Monday, September 24, 2012

Frank Ocean - Blue Whale

Frank just dropped a mysterious track out of the blue, and it's huge. Frank puts his majestic voice on the back burner and drops a few relaxed syncopated bars. Even though he's flipped his delivery a bit, his lyrics still contain his signature tounge'n cheek contradictions ("I'm kidd'n but I'm ballin, I'm playin but I'm serious") and his painted metaphors ("My passports buried and my hometown flooded with just a little bit of water but my shoes still muddy.") This seems to be Franks version of taking a break and relaxing and yet it's better than a whole heap of dedicated rappers out there.