10 Artists To Listen To If You Love Frank Ocean
    • TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2017

    • Posted by: Kelly Kenlon


    Frank Ocean continues to be one of the most versatile artists in the rap genre. His songs go beyond rap and dip into R&B, soul, and even electronic pop. With two official albums under his belt and various features and singles, it's easy to see why fans are so into him. But how long can you listen to "Nikes"? Okay, yes, a while. We get it... But eventually, you'll have to listen to something else. Here are a few artists that you'll love just as much (just to hold you over until Frank drops another one, of course).

    1. Khalid

    Khalid combines his soulful voice with songs that can sometimes overlap into the rap genre. Some of his songs feature more upbeat tunes and hip-hop beats while others give us a great sense of the range of his voice. "Young, Dumb, and Broke" and "8TEEN" are definite highlight tracks.


    2. Jonny P

    A little more soulful than Frank Ocean, but lot of Jonny P's songs have that same slow mellow tone to them like Ocean's "Ivy" or "Self Control." Songs you should listen to: "Shine On" and "Say I Do."


    3. Noname

    Noname is perfect. Every song of hers has a million little pieces that belong in it. From her lyrics which are all lines of amazing poetry, to the piano notes and xylophone tones in the background, to all of the collaborations and harmonies with each track. Her album Telefone is definitely one to check out, along with some of her earlier songs.


    4. Jamila Woods

    A lot like Noname in many ways, from her meaningful lyrics to the soft and mellow guitar hooks. Jamila was featured in the song "Sunday Candy" by Donnie Trumpet and the Social experiment, but she recently created a mixtape of her own titled HEAVN.


    5. KYLE

    If you like Frank Ocean's rap side more, than KYLE is for you. Some of his songs are a little old school while others tend to have that a more upbeat electronic-y pop to them.


    6. Nicotine's Famous Honey

    This artist's songs not only have that chill rap aspect about them, but some of them even feel a bit like doo-wop songs like the new track "Pull Up." The vocals of Nicotine's Famous Honey are a bit like the high pitched light voice of Jamila Woods.


    7. John Givez

    A great combination of more heavy rap, layered with background singers and a bit of R&B. Songs like "Johnny's Cookout" and "Take me Back" are must-listens.


    8. Erykah Badu

    Erykah Badu gives us a taste of a more bluesy vibe, and combined with her mellow voice -- it's magic.


    9. The O'My's

    Much like Frank Ocean, their songs can be very different from one another.


    10. Anderson .Paak


    You might already be familiar with Anderson .Paak but if you're not... What the hell are you doing?


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