When Frank Ocean announced that he would be dropping his album in July 2015, the world began to count down days and waited with bated breath for his album, “Boys Don’t Cry” to drop. But July came and went and Ocean’s album never surfaced.
Now with two days to go before the year ends, memes about the time left for Ocean to release his album before the year ends have began to do the rounds.
2 days left in 2015 still no Frank Ocean Album ? pic.twitter.com/EP6fFSuGrk
— DjEnzo – Good For Ya (@MhlangaKudzayi) December 29, 2015
jay z & andre 3000 are never dropping albums again. kobe is retiring. we don't know where frank ocean is Lord Help pic.twitter.com/fpvYo6Kl6s
— Rapper Reactions (@RapperReact) December 22, 2015
Even Adele is waiting for Frank Ocean to drop the album. In her interview last month with RollingStone magazine, Adele said, “I’m just f*cking waiting for Frank f*cking Ocean to come out with his album.” She added, “It’s taking so f*cking long.”
Well, we hear you Adele and that probably sums up everyone’s thoughts right now.
Impatience over Ocean’s missing album was soon replaced by concern over the man himself who seems to be missing-in-action. He also gave the FYF Fest engagement a miss with his publicist mentioning “a scheduling conflict beyond our control” as reason for his absence.
Fans became hopeful again when the rapper made his presence felt through his Tumblr account. His post offering support to families of victims in the Paris attacks read: “LOVE TO PARIS AND ANY INDIVIDUAL OR FAMILY WHO’S LOST LOVED ONES TO EVIL ANYWHERE IN THIS WORLD. CHILL W/ THE ANGLES [sic]
He also posted a shout-out to Donald Trump probably referring to a previous tweet from the presidential hopeful. His post read: ON THE REAL THOUGH DONALD TRUMP HOW IS IT ‘INTERESTING’ THAT THESE SHOOTINGS HAPPENED IN A COUNTRY THAT’S TOUGH ON GUNS? TELL US DON? BECAUSE IT SOUNDS LIKE THAT VACUOUS OBSERVATION WAS ABOUT GIVING YOUR NRA-LOVING CONSTITUENCY A HANDJOB AND SPINNING A TRAGEDY FOR POLITICAL GAIN AND I’M THINKING MAYBE USING A SITUATION WHERE DOZENS OF INNOCENTS HAVE JUST BEEN MURDERED IN THE STREETS ISN’T THE BEST TIME. NO?”
So while he is around, fans are hoping against hope that they may get to witness the day when the rapper truly launches his album.