Every day, since 2012, there’s been a faithful fan talking to a friend, a co-worker or a parent, posting a tweet or composing an article, posing the same question: “Where is Frank Ocean and will he please take my money so I can hear this album?!” Since the release of his epic, and as some would put it “life-changing” album Channel Orange, Ocean has yet to share any new music with the world.
However, the wait may be over! Rumors have surfaced that the “Thinking About You” singer is preparing to release his sophomore project on Friday, titled Boys Don’t Cry.
In celebration of what could possibly be the biggest news of 2016, we’d like to take the time to highlight a few events that have transpired over the past four years #SinceChannelOrange was released:
2012–2016: President Obama served another term.
2013 and 2016: Beyoncé dropped two albums.
2013: The Black Lives Matter movement started.
2014: 106 & Park went off-air after 14 years.
2014: Kanye West got married and had two children.
2014: D'Angelo returned with his hot album, Black Messiah.
2015: Same-sex marriage was legalized.
2015: Odd Future broke up.
2015: Drake slaughtered Meek Mill with a PowerPoint presentation.
2016: Kobe Bryant retired.
2016: Gucci Mane was released from jail.
And music and culture lost a few of the greats:
Whitney Houston & Bobbi Kristina
The list could go on and on. However, the only hope is that Ocean will be among the next list of current event contributors. Please!