Frank Ocean drops A$AP Rocky's "RAF," featuring Quavo, Lil Uzi Vert, and himself, during a surprise late-night episode of blonded RADIO.
Frank Ocean's blonded RADIO is quickly becoming one of the hottest shows on Beats 1, rivaling OVO Sound Radio in terms of the exclusive drops that come with each episode. The show doesn't seem to have a set time slot yet; maybe that's how Frank likes it. Tonight's episode began at 11 p.m. Frank's time, and 2 a.m. on the East Coast. Those who stayed up were in for a treat, as Frank debuted new solo material as well as "RAF," an A$AP Rocky-led collab featuring Quavo, Lil Uzi Vert, and Ocean himself.
There seems to be two versions of "RAF." The version that Rocky has previewed on IG Live -- and performed at Coachella -- featured Playboi Carti instead of Frank Ocean. This new version will due just fine, but hopefully we'll get both.
Another highlight of the show was the debut of a solo version of "Biking," Ocean's collab with Jay Z and Tyler, The Creator that he premiered on blonded RADIO early last month. The version of "Biking" that dropped tonight features added vocals from Ocean. He also played an "updated version" of the song "At Your Best (You Are Love)," the Isley Brothers cover song that was included on Endless, the "visual album" that arrived a day before Blonde.
In addition to the music, Frank had a few words for the airwaves. After playing OutKast's "Miss Jackson," he certified Andre 3000 as the undisputed GOAT, telling him, "You're just not involved in top 5 conversations because you're number 1."
Check out the tracklist from blonded RADIO 006 below, via Fader.
Burial, "Come Down To Us"
House of Pharaohs, "RWM (Run With Me)
Ka5sh, "I'm Depressed"
A$AP Rocky, "Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2 (LPFJ2)"
J. Hus, "Did You See"
M.T. Hadley, "Janet"
Tupac, "Dear Mama"
Outkast, "Ms Jackson"
Eykah Badu, "Hello"
Rufus & Chaka Khan, "Your Smile"
Frank Ocean, "At Your Best (You Are Love)"
The Beatles, "Rocky Raccoon"
The Beatles, "Here, There and Everywhere"
Frank Ocean, "White Ferrari"
The Flaming Lips, "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt 1"
Micachu, "Go" (With Tirzah)
Dam Funk, "Mirrors"
Andres, "You're Still The One"
Kuedo, "Whisper Fate"
LCD Soundsystem, "American Dream"
Crying, "Well and Spring"
Miley Cyrus, "Rooting For My Baby"
Metronomy, "This Could Be Beautiful (It Is)"
Frank Ocean, "Nikes"
Shawty Pimp, "Kickin' Pimpin'"
A$AP Rocky f. Frank Ocean, Lil Uzi Vert, and Quavo, "RAF"
Ryuichi Sakamoto, "Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence"