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Did Frank Ocean Just Announce The Release Date For His New Album?

"Boys Don't Cry" is the highly anticipated followup to Ocean's 2012 debut, "Channel Orange."

Fans of Frank Ocean have been waiting for an eternity for new music from the out hip-hop star, or even word of when new music was coming.

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Today, our prayers may have been answered.

On his website, Ocean reposted an old item from July 2015 that suggested his sophomore effort, Boys Don’t Cry, would be released that month and that there were two versions of the album.

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Ocean also posted a mockup of a library book slip that had been renewed multiple times, most recently “July 2016.” Is that a confirmation that Boys will hit the streets this month?

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Recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, Boys Don’t Cry has been heralded as a “masterpiece” by Chance the Rapper, and “better” than Channel Orange by James Blake.

Dan Avery is a writer-editor who focuses on culture, breaking news and LGBT rights. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Advocate and elsewhere.
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