Just a few days ago, it was revealed that Frank Ocean had gotten hold of his own radio station in “Grand Theft Auto Online,” the web version of the iconic video game. By downloading the “Doomsday Heist” update to the game, users receive the new blonded Los Santos 97.8 FM. It’s a radio station curated by Ocean himself, featuring various personalities and a playlist handpicked by the artist.
The newly made-over 97.8 FM features the same hosts as Ocean’s Beats 1 show “blonded RADIO.” Vegyn, Roof Access and Federico Aliprandi will all make appearances on the program. Gamers will also get the pleasure of listening to Ocean himself host the radio program, where he’ll be chatting and making music selections as you interact with the game’s world.
Musical selections for the program will include six previously released Ocean songs, as well as a playlist that includes music from Panda Bear, Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, Jay-Z and much, much more.
The enigmatic artist is still riding strong off of the success of his 2016 release “Blonde,” which wowed critics and fans alike with its patchwork-style incorporation of influences ranging from folk and jazz to hip-hop and R&B. To get the unique sound of the album, Ocean worked with various collaborators on the record, including English musician James Blake, who recently performed a cover of “Godspeed,” a gospel-infused track from “Blonde.” You can listen to Blake’s cover here.
Since “Blonde,” Ocean has teased a new album and released a string of singles, including “Chanel” and “Provider,” which will both be included on the playlist for the Grand Theft Auto radio station.
Here’s the trailer for the “Doomsday Heist” update to the game.
And here you can find the full playlist for the radio station below:
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