Frank Ocean has been winning throughout 2012 and it seems like he will continue to win in 2013. It's not just that he is an amazing singer-songwriter, but it's that he knows exactly what he wants and will not settle for less. His camp and others around him know this as well. The characteristic he has are common amongst some of the greats. Frank shared with the NY Times what motivates him, church and how to be successful in this game.
“I have no delusions about my likability, in every scenario,” he said. “I know that in order to get things done the way you want them, often times your position will be unpopular.”
Frank Ocean may not be into church now, but his roots definitely started in the church. “I never sang or played in church. I remember being kind of intimidated by the idea of it actually. Church was the ’hood Juilliard to me. All the coldest musicians came out of there.” “It was about the freedom and the mobility that having money would allow me,” he said.
“I don’t worry about where [the inspiration] will come from,” Frank said. “I think even with that cured, there’s still so much to pull from. I know people like to say that. You know, ‘It’s a gift and a curse.’ It’s not a gift. I don’t believe that. I believe it’s just pain. The gift would be the gift whether I went through it or not. We’d just be having a different conversation.”
Frank is young, but seems to be very insightful and understanding of what the industry is all about.
Can we say that Frank Ocean will be one of the greatest or does he still have a lot more to prove? Let's see how he does with his 6 Grammy nominations.
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