Over the summer, hip-hop and r&b singer Frank Ocean came out as gay before he released his new album, Channel Orange. This was big news. Not only has rap and hip-hop been a genre where anti-gay sentiments are common but also, not many hip-hop artists come out publicly. This could have been the beginning of his career or the end of his career. However, many people have spoken out in support of his decision saying that this is a new path for hip-hop and rap and a break in it’s traditional norms. His new album, Channel Orange, has been hit with a broad-range of listeners than his last album, Novacane.