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Frank Ocean’s blonded radio is the gift that keeps on giving

A look back at the show's best moments so far

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There’s only been six episodes but already Frank Ocean’s blonded RADIO has solidified itself as one of best places for new music. It seems the extremely private musician has been inspired by the boundary-less reach of internet radio, regularly releasing not only his own new music but also his friends. Just this week during the shows sixth instalment he premiered A$AP Rocky’s latest ‘Raf’ featuring Frank himself along with Lil Uzi Vert and Quavo.

 

The release of ‘Raf’ is just one huge moment that’s gone down over the show’s six eps, so we’ve compiled the following guide to the best moments of blonded so far.

01. 'Lens' and 'Lens V2' featuring Travis Scott

There are two versions of ‘Lens’ with V2 featuring a spot from Travis Scott. Instead of choosing which version of ‘Lens’ to play on the show he went ahead and just played both. No complaints here.

You can listen to ‘Lens’ here:

And ‘Lens V2’ featuring Travis Scott here:

02. 'Slide On Me' featuring Young Thug

Blonded has become a place where Frank showcases variations of previously released song. One example of this is on ‘Slide On Me’ a track originally on visual album Endless but played on blonded with the addition of a Young Thug verse. To hear the version featuring Thugger you have to play the whole episode and skim to the second last track.

03. 'Experiences' skit

 

Episode 003 of blonded gave us one of the more unexpected moments of the show. Towards the three quarter mark, in between ‘Camel’ by Flying Lotus and “Eh” by Death Grips, a skit played called ‘Endless’. The skit played out over ‘I Love Sloane’ by Delroy Edwards and featured a young man (Frank, maybe?) and an older woman having a bleep-filled argument about something the young man said.

04. 'Chanel'

In terms of singles ‘Chanel’ is one of Frank Ocean’s standouts. The song premiered in episode 002 of the show where the track was played 18 times in the second hour, including one version that featured a verse from A$AP Rocky.

05. A new version of 'White Ferrari'

‘White Ferrari’ was a standout track on Ocean’s Blond, which was released in August last year. Frank decided to rework the song for the sixth episode of blonded. You can hear the new version about halfway through the episode.

06. 'Biking' featuring Jay-Z and Tyler, the Creator and 'Biking V2'

Frank dropped ‘Biking’ featuring Jay-Z and Tyler, The Creator in episode 003 and then another version in episode 006. ‘Biking V2’ sees Jay and Tyler dropped and Frank taking the reins solo.

You can listen to the original version of ‘Biking’ here:

For the second version you’ll have to get four tracks in to the episode.

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