Frank Ocean's Blonded Radio has become a hot spot for music debuts in recent weeks, and the May 15 episode was no exception. Early Monday morning, the show premiered ASAP Rocky's new song, "RAF", which features an all-star cast including Lil Uzi Vert, Quavo, and Frank himself.
The sixth episode of Blonded Radio was hosted by Ocean, Vegyn, and Roof Access, and they were all over the map with the music selection, with artists featured ranging from Juvenile to Miley Cyrus. The Blonded crew reserved shout-outs for the likes of Nicki Minaj and André 3000—the latter of whom Ocean said is the G.O.A.T. ("you’re just not involved in top-5 conversations because you’re No. 1")—and the singer specifically thanked the Beatles for helping him through a rough patch while putting together Blonde.
"I want to thank the Beatles for almost single-handedly getting me out of writers block," said Ocean.
Since Ocean was involved, you know there had to be two different versions of "RAF," each of which featured a different guest verse from the Blonde crooner. You can listen to both versions below, and you'll have to decide if you prefer one or the other.
I'm partial to the second version myself—I prefer the more energetic, emotional Frank to the laid-back vibe of the first one—but you really can't go wrong with either one. Anytime he wants to drop off some more rap features on our doorstep, we will welcome them with open arms.