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Frank Ocean's song "Nights" is on Gerrick D. Kennedy's Pride playlist, which includes songs he says "remind me to stand in my power as a Black queer man in America." Jason Merritt/Getty Images hide caption

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A still from Frank Ocean's Endless visual album. Apple Music hide caption

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A Critical Conversation About Frank Ocean's 'Endless' Video Album

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Frank Ocean performs at the MTV Video Music Awards in September 2012. Kevin Mazur/WireImage hide caption

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Frank Ocean's Big Year, And What Hasn't Changed In Hip-Hop

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Discussion: The Year In Music, 2012

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