Frank Ocean released his debut mixtape ‘Nostalgia, Ultra’ on February 16, 2011. 5 Minutes before finishing the masters, he came up with the title for the mixtape.
Frank Ocean told Complex in a 2011 interview: “It’s nostalgic. It’s a longing for the past. That’s what this record felt like, I named it five minutes before we finished mastering. Right before we had to write the labels on the CDs and get out of there. Ultra because it’s also modern because of the sonics of it. It felt right. That’s how I am. I just go with it. The only big debate was whether I was going to use the slash or the comma, but the comma felt right, too.”