The build-up of hype finally reached its climax at midnight on August 8th 2011. Exclusively on iTunes, forums and blogs were in a frenzy once this dropped, which undoubtedly can be labelled as the hip hop event of the year.
1) No Church in the Wild (Featuring Frank Ocean & The-Dream
Production from Q-Tip and Eighty-Eight keys sees a broody, tentative beat kick off the album. For those unaccustomed to the voice that sounds like silk passing through your ears, this is Frank Ocean, immediately setting the cogs of the listener