Frank Ocean is officially an independent artist. According to multiple reports, Ocean has fulfilled his obligations to Def Jam and Universal.
The 28-year-old’s visual album, ‘Endless’, is said to become his final album owed to Def Jam. His new album ‘Blonde’, released shortly after ‘Endless’, is credited to Ocean’s label Boys Don’t Cry’, which is also the title of his new magazine. It’s also being reported that Universal Music Group, which owns Def Jam,
is discontinuing exclusive releases to streaming services such as Apple Music, TIDAL, and Spotify.
Boys Don’t Cry is now listed as an independent record label founded by Ocean.