:44
Music Videos / TV Appearances
- Bad Religion (Jimmy Fallon 2012)
- Thinkin Bout You (MTV VMAs 2012)
- Thinkin Bout You (SNL 2012)
- Pyramids (SNL 2012)
- Frank's Grammy speech (2013)
- Grammy performance (2013)
- Grammy rehearsal (2013)
- IceJJFish Pt. 1 (Loiter Squad, 2014)
- IceJJFish Pt. 2 (Loiter Squad, 2014)
See additional videos featuring Frank and his music in the Additional Media section below.
blonded RADIO clips
A Beats1 exclusive program with selections by the man himself with hosts Vegyn, Roof Access, & Federico Aliprandi.
The show generally coincides with the debut of a new song by or featuring Frank. These include:
- 001 - "Slide" by Calvin Harris (Feat. Frank Ocean & Migos)
- 002 - "Chanel"
- 003 - "Biking (Feat. Jay Z & Tyler, The Creator)"
- 004 - "Lens"
- 004 - "Lens V2 (Feat. Travis Scott)"
- 005 - "Slide On Me (Feat. Young Thug)"
- 006 - "Biking (Solo)"
- 006 - "RAF V1" by A$AP Rocky (Feat. Lil Uzi Vert & Quavo)
- 006 - "RAF V2" by A$AP Rocky (Feat. Lil Uzi Vert & Quavo)
- 007 - "Provider"
- 007 - "Rolls Royce Bitch" (2 Chainz remix)
There are occasionally skits and instrumental clips interspersed between tracks. These are the ones I've accumulated.
- Blonded Theme
- Ambience 003
- Jay Z Interview
- Alternate Version of Tyler's Bridge for "Biking"
- Only You (Frank Ocean Live Remix) by Steve Monite
The full show can be listened to any time on Apple Music. If you're not an Apple Music subscriber, perhaps /u/Aurelius0's fine work would suit you.
Endless, Channel Orange, etc.
Endless Stream on BoysDontCry.co
In the 4 days leading up to Endless' premiere in full on Apple Music, loops of instrumental music played for 24 hours straight. These were ripped by /r/FrankOcean user /u/Syred with additional metadata added. Download the entire pack here.
- Day 1 — 8 Tracks
- Day 2 — 19 Tracks
- Day 3 — 22 Tracks
- Day 4 — 23 Tracks
Get some background on the livestreaming event here.
Frank Ocean is a known recluse, straying from the public eye for the majority of his career as a performing artist. Below links to interviews & leaks that surfaced.
- March 18th, 2011: Complex: Who is Frank Ocean?
- April 11th, 2011: Passion Of The Weiss with Frank Ocean
- August 16th, 2011: Fader Interview
- November 22nd, 2011: The Quietus Interview
- February 10th, 2012: Wax Poetics, The Frank Ocean Interview
- July 16th, 2012: RESPECT Interview
- December 13, 2012: GQ Man of the Year
- February 7th, 2013: New York Times
- March 6th, 2013: Fashionista, Paris Fashion Week
- September 11th, 2013: Oyster Magazine Interview
- November 15th, 2016: Frank Ocean Is Finally Free, Mystery Intact
- May 17th, 2011: LA Leakers w/ Tyler Part 1
- May 17th, 2011: LA Leakers w/ Tyler Part 2
- November 20th, 2011: GQ "Men of the Year" Party
- November 28th, 2011: GQ’S Rookie of the Year
- November 13th, 2012: GQ Red Carpet ‘12
- January 10th, 2012: BBC Sound of 2012
- January 10th, 2012: BBC Sound of 2012 (Condensed)
- November 17th, 2012: TIME 100
- February 10th, 2013: 55th Annual Grammy Awards Pre-Show
- February 10th, 2013: 55th Annual Grammy Awards Pre-Show (2)
- February 20th, 2013: Post Brit Awards
- May 4th, 2014: 2014 Met Gala
- October 19th, 2016: White House State Dinner
- February 13th, 2017: Blonde Interview (video, transcript via /u/robepenny)
- September 21st, 2011: Angie Martinez
- November 14th, 2011: Zane Lowe Interview
- March 19th, 2012: i-D Magazine Interview
- February 19th, 2013: Zane Lowe Interview
- July 12th, 2013: Zane Lowe Interview
You'd probably also dig mayday's YouTube channel. It's fully of well produced videos documenting various aspects of Frank's career.
