The inter-webs have be blowing a fuse not just because of the record breaking heat but also because of R&B artist Frank Ocean's reviling aspects of his personal life,
Four summers ago, I met somebody. I was 19 years old; he was too. We spent that summer, and the summer after, together. Everyday almost. And on the days we were together, time would glide. Most of the day I’d see him and his smile. I’d hear his conversation and his silence until it was time to sleep. Sleep I would often share with him. By the time I realized I was in love, it was malignant. It was hopeless. It was no escaping, no negotiating with the feelings. No choice. It was my first love. It changed my life.
This era of the 2000's has been and will be looked back on as a radical shift in American society. War came to America's front door on 911, a change from us dropping bombs like Pauly Shore in the 90's; to electing America's first president of color, POC snicker; Obamacre, if he gets reelected it will fully go into effect; and now to equality of rights and representation of people of diverse backgrounds in the media. If Obama's support of marriage equality didn't tip the boat over for African America's to talk openly about sexuality one a member of america's favorite pastime celebrity will. This is just another signpost of the discussions we should be happening in our communities. Weather or not Ocean's musical career takes a hit from this is still up the air, his latest album Channel Orange is seeing a release July 17th, but Ocean doesn't seem to mind,
"I don’t know what happens now, and that’s alright. I don’t have any secrets I need kept anymore." " I feel like a free man. If I listen closely, I can hear the sky falling too."