Classic. frank ocean couldn’t get Def Jam to put out his album so he gave it away for free. People then proceeded to eat it up, and he made the label look stupid. This is the music business in 2011. Pharrell hit the nail on the head when he was complaining about how the analytical business people are running the show instead of the art people at the labels. Those people tend to want to invest on what is already winning as opposed to what is about to win. Tweet jacked from RR & album details from RU.
Def Jam has pegged a July 26 release for the project [nostalgia, ULTRA].