The Ill-Advised Wise Guys Podcast: Do Music Fans Give Mysterious Artists Too Many Passes?

Recently, Frank Ocean dropped out of his headlining slot at Coachella 2023, which left many fans angered and disappointed. However, shouldn’t his lack of music and performances over the last 10 years have been a sign of his unpredictable ways?

Does the mystery that follows him afford the singer a certain lack of accountability and expectations? To take it a step further, artists such as Andre 3000, Jay Electronica, Lauryn Hill, The Weeknd, Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti (and many more) have allowed the element of mystery to be a part of their brand. What are your thoughts on artists that use the art of mystery? Let’s discuss.

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