Frank Ocean’s Tumblr post revealing his bisexuality came as a surprise to nearly everyone. Never in the history of Hip-Hop and R&B has a male artist come out so forthrightly about his sexuality.
Frank Ocean, praised for his penetrating lyrics and melodic voice, opened up about the summer he fell in love with another man. In the post, Ocean recognized his first love (which later turned into his first heartbreak) as the stimulus for his songwriting, which has captivated his urban audience in an uncanny way.
But Ocean’s gay love chronicle did more than allow him to translate his most inner thoughts and feelings into heartfelt music. Now, with his heroic revelation, Frank Ocean has broken barriers in urban music, ripping open the industry’s own closet of silence.