Happy Birthday Frank Ocean


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.




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Seán Collins a veteran radio producer and web content manager. He served as the Senior Producer of NPR's All Things Considered for many years. He is Music Inside Out's web producer and manages social media for the program. He lives in Saint Louis.