Yahoo! while at SXSW announces a huge and unexpected new musical venture: the “Yahoo! on the Road” tour. This spring there will be a six-week tour with some of the biggest names in the game performing including Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and “special guests” Justin Timberlake, Frank Ocean and Trey Songz. Although there is no definitive linuep for the tour yet the Yahoo! on the Road site provides the dates and promises 32 performers, 10 comedians and “1 yodeler.”
“Anyone that has an issue with Frank Ocean is an idiot,” 50 Cent told MTV UK. “I think Frank Ocean is a talented artist, I think he’s created material that made me know his name, that impressed me, with things he said on a song like ‘Novacane.’ ” For Fif, Ocean’s efforts in the studio are way more important than his goings-on in the bedroom, and because Frank has delivered exemplary performances on record, his romantic revelation is a non-issue for the Get Rich or Die Tryin’ MC. “It could be revolutionary or it could be a tragedy,” he said before noting the timing of Frank’s announcement and his Channel Orange album release. “You can call it brave or you can call it marketing, because it was intentional; it wasn’t an accident.” (MTV UK)
With an overwhelmingly positive response from the Hip-hop community, concerning Frank Ocean’s recent letter where he confesses that his first love was indeed a man, Beyoncé Knowles took it to her website to dedicate a poem to Frank.