Frank Ocean’s Best Rap Verses | Genius News

Frank Ocean’s Best Rap Verses | Genius News


[HOST] Singer Frank Ocean doesn’t rap too
often but when he does, it stands out so we decided to take a look back at a few of his
best verses. First up, Frank delivered his early stand
out verse on the Odd Future crew staple, “Oldie” in 2012. The elusive singer often lent vocals and,
sometimes, bars for his fellow Odd Future members. He appeared on two tracks from Tyler, The
Creator’s debut album ‘Goblin’ in 2011. “She” which followed the demonic themes
that put Tyler on the map… … and “Window” where Frank reflects on the significance of his friendship with the rapper. the rapper. [TYLER] Frank’s older than me… And he would just always say, dude, you’re
going to get it soon. Don’t worry about it. He always had my back. [HOST] Frank linked up with another OF member
Earl Sweatshirt on “Super Rich Kids,” a fan-favorite from 2012’s ‘Channel Orange.’ As well as a year later on Earl’s “Sunday”
where Frank addressed a scuffle with singer Chris Brown and beating him to a Grammy for
Best Urban Contemporary Album. Ocean often cryptically posts on his Tumblr
with loosies like in 2012 with the chilled out, Pharrell Williams-produced “Blue Whale”
where he shouts out the iconic fictional hair commercial from the 1988 film, Coming To America,
as well as football Hall of Famer Jerry Rice. [HOST] His beat switches have also become
something of a trademark, with Frank often taking the opportunity to trade in his melodies
for flows to set a different tone like on ‘Channel Orange’s “Pyramids….” And on ‘Blonde’’s pitched-up verse from
“Nights” in 2016, where he refers to The 27 Club, a coincidental myth of influential
artists that have died at the age of 27. And on the pensive track, “Seigfried.” The same year, ‘Endless’ brought one of
his best rap verses with “UNITY” where he reflects on his path to stardom and why
he’s so elusive. Not long after ‘Blonde’ and ‘Endless,’
Frank appeared on the star-studded cut, “RAF” from A$AP Mob’s ‘Cozy Tapes Vol. 2’
in 2017. The track featured 2 verses, showing his range
as a rapper. He followed up with a bundle of loosies showcasing
his lyricism and various flows. “Biking,” first came out with verses from
frequent collaborator Tyler, The Creator and Brooklyn’s Jay-Z but the solo cut featured
a bonus Frank-verse that excited fans and critics. Though Frank hasn’t hinted at any new music,
fans are definitely hungry for more. What’s your favorite Frank Ocean verse? Let us know in the comments. I’m Delisa with Genius News bringing you
the meaning and the knowledge behind the music.

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100 Comments

  1. No Futura Free or Purity mention…the latter which is at worst my second favorite song ever. Go through that verse line by line. It’s insane. And he displays so many different flows/techniques in the same verse. Ridiculous.

  2. HOW Y'ALL GONNNA CUT OFF OLDIