Frank Ocean Talks Style as GQ 's "Rookie of the Year"

Frank Ocean Talks Style as GQ 's "Rookie of the Year"

Frank Ocean Talks Style as GQ 's "Rookie of the Year." The singer-songwriter shares a fashion tip from Kanye West.

Published November 30, 2011

(Photo: Courtesy GQ Magazine)

Frank Ocean has been chosen as GQ's "Rookie of the Year" in the magazine's latest Men of the Year portfolio after bursting into the R&B scene with his Nostalgia, Ultra mixtape earlier this year. In a video taken during the photo shoot, the 24-year-old singer-songwriter talked about his personal style, fitness hobbies and a fashion tip he received from Kanye West.

"If someone asked me to describe my personal, everyday, not-at-the-photo-shoot style, they'd probably say I was bland and boring," he says. "But some people call that timeless so I don't know."

For his fitness routine, Los Angeles-based Ocean takes kung fu and tai chi on Saturdays in Santa Monica, but refused to say exactly where "'cause somebody's going to show up."

While Jay-Z shared his musical advice that "less takes is sometimes more," Ocean remembers a fashion tip that the other half of the Watch the Throne duo suggested.

"The one non-musical thing that I've learned from working with Kanye is that you should always choose your sneakers wisely."

He also explained his well-known fondness for the color orange. "Why do I like orange so much? I think I'm just trying to remind people to get their vitamin C," Ocean explains. "Their supplements and s--t."


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Written by Dorkys Ramos

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