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Frank Ocean Fires Management and PR Team

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R&B crooner Frank Ocean has parted ways with his management and PR team as he prepares to release his second album.

BuzzFeed reports that Ocean fired Christian and Kelly Clancy of 4 Strikes Management, who have managed his career since 2010. The ‘Thinking ‘Bout You’ singer also axed publicity team Life or Death PR, which represents Odd Future. In its place, Ocean has hired Hollywood agency ID PR, whose clients are Alicia Keys and Paul Simon, among others.

As of now, there’s no word on why Ocean decided to separate himself from his former management and PR team.

A rep for Life or Death PR issued a statement to XXL Magazine that simply reads, “Relieved” in regards to Ocean firing them. Meanwhile, the Clancy’s remaining roster is full of big names including Solange, Mac Miller and Earl Sweatshirt.

As for Ocean’s follow-up to his Grammy-nominated album ‘channel ORANGE,’ not much is known about the project. However, director Nabil Elderkin, who shot the singer’s ‘Pyramids’ video, says the new music is phenomenal.

“Everyone should be excited about this new album — that s— is fire,” he reportedly said. “He’s making a great record. It blows the sophomore-album myth out of the water.”

Frank Ocean is expected to deliver his still untitled album later this year.

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