This is how much the world has changed #SinceChannelOrange

Portia King

 // Aug 5, 2016

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.

Frank Ocean's "Boys Don't Cry" Album: A Definitive Timeline

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.

derrick rose

2014: 106 & Park went off-air after 14 years.

Real Talk | "106 & Park" The Final Act
"I'm part of the era that really tuned into this show when it was peaking" - Wale

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.

Today in Music | Supreme Court, Gay Marriage Legalized, and Obama Speaks

2015: Odd Future broke up.

2015: Drake slaughtered Meek Mill with a PowerPoint presentation.

2015: Raven-Symoné’s and Stacey Dash’s “black cards” were revoked.

2016: Kobe Bryant retired.

Insider Access | Farewell Kobe Bryant

2016: Gucci Mane was released from jail.

Concert Series | Gucci Mane & Friends
REVOLT Presents

And music and culture lost a few of the greats:

Whitney Houston & Bobbi Kristina

REVOLT Remembers | Whitney Houston
"It makes me feel, and the thing that's most important is that it makes other people feel."


Muhammad Ali

Insider Access | On the scene in Louisville For Muhammad Ali's services

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!

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