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Frank Ocean got Bimmers

In the opening letter of his Boys Don't Cry magazine Frank Ocean writes, “How much of my life has happened inside of a car? I wonder if the odds are that I’ll die in one.” While it is bleak, it speaks volumes on Frank Ocean’s obsession with car culture and how much of an impact cars have had on him. In music today cars are typically mentioned as status and economic symbols. On the other hand, Ocean often mentions cars and the act of driving as metaphors and storytelling devices. For example, in his song White Ferrari, Ocean outlines a scene describing the end of a car ride with a significant other in his past as a metaphor for the end of their...

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