Christopher Breaux is an American singer-songwriter from New Orleans who records under the name of Frank Ocean. He moved from his home city to Los Angeles in August 2005 to pursue a music career and landed a contract with Def Jam Recordings as an artist with the help of Tricky Stewart. However, he was initially unable to build a relationship with the company and joined the controversial hip hop collective, OFWGKTA whom he'd met through mutual friends.
Ocean has written songs for a number of well known acts including Beyoncé Knowles ("I Miss You
" from the album 4
), as well as appearing on a couple of tracks on Kanye West and Jay-Z collaborative album, Watch The Throne
. Ocean's debut mixtape Nostalga, Ultra
was self-released February 18, 2011 via his personal blog. On July 26, 2011 Def Jam released tracks from the mixtape as his debut EP. This dark and moody tune was released as the first single from the record.