Black America Web celebrates Black Music Month by saluting influential icons in the music industry

fans were very unhappy with Frank Ocean because they said his energy on stage was like he did not want to be there.

Keeping our Black Music Month momentum going here at Black America Web, we put together a list of our favorite R&B cover songs from the likes of Aaliyah, Beyoncé, Luther Vandross, Frank Ocean and more soul greats.


Frank Ocean’s father has lost the defamation suit he filed against his son for calling him a bigot. In a 2016 Tumblr post, Frank had accused his father, Calvin Cooksey, of calling a transgender waitress “a f****t” when he was a child. Cooksey sued Ocean claiming the post cost him “future financial opportunities” and more. […]

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LOS ANGELES (AP) Frank Ocean has taken shots at producers of the Grammy Awards over their criticism of his performance at the 2013 edition of the show. Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich tells Rolling Stone’s Music Now podcast that Ocean’s vision for the performance was “faulty.” Ocean fired back on his personal Tumblr blog that he […]

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The mother of Frank Ocean is the latest to publicly protest gospel singer Kim Burrell in the wake of her anti-gay sermon that went viral. In the footage, Burrell, also a pastor at Love & Liberty Fellowship Church in Houston, is shown preaching about “the perverted homosexual spirit,” and “the spirit of delusion and confusion […]


He may be “out there” and prone to rants, but when he does go “out there” with one of his patented rants, people listen to Kanye West. At his Oakland Saint Pablo show, West put the Grammys on notice that he would not appear if Frank Ocean isn’t nominated for any award. Yes, Ye is […]

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Most of the drama and beef that Kanye West has had over the last few years has all stemmed from Twitter. Still, that hasn’t stopped the Famous rapper from using the social platform to talk about things about which he feels passionate…very, very passionate. On Tuesday night, West took to Twitter to express what he thinks about Frank Ocean‘s […]


PHOENIX (AP) — Apple Music has released new and long-awaited music from Grammy award-winning singer Frank Ocean. The company tweeted a link to the music video “Endless” by the R&B artist on Thursday night. Media reports say the 45-minute “visual album” is only available to subscribers of Apple’s music streaming service, which quickly drew comparisons […]


The wait may finally be over. According to The New York Times, Frank Ocean‘s long-awaited album, Boys Don’t Cry, is set to be released this Friday, August 5. The news comes from a source who requested anonymity due to lack of sanction to discuss the album’s release. The album will drop via an exclusive deal with Apple Music […]

In a poignant essay posted to Tumblr on Tuesday (June 21), Frank Ocean broke his silence to address hate and violence in the LGBT community.

Frank Ocean has definitely made a name for himself as a popular and critically-acclaimed music artist and for breaking down barriers as an openly gay black man in hip hop. But his father hasn’t been able to reap any benefits of his success. According to, Ocean’s father, Calvin Cooksey, is living near the poverty […]