Rosenberg claims to have broken Frank Ocean's career
Hot 97 radio host Peter Rosenberg claims he's the one who introduced Frank Ocean to the world on a recent episode of his radio show with Cipha Sounds and K. Foxx.
From the interview:
Rosenberg: Frank Ocean is OUT. He is and his album is and it's about time I take some credit for it.
K. Foxx: Why?
R: Well not his coming out. I have nothing to do with that whatsoever. However, his album coming out. Def Jam, on the real, let's be honest. Ciph, you remember this. That guy was on the shelf. He was on the back of the shelf.
Cipher Sounds: Yes, they didn't know what to do with him.
R: Until I started cracking his songs. I passed them off to DJ Enough, to Camilo, to Cipha Sounds and before you know it, now we have Frank Ocean. So to all the critics at the New York Times who think I'm just a curmudgeonly hater, it wasn't hate. It was not hate that broke Frank Ocean. It was love for a pure artist who, let's be honest, K. Foxx I know you agree, could go on to be one of the great artists of our time.
KF: Yes, I do agree with that.
R: He is like the 2012 Stevie but he's not blind, he's bisexual. Shout out to Frank Ocean. He's out and the album's out, baby.
We don't know about that. Rosenberg may have been a supporter of Frank Ocean, but it's a leap to say it was his help on the radio that broke Frank through. You can watch the full video above.