A$AP Rocky’s new track, “RAF,” premiered on Frank Ocean’s new Beats 1 show "Blonded" Monday morning. The song features Quavo, Lil Uzi Vert and Frank Ocean himself, who shows that his bars are just as good as the rest of the all-star cast. The “Ivy” singer also delivers two separate versions of his verse. You can check out the original version above and the alternate version below.
As Pitchfork pointed out, the sixth episode of "Blonded" featured an eclectic mix of music including LCD Soundsystem (who will be replacing Ocean at Sasquatch! Festival), Miley Cyrus, Burial, Erykah Badu and The Beatles. Frank gave a shout-out to The Beatles for helping to alleviate his writer’s block while working on Blonde. The Blonde track “White Ferrari” samples The Beatles’ “Here, There and Everywhere” and potions of Blonde were recorded at the famed Abbey Road Studio.
Ocean also played an unreleased, long form (14 minutes) solo version (the original featured Jay Z and Tyler, the Creator of his track “Biking.” As Complex reported, the singer also revealed whom he thinks is the greatest rapper of all time, Andre 3000. "You’re just not involved in top-5 conversations because you’re No. 1," Frank said.