I never wanted to do mixtapes or EPs because I love music so much but I feel like when you give it out for free, it becomes disposable.
That’s why music is so disposable to this day as we speak.
The event was an intimate setting that included a performance from Leigh Bush followed by a Q&A.
It made the journey a little more difficult as far as rising back to the top but I believe wholeheartedly that if you’re great at what you do, you'll always be able to create other opportunities for yourself. As soon I graduated [high school], I knew college wasn’t in my near future. "You Should Be My Girl" came out and it was just the shock value of how much I had grown since [fans had] last seen me and I’m super happy that they embraced me back.
The story was not only beautifully written, but its affect has also showed how much the hip-hop community is changing.
Many people were in support of Ocean, seeing him for the artist that he is and not his sexual preference, and some saw it as a marketing ploy.
He believes that R&B is a dying genre that he wishes to be the one to bring it back.
LB also shut down rumors that he's dating reality TV star Shay Johnson.
That’s why when you drop an album in three months, in six months, they expect another one but I had to do mixtapes to stay sane. So in that process, I was just living life, I was in a couple relationships -- some were awesome, some were awful -- there was times when I was a great boyfriend, and there were times where I was weak and did terrible things. Last year, I decided to really open up and I released Given your evolution over the years and the experiences you’ve faced, how comfortable are you now with yourself and your sound? I think that even the support that I’ve received from the EP, which debuted in the Top 5 on i Tunes and is currently in the Top 10 on Apple Music -- proves that.