We often think of Frank Ocean as music's most reclusive star. But for a recluse, he's piled up a fair amount of interviews over the years. Granted, channel ORANGE Frank was a little more forthcoming and less disenchanted with the media. It's an interesting timeline—you can see his interest in conventional interviews start to wane as the music gets bigger and bigger, until he dropped off the map completely in the lead-up to Blonde. Until recently, the only times we saw Frank were by chance: a White House interview here, a photo essay there. 

Yet while the press has slowed, Frank took pains to make sure everything he does do stands out online, as illustrated by a recently revealed 2011 interview, or his conversation with Timothée Chalamet. Here are 12 essential Frank Ocean interviews, designed to represent the full gamut of his career. 

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