Frank Ocean is 26 today.
Born in California, his family (the Breauxs) moved to New Orleans when he was five. He says his early musical influences include the jazz CDs his mom would listen to in the car. And he saved money washing cars and walking dogs to rent studio time as a young man.
He enrolled at the University of New Orleans just before Katrina. And it was Katrina that would send him back to California.