Frank Ocean Finally Drops New Album—and Publishes a Poem About McDonald’s By Kanye West

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Frank Ocean released his sophomore album “Blonde” over the weekend, and people went crazy. It has been highly, highly, hiiiighly anticipated, and Ocean released it in a blaze of glory as only a true superstar could: First with the appearance of his “visual album,” called “Endless,” followed by a music video for the track “Nikes,” and then, at loooong last, the album itself.

But he didn’t stop there. Ocean also distributed a limited-edition magazine, titled “Boys Don’t Cry,” featuring a poem about McDonald’s penned by none other than Kanye West. The glossy also included poems composed by Ocean; short stories; high-fashion photographs; an outline for a TV show; interviews with Lil B and Om’Mas Keith; and contributions from Tyler, The Creator, James Blake, A$AP Rocky, and photographer Nabil Elderkin. The publication was given out gratis to lucky pop-up shop attendees, and included copies of “Blonde” within. So, basically, in summation, boom. 

Tumblr / Frank Ocean

Tumblr / Frank Ocean

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Naturally, the album features some serious heavyweights, the likes of which include Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, André 3000Kim Burrell, and Sebastian, along with a very long list of “contributors,” which included the not-so-alive-anymore Elliott Smith (spelled wrong in the magazine, looks like—oops) and David Bowie. And let it be said, for the record: It. Is. Amazing.

(Side note: Just to keep us on our toes, the album is called “Blonde” on iTunes, but the cover art reads “Blond.” Cool, cool.)

Tumblr / Frank Ocean

Tumblr / Frank Ocean

Even celebrities took to social media to trumpet their excitement about “Blonde.” You know it’s on when Kanye tweets about your new album:

Trevor Noah waxed poetic:

And Ruby Rose fit her day around the new music:

Ocean thanked his fans after the album release, letting his love out on Tumblr in all-caps, “I HAD THE TIME OF MY LIFE MAKING ALL OF THIS. THANK YOU ALL. ESPECIALLY THOSE OF YOU WHO NEVER LET ME FORGET I HAD TO FINISH. WHICH IS BASICALLY EVERY ONE OF YA’LL. HAHA. LOVE YOU.”

Tumblr / Frank Ocean

Tumblr / Frank Ocean

And because you know you’re curious, here’s West’s ode to Mickey D’s:

McDonald’s man / McDonald’s man / The French fries had a plan / The French fries had a plan / The salad bar and the ketchup made a band / Cus the French Fries had a plan / The French fries had a plan / McDonald’s man / McDonald’s / I know them French fries have a plan / I know them French fries have a plan / The cheeseburger and the shakes formed a band / To overthrow the French fries plan / I always knew them French fries was evil man / Smelling all good and shit / I don’t trust no food that smells that good man / I don’t trust it / I just can’t / McDonald’s man / McDonald’s man / McDonald’s, man / Them French fries look good tho / I knew the Diet Coke was jealous of the fries / I knew the McNuggets was jealous of the fries / Even the McRib was jealous of the fries / I could see it through his artificial meat eyes / And he only be there some of the time / Everybody was jealous of them French fries / Except for that one special guy / That smooth apple pie.

Snaps.

Scroll down for Ocean’s NSFW “Nikes” music video—or, should we say, his “Nikes” visual. Tomato, tomato.

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