Those who elected to stay in for the night on Friday, March 10th were rightfully rewarded with a surprise edition of Frank Ocean’s Beats 1 Radio specialty show, Blonded Radio.
Given that this is only the second time Blonded Radio has graced the Apple Music radio airwaves—the other instance following the release of “Slide” with Calvin Harris and Migos—a feeling of urgency arose as the Beats 1 Twitter abruptly announced its 10 P.M. start time. A little past an hour into the show, listeners were lucky enough to experience Ocean unleash his new single, “Chanel.” From about 11:20 P.M. until the shows slated midnight conclusion, the single played on loop in all its mysterious glory. Some, however, noticed a different version of the song being played near the halfway point of this loop- one featuring a different outro as well as an additional verse from PRETTY FLVCKO JODYE, also known as A$AP Rocky.
Over what appears to be a chopped and screwed version of the original beat, Rocky adopts Frank’s laid-back flow, speaking on everything from his past relationship with Chanel Iman to a comparison to Karl Lagerfeld, head designer and creative director for the Chanel fashion house. For those who missed this edition of Blonded Radio and those who cannot bear to wait for an official release, fear not- this Flacko-assisted version is available to stream on SoundCloud.