A$AP Rocky – “RAF” (Feat. Frank Ocean, Quavo, & Lil Uzi Vert)

Lately, Frank Ocean has taken to releasing new music, in single-song installments, on blonded Radio, his show for Apple Music’s Beats 1 Radio. A couple of weeks ago, he gave us “Lens” and a remix of “Slide On Me” with Young Thug. And on last night’s episode, he shared a couple of new tracks, as well: An extended solo version of “Biking,” the Jay Z/Tyler, The Creator collab he released last month, and A$AP Rocky’s fashion-themed posse cut “RAF.” The latter song features Ocean in rap-monster mode, which is not something we get to hear often. On “RAF,” Ocean flosses hard while still sounding broken and emotional, and he also, I’d argue, outshining Rocky and the song’s other two rappers, Quavo and Lil Uzi Vert. Below, listen to radio rips of both “RAF” and that extended version of “Biking.” First, here’s “RAF”:

And here’s the alternate version of “Biking”:

On the same radio show, he thanked the Beatles for “almost single-handedly getting me out of writer’s block.”