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    The World Has Completely Changed Since Frank Ocean's Last Album

    North West wasn't even born yet.

    This is Frank Ocean. You may not recognize him because it's been almost FOUR YEARS since he put out an album (despite telling us that one would come the summer of 2015).

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    You may be thinking that four years wasn't that long ago, but IT WAS. A lot has changed since then! In 2012... "Gangnam Style" was viral.

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    One Direction was still together.

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    We had just won four more years with President Obama and Co.

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    Trump was on reality TV where he belonged.

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    Beyonce had just joined Instagram with the username @Baddiebey.

    Drake and Rick Ross gave the world "YOLO" and ruined everything.

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    Khloé and Kylie looked like this.

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    Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart were still a couple.

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    Kim and Kanye's firstborn wasn't even born yet.

    Adele put out the saddest No. 1 album in history. (OK, so that hasn't changed.)

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    The iPhone 5 was the hottest new phone.

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    Sweet Brown made "ain't nobody got time for that" mainstream.

    Scandal had just begun! #TGIT wasn't even a thing yet!

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    Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors were 23–43.

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    All proof that this was a lifetime ago.

    Plus his first and only album, Channel Orange, was a classic, which only makes all of this crueler.

    STOP PLAYING WITH OUR EMOTIONS AND GIVE US A FUCKING ALBUM, FRANK! YOU POSTED THIS LAST YEAR AND IT'S NOT FUNNY ANYMORE!

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