Frank Ocean has got his own radio station – on video game ‘Grand Theft Auto Online’.
The 30-year-old R&B singer has curated a playlist of songs which will be made available to players of the open world crime title when they download new update ‘The Doomsday Heist’, a massive expansion pack adding missions and fresh story content which launched on Tuesday (12.12.17).
The station is called Blonded, sharing the same name as his Beats 1 radio show on Apple Music, and features songs from a vast array of artists, including Curtis Mayfield, Burial, Aphex Twin, Marvin Gaye and Jay-Z.
Ocean has also included five of his own tracks; ‘Ivy’, ‘Crack Rock’, ‘Chanel’, ‘Nights’ and ‘Pretty Sweet’.
The show is hosted by regular Blonded presenters Vegyn, Roof Access, and Federico Aliprandi – while Ocean himself can be heard at various intervals speaking with the hosts and making track selections.
‘Grand Theft Auto Online’ developer Rockstar kept news of Ocean’s involvement in the update a closely guarded secret, but they have a long history of including acclaimed songs on the in-car radio stations ever since releasing ‘Grand Theft Auto III’ back in 2001.
Full playlist for Frank Ocean’s ‘Grand Theft Auto Online’ radio show:
Todd Rundgren – International Feel
Panda Bear – Mr. Noah
Frank Ocean – Provider
ScHoolboy Q – Kno Ya Wrong [ft. Lance Skiiiwalker]
SWV – Rain
Joy Again – On a Farm
Frank Ocean – Ivy
Curtis Mayfield – So In Love
Marvin Gaye – When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You
Les Ya Toupas Du Zaire – Je Ne Bois Pas Beaucoup
Drexciya – Andreaen Sand Dunes
JAY-Z – Dead Presidents II
Frank Ocean – Crack Rock
M.C. Mack – EZ Come EZ Go
Aphex Twin – IZ-US
Burial – Hiders
Future – Codeine Crazy
Frank Ocean – Chanel
Lil Uzi Vert – For Real
Migos – First 48
Suspect – Fbg
Frank Ocean – Nights
Gunna – YSL [ft. Playboi Carti]
Chief Keef – Winnin [ft. King Louie]
Lil’ Sko – Miss White Cocaine
JME – Man Dont Care [ft. Giggs]
(Sandy) Alex G – Master
Frank Ocean – Pretty Sweet