Adding to Frank Ocean’s amazing run the last year or so is his recognition by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. This years cover is lead by Jay-Z, pictured above. Yoou can read a portion of what John Legend wrote about Frank Ocean below.

Frank is brilliant. The day I started writing with him, it was clear that he has a very interesting mind and a distinctive way of expressing himself. He was fearless and innately creative. You talk to some people in this business and you get the sense that they’re very focused on radio: what will be a hit or won’t be a hit. You never get that from Frank. The focus is on creating something that’s beautiful, that’s great art.

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