10 Frank Ocean Songs That Would Be Great Novels

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By: VIBE / December 20, 2012

Frank Ocean as a novelist? The idea isn’t that farfetched, seeing as his storytelling is his most beloved characteristic. Our Man of the Year announced that he may just be ready to put the pen to the paper in a new way:

“I don’t intend to stop making music. This isn’t a faux retirement. It’s no bullshit. I was just making music yesterday. But I do think – it would be fucking legendary if I just made Channel Orange last year, then put out a best-selling novel next year…”

From track to track, his skillfully crafted lyrics instantly pluck you from wherever you are and insert you into his imagination, whether or not you wanted to go there. These 10 songs from all stems of Frankie O’s career (be it nostalgia, Ultra, channel ORANGE or one of his floaters) could easily be expounded on in manuscript form.