Frank Ocean’s ‘Blonde’ is an Independent Release and Not Via Def Jam

Frank Ocean is reportedly no longer with Def Jam, making 'Blonde' a self-released album.

  • Frank reportedly fulfilled his Def Jam contract with ‘Endless.’
  • A year later, Ocean released his first studio album Channel Orange via Def Jam.
  • The pending accomplishment seems even more impressive now, now that Frank Ocean is an independent artist.
  • Frank Ocean signed with Def Jam as a solo artist in 2009, though 2011’s Nostalgia, Ultra was released outside of the contract.
  • Despite the fact that Frank Ocean is still listed on Def Jam’s roster , it has been reported that Frank is no longer with the label.

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@PigsAndPlans: “Frank Ocean is reportedly no longer with Def Jam, making ‘Blonde’ a self-released album.”


Frank reportedly fulfilled his Def Jam contract with ‘Endless.’


Frank Ocean’s ‘Blonde’ is an Independent Release and Not Via Def Jam