Surprise! Right in the middle of the MTV Video Music Awards, Frank Ocean provides new music in the form of the soulful “Provider.”
Premiered during an episode of Blonded Radio, the mellow cut allows Frank to share rest in peace wishes for cinema icon Stanley Kubrick after singing and rapping about his evenings on the loose.
“I’m fina start acting out if I don’t see him soon,” he rhymes. “My best friend ain’t backing out, it’s still on sight, fool / I’m the only one out here on the night, loose / Trophy case still light, body need a race stripe.”
During his Beats 1 radio show, Frank also unveiled a remix to “Rolls Royce Bitch” off 2 Chainz’s Pretty Girls Like Trap Music. Over Da Honorable C.N.O.T.E.’s production, Frank flexes his rap skills once again, rhyming about how much his Christmas experience has changed since his career has reached new heights.
“Can’t pay for play, Christmas Day, no Xbox,” he rhymes on the track. “Last Christmas Day was in LA with Flock / Pourin’ this red, sky gettin’ blue / We couldn’t tell if it’s IMAX or not.”
After unveiling blonde and Endless last year, Ocean has been steadily releasing new music this year through collaborations with the likes of JAY-Z, A$AP Rocky, Calvin Harris, Migos, Tyler, the Creator, and A$AP Mob.