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He’s Getting A Lot Of Support: Hip-Hop Journalist/Author Dream Hampton Pins ‘Thank You’ Letter To Frank Ocean

Earlier in the week, I reported that Frank Ocean opened up about his sexuality, then I posted that Ocean revealed his first love was a man in a letter posted to his tumblr blog. Since then, some music fans and people were left confused and wondering why did he chose to come out of the closet, while others supported his decision. There has been a lot of support from his peers in the Hip-Hop community and blogspheres. The Notorious B.I.G’s close friend, Hip-Hop Journalist & Author Dream Hampton (she co-wrote Jay-Z’ book, Decoded) showed her support to Ocean in a written letter penned to him from her, which was published on Jay-Z’s Life & Times website. AllHipHop Founder/CEO Chuck Creekmur weights in as well as New York’s Power 105 Charlamagne Tha God and Russell Simmons. Read below:

Thank you, Frank Ocean.

It’s true, we are a lot alike… “spinning on blackness. All wanting to be seen, touched, heard, paid attention to.” In your opening few lines, you simultaneously established your humanity, a burden far too often asked of same sex lovers, and acknowledged that in this age of hyper self- awareness, amplified in no small part by the social media medium in which you made your announcement, we are desperate to share. You shared one of the most intimate things that ever happened to you – falling in love with someone who wasn’t brave enough to love you back. Your relieving yourself of your “secret” is as much about wanting to honestly connect as it is about exhibition. We are all made better by your decision to share publicly.

Via LifeAndTimes

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NEXT PAGE: THE REST OF DREAM HAMPTON’S ‘THANK YOU’ LETTER TO FRANK OCEAN; PLUS MORE PEOPLE IN THE INDUSTRY SHOWS THEIR SUPPORT 

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Jay-Z Decoded Book Cover

On November 16th, Jay-Z will be releasing his autobiography Decoded. The artwork for the cover is an image from Andy Warhol’s 1984 “Rorschach” paintings.  The book is 336 pages long and is a combination of interviews with family and friends,  memoir, lyrics and tells how Jay made it out of Marcy Project’s to becoming one of the most, if not the most successful person in Hip-Hop. Journalist and Jay’s close friend Dream Hampton helped write the book. Random House plans to release Decoded as an eBook and iPhone/iPad application. Below is an excerpt from Jay on the project.

When I first started working on this book, I told my editor that I wanted it to do three important things. The first was to make the case that hip-hop lyrics—not just my lyrics, but those of every great MC—are poetry if you look at them closely enough. The second was I wanted the book to tell a little bit of the story of my generation, to show the context for the choices we made at a violent and chaotic crossroads in recent history.  And the third piece was that I wanted the book to show how hip-hop created a way to take a very specific and powerful experience and turn it into a story that everyone in the world could feel and relate to.”-Jay-Z

If you guys are familiar with Dream Hampton, she’s a well-respected journalist. She had a great relationship with the late great Notorious B.I.G.  (GOD bless the dead). If I’m not mistaking, she was with Biggie the night he was killed in L.A.

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Jay-Z’s New Book “Decoded” Will Be In Stores This Fall

The big homie Jay-Z will be releasing his autobiography this fall. According to Rollingstone, the book is scheduled to come out on November 16th and is called Decoded. The book is 336 pages long and is a combination of interviews with family and friends,  memoir, lyrics and tell how he made it out of Marcy Project’s to becoming one of the most, if not the most successful person in Hip-Hop. Journalist/Jay’s close friend Dream Hampton helped him write the book.

I’m not too sure if you guys are familiar with Dream Hampton, but she is a well-respected journalist in this industry. She had a great relationship with the late great Notorious B.I.G. If I’m not mistaking, she was with Biggie when he got killed in L.A.

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