7:44 pm - 10/10/2012

Frank Ocean: 8th Most Influential Man of the Year

Ask Men has just released their annual “Top 49 Most Influential Men” of 2012 and Frank Ocean was ranked #8! The list features all sorts of individuals including James Bond who was ranked #1 this year. More then 500,000 Ask Men readers voted along with Staff to determine the Top 49 list.
The men who made the list come from different walks of life, but they’re all men who are breaking records, reinventing the way we do things and redefining what it means to be a modern man. They’re dedicated to furthering the future of humanity through their respective fields, and in doing so, they inspire us to do the same.

Frank Ocean was ranked ahead of fellow artists Kanye West, Jay-Z, Snoop Lion and more. Here’s what Ask Men had to say about Frank’s #8 rating:

A few months ago, Frank Ocean publicly announced his bisexuality. It was a gamble, as the world of hip-hop, while undoubtedly trendsetting and trailblazing, is still less than tolerant. But the attention Ocean received for his courageous declaration was turned to his critically acclaimed new album and to his powerful performances on SNL and at the 2012 Video Music Awards.

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ohkimosabe 11th-Oct-2012 12:03 am (UTC)
who was ranked above him?
teaaet 11th-Oct-2012 12:03 am (UTC)
teaaet 11th-Oct-2012 12:04 am (UTC)
chuk_is_dazzled 11th-Oct-2012 12:09 am (UTC)

i have no words

lawd so distraught i cant even type

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snuffyqui45 11th-Oct-2012 12:18 am (UTC)
ohkimosabe 11th-Oct-2012 12:04 am (UTC)
its cool that the poll was voted on by all men and they ranked him so high but james bond at #1??????????
teaaet 11th-Oct-2012 12:03 am (UTC)
James Bond who was ranked #1 this year

gmafb. entire list is invalid
false_hate 11th-Oct-2012 12:05 am (UTC)
Christian Grey is number 13, what an odd site.
likegunfire 11th-Oct-2012 12:08 am (UTC)
james bond is literally perfect
annevic 11th-Oct-2012 12:04 am (UTC)
"It was a gamble, as the world of hip-hop, while undoubtedly trendsetting and trailblazing, is still less than tolerant."

It's reached a point where every time I read a comment like this my eye twitches.

roguewave3 11th-Oct-2012 12:12 am (UTC)
lol mte ugh
nicolesnitchie 11th-Oct-2012 12:48 am (UTC)
lol ikr
likegunfire 11th-Oct-2012 12:07 am (UTC)
oh we're still pretending he's bi?
roguewave3 11th-Oct-2012 12:10 am (UTC)
derezzed 11th-Oct-2012 12:20 am (UTC)
wut is this comment
chantemarissa 11th-Oct-2012 12:48 am (UTC)
gurrla he likes to eat

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wathsalive 11th-Oct-2012 12:51 am (UTC)
lestat 11th-Oct-2012 12:08 am (UTC)
i feel bad i can't get into his music atm
likegunfire 11th-Oct-2012 12:09 am (UTC)
listen 2 miguel instead
chuk_is_dazzled 11th-Oct-2012 12:11 am (UTC)
i cant ever

and i dont want to like him just cause he's open about being gay/bi
lestat 11th-Oct-2012 12:14 am (UTC)
yeah his bandwagon seems all "OMG ILHIM BC HE IS OPENLY OUT!!11" which i do applaud him for, wildly. but i can't get into his music. i would just rather put on the weeknd.
snuffyqui45 11th-Oct-2012 12:17 am (UTC)
Yeah I like the second half of Pyramids but everything else puts me sleep.

At the first half of Pyramids make me think of Judas by Gaga.
redsprings 11th-Oct-2012 12:21 am (UTC)
I don't.
chantemarissa 11th-Oct-2012 12:58 am (UTC)
his music was written to be performed by other people. his vocals are just so blah on some songs.
spider_orchid 11th-Oct-2012 12:10 am (UTC)
Here for his lips. Not here for this list of foolishness, mayhem and carrying on.
fwee_prower 11th-Oct-2012 12:10 am (UTC)
um where is the rest of the list?
chuk_is_dazzled 11th-Oct-2012 12:11 am (UTC)
redsprings 11th-Oct-2012 12:22 am (UTC)
Right? I couldn't give less of a fuck about Frank Ocean.
misoras 11th-Oct-2012 12:14 am (UTC)
goldengal1193 11th-Oct-2012 12:17 am (UTC)
Oh. I was hoping to see the others on the list.
ride_the_jitney 11th-Oct-2012 12:23 am (UTC)
I've only ever heard him when he performed at the vmas and I was so unimpressed. What are some of his best songs I should look up?
saintssin 11th-Oct-2012 12:31 am (UTC)
I wish we could say that in 2012 sexuality was a non-issue. Alas...

Regardless, I'm glad he was able to come out and make a difference. If his decision inspires others and also works to change attitudes in the hip hop community, I'm all for it.
nicolesnitchie 11th-Oct-2012 12:47 am (UTC)
lol no
nicolesnitchie 11th-Oct-2012 12:48 am (UTC)
lol askmen
la_fours 11th-Oct-2012 12:58 am (UTC)
I'm not too sure what this list is, but good for him. Love me some Frank.
jazzypom it's (relatively) a BFD11th-Oct-2012 01:43 pm (UTC)
But I think people mostly know the Ask50 sexiest women over their 50 most influential men.
gonexforgotten 11th-Oct-2012 01:11 am (UTC)
I still haven't listened to his music. The whole Odd Future association killed any interest I had.
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