Read Tyler, the Creator’s poem from Frank Ocean’s ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ magazine, “Tricolor"
While his editorial distribution could use some improvement, Frank Ocean pulled out all the stops with his Boys Don't Cry magazine. The limited release of the print publication — which accompanies Ocean's highly anticipated album, Blonde — features an impressive list of collaborators, including his former Odd Future bandmate, Tyler, the Creator.
The rapper contributed a short poem to the magazine, titled "Tricolor," that merges important moments in his life with transportation. Check out the poem below via the Fader.
The early chapters of my book included bus passes
Boys Don't Cry also features a poem from Kanye West about McDonald's (their french fries apparently have an evil "plan"); an interview between Ocean and Lil B, aka the Based God; a poem from Ocean, titled "Boyfriend"; and a pitch for a TV series.
If anyone's looking for a copy — and has some cash to throw around — they're selling just south of $1,000 on eBay. However, there may be better options coming soon. Ocean's mother, Katonya Breaux, urged fans not to "pay those ridiculous prices" and to "just hang tight a sec" instead.