Hear Odd Future’s Softer Side On Frank Ocean’s Mixtape ‘Nostalgia, Ultra’

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If you don’t know anything about hip-hop group Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (a/k/a Odd Future), let us direct you to their performance of “Yonkers” and “Sandwitches” at the mtvU Woodie Awards last night — little people in green ski masks, video montages of rainbows and gnomes, and men in plushy costumes being escorted out by security. Odd Future in a nutshell, ladies and gents.

But inside that bizarre/dreamlike/WTF collective that is Odd Future lives a smooth operator named Frank Ocean. Frank Ocean released his first mixtape “Nostalgia, Ultra” (available for free at Odd Future’s Tumblr) and it’s straight-up R&B sexiness. Frank Ocean, who’s written for Justin Bieber and Brandy, and is currently in the studio with Beyoncé, left much of Odd Future’s angry expletives out of “Nostalgia, Ultra” and instead focused all of his velvety-voiced attention on the ladies… if you catch our drift. (Hint: If this isn’t a makeout mixtape, then we don’t know what is.)

Frank Ocean’s solo sound reminds us a little bit of Drake and also Kanye West, with a tiny sprinkling of R. Kelly thrown in. In other words, it’s an epic combo and you need to hear it now.

+ Download Frank Ocean’s “Nostalgia, Ultra” free here (language NSFW). May we recommend standout tracks “Songs for Women” and “Novacane.”