i like to think frank ocean is like the r&b singer we wished for and didn’t realize we needed him. i want kanye west to sign him. i think he would be a beautiful addition to his g.o.o.d roster, already bolstered by names like john legend and big sean, frank ocean got passed over by def jam and should join a legendary producer like kanye west. with his mixtape, nostalgia/ultra, frank croons his way through love, sex and heartbreak. he samples mgmt on ‘nature feels’, eyes wide shut on lovecrimes, coldplay on strawberry swing, the eagles on american wedding and he does all of it beautifully. on watch the throne, my rap album of the year, he provides the hook for no church in the wild, the opener and the hook for made in america. frank ocean is my new favorite r&b singer. and he does it because he is gifted with a beautiful set of pipes.