Frank Ocean launches 'Grand Theft Auto' radio station
It’ll feature tunes from himself, JAY-Z, SWV, Marvin Gaye, Future and more.
Anytime Frank Ocean takes to his Tumblr page, you know something is in the works or on his mind. It’s where he penned his tribute to Prince and his response to the Orlando nightclub shooting, where he teased the ever-elusive Boys Don’t Cry project, where he first shared the lyrics to “Chanel,” where he long ago shared his cover of the Aaliyah-by-way-of-Isley Brothers’ “(At Your Best) You Are Love.” And, most recently, it’s where he hinted at the possibility of an unreleased album.
Well, yesterday, he used the platform again, this time to share a screenshot of what appears to be available radio stations on Grand Theft Auto. And from the looks of the photo, the video game is offering a “Blonded Los Santos 97.8 FM.” It notably shares a name with Ocean’s real radio show on Beats 1, blonded RADIO.
It has since been confirmed by Pitchfork that the game’s new installment, Doomsday Heist, will indeed include the aforementioned station. It will be helmed by the hosts of Ocean’s real Beats 1 show and, much like that one, he will make musical selections and sporadically chat on-air. In addition to having his “Provider,” “Ivy,” “Crack Rock,” “Chanel,” “Nights,” and “Pretty Sweet” in rotation, the playlist will also include music from JAY-Z, SWV, ScHoolboy Q, Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, Future, Lil Uzi Vert, Migos, and more.