My Mixtape: "Self Control," by Frank Ocean | KALW

My Mixtape: "Self Control," by Frank Ocean

Jul 12, 2019

Album Art: "Blond," by Frank Ocean

Daniel B. Summerhill is a local poet, professor, and author of Black Joy: an Anthology of Black Boy Poems. His love of rap (shout out A Tribe Called Quest!) helped to expand his idea of what poetry and the written word could be, and he spreads this discovery through his teaching work throughout the Bay Area.

Today he brings us a song from Frank Ocean that gets him all in his feels. If you think you can listen to Frank Ocean without feeling the same, we dare you to give it a try.

Now and then you miss it, sounds make you cry
Some nights you dance with tears in your eyes
I came to visit cause you see me like a UFO
That's like never cause I made you use your self control