Blonded Radio

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blonded RADIO
Blonded Radio Title Card.png
Home station Beats 1
Hosted by Frank Ocean
Vegyn[1]
Roof Access[1]
Original release February 24, 2017 (2017-02-24) – August 27, 2017 (2017-08-27)
No. of episodes 7
Website itunes.apple.com
blonded.co

Blonded Radio (stylized as blonded RADIO) was Frank Ocean's Beats 1 radio show that lasted from February to August 2017. The show was hosted by Ocean, Vegyn, and Roof Access and would air a new single from Ocean every episode.

On December 12, 2017 the blonded Los Santos 97.8 FM radio station was launched in both Grand Theft Auto Online and Grand Theft Auto V as part of The Doomsday Heist DLC. This radio station is available in both Los Santos and Blaine County.[2]

Overview[edit]

The first episode, Episode 001, aired on 24 February 2017. It showcased the collaborative song "Slide" by record producer Calvin Harris featuring Frank Ocean and rappers Quavo and Offset from the American hip hop group Migos. The episode also included an interview with Jay-Z talking about the current state of radio and the music industry.[3] Episode 002 aired on 10 March 2017 with the single "Chanel", a song about Ocean's bisexuality.[4] The episode ended with repeats of "Chanel", sometimes featuring a verse from rapper ASAP Rocky.[5]

Episode 003 aired on 8 April 2017. The episode ended by playing a new single titled "Biking", featuring rappers Jay-Z and fellow Odd Future member Tyler, the Creator who have both previously collaborated with Ocean. He previously streamed a trailer[6] for the song on his website, featuring a different instrumental.

On 23 April 2017, Episode 004 aired and featured "Lens", which included an alternative version featuring rapper Travis Scott. The next morning, Episode 005 aired with a Young Thug remix of the song "Slide On Me" from Ocean's 2016 video album Endless.[citation needed]

On 15 May 2017, Episode 006 aired with the first single from ASAP Mob's then-upcoming album Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy. "RAF" featured vocals from ASAP Rocky, Quavo, Lil Uzi Vert, two different rap verses from Ocean, and additional vocals from Playboi Carti. A solo version of "Biking" with no featured artists and a new third verse was also aired. After a summer hiatus due to Ocean performing at music festivals, the final episode of Blonded Radio aired on 27 August 2017 with the single "Provider".

List of episodes[edit]

No. Featured song Air date
001"Slide" – Calvin Harris featuring Frank Ocean and MigosFebruary 24, 2017 (2017-02-24)[3]
002"Chanel" – Frank Ocean, alternatively featuring A$AP RockyMarch 10, 2017 (2017-03-10)[5]
003"Biking" – Frank Ocean featuring Jay Z and Tyler, The CreatorApril 8, 2017 (2017-04-08)[1]
004"Lens" – Frank Ocean, alternatively featuring Travis ScottApril 23, 2017 (2017-04-23)
005"Slide On Me" – Frank Ocean featuring Young ThugApril 24, 2017 (2017-04-24)
006"RAF" – A$AP Mob featuring A$AP Rocky, Playboi Carti, Quavo, Lil Uzi Vert and Frank OceanMay 15, 2017 (2017-05-15)
007"Provider" – Frank OceanAugust 27, 2017 (2017-08-27)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Olivia Criaghead (April 8, 2017). "Here's Everything That Happened On Episode 3 Of Frank Ocean's Blonded Radio". The FADER. Retrieved April 8, 2017.
  2. ^ https://www.spin.com/2017/12/frank-ocean-grand-theft-auto-radio-station-blonded-los-santos/
  3. ^ a b "Listen Back to Frank Ocean's Brilliant 'blonded' Radio Show in Full". Noisey. February 24, 2017. Retrieved April 8, 2017.
  4. ^ Austin Williams (20 March 2017). "Frank Ocean's 'Chanel' is the most important song in the world right now". The Undefeated. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  5. ^ a b Shawn Setaro (March 10, 2017). "Listen to Episode 2 of Frank Ocean's Beats 1 Show". Complex. Retrieved April 8, 2017.
  6. ^ Charlotte Gush (10 April 2017). "watch frank ocean's new trailer, featuring a new track with jay z and tyler, the creator". i-D. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  7. ^ Michelle Geslani (February 24, 2017). "Stream Frank Ocean's surprise Beats 1 radio show blonded RADIO". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 8, 2017.
  8. ^ Olivia Craighead (March 10, 2017). "Here Are All The Songs That Played On The Second Episode Of Frank Ocean's Beats 1 Show". The FADER. Retrieved April 8, 2017.
  9. ^ C. Vernon Coleman II (March 11, 2017). "Frank Ocean Drops New Song "Chanel" and a Remix Featuring ASAP Rocky". XXL. Retrieved April 8, 2017.
  10. ^ Amanda Wicks (28 August 2017). "Listen to Frank Ocean Freestyle Over 2 Chainz's "Rolls Royce Bitch"". Pitchfork. Retrieved 7 March 2018.