Unreleased, Unheard, and Quite Possibly Unrecorded
- "Easy" (BDC Issue 1, p.185)
- Pure Imagination
- "Jealous Guy" (John Lennon cover)
- "No Such Thing As White Jesus" (Nas prod. Hit Boy)
- "Untitled #2"
- His novel
- Story behind Frank's possible book-in-progress.
- "White Ferrari (Feat. Playboi Carti)"
- Tweet confirming the cutting room collab.
- Versace Freestyle
- Booty Club (Malay)
Boys Don't Cry Extras, Videos, Etc.
- Fan-made concert video from FYF 2017
- Frank Ocean in #mycalvins
- Frank Ocean in The Hero's Journey
- Tom Sachs explains #Endless stairway
- Tom Sachs Desconstructs Frank Ocean's Stage Set
- BDC Interview Promo (h/t /u/Resistance225)
- BDC Ysham Haircut Promo (h/t /u/Resistance225)
- Boys Don't Cry magazine scans (h/t /u/sstelar)
- Boys Don't Cry magazine teaser leaks.
- Boys Don't Cry Pop Up Shop Chicago video
- All BDC covers in hi res
- Rolling Stone visits NYC Pop Up Shop.
- VHS footage of the BDC Pop Up Shop in LA
- An interview with the designers of Boys Don't Cry.
- The TUSH Session for PRINT Magazine (Frank's photography feat. Ysham Jackson)
- Frank freestyling with OFWGKTA
- Ciara & Lonny Breaux on UStream (circa 2010)
- Frank at Auntie Fee's place
- Futura Free/Blonde font (h/t /u/Eneyek)
- Boys Don't Cry font (h/t gibsonton)
Covers, Related, Etc.
The following is a growing list of notable covers, tributes, and songs pertaining in some way to Frank's discography.
- James Fauntleroy - "Fertalizer" (source)
- Blond Piano - Piano Tribute To Frank Ocean (Apple Music, Spotify)
- Frank Ocean - Anime Blonde Tribute
- DJ Slim K - Purple Blonde (chopped and screwed at Live Mixtapes)
- JoJo's unique take on Frank Ocean and fan entitlement
- Afghan Whigs - "Lovecrimes" (source)
- Alessia Cara - "Super Rich Kids" (source)
- Alessia Cara - "Ivy" (source)
- Alessia Cara - "Swim Good" (source)
- Anna Sol - "Swim Good" (source, LIVE)
- Ariana Grande - "Sweet Life" (source)
- Ariana Grande - "Pink + White" (source)
- Ariana Grande - "Thinking About You" (source)
- Car Seat Headrest - "Ivy" (source)
- Disciples - "Slide" (source)
- Dikembe - "Thinking About You" (source)
- Ed Sheeran - "Swim Good" (source)
- James Blake - "Godspeed" (source)
- Jonas Brothers - "Thinking About You" (source)
- Justin Bieber & Jaden Smith - "Thinking About You" (source)
- Khalid - "Lost" (source, source 2)
- Khalid - "Lovecrimes" (source)
- Major Lazer - "Lost (Feat. MØ)" (source)
- Rita Ora - "Swim Good" (source)
- Stormzy - "Godspeed" (source)
- Tori Kelly - "Thinking About You" (source, source 2)
Songs You'll Find on YouTube & Soundcloud That I'm Almost Positive Are Not By Frank Ocean
Go with your gut on these.
- "Fire Storm" (source)
- "Anywhere" (source)
- "Thin Line" (source)
- "So Endless" (source)
- "Sorry (written for Ciara)" (source)
- "I Miss That Life" (source)
- "Girlfriend's Best Friend" (source, unpitched)
- "So Proud" OR "Cinderella Feat. Damienn Jones" (source)
- "Designer Denim" (source)
- "Marylin Monroe" (source)
- "Cold War" (source)
- "So Passe" (source)
- "Gemini Butterfly" (source)
- "Niagra Falls" (source)
- "Influence" (source)
This archive is the result of years of searching, researching, re-researching, and collecting the links and tracks that make up Frank Ocean's musical history. If you have anything that's not included on this list, please reach out to me. I'd love to hear it.
Special thanks to the users of KanyeToThe.com and reddit.com/r/FrankOcean for all of your sleuthing as well. I did my best to credit some of you above, but I appreciate every single person that contributes to the preservation of Frank's extended catalogue and related media.
For more of my writing on Frank Ocean, check out this look back at the four years prior to Endless and Blonde. In this, I go into what we expected, what we got, and what's still lingering in the ether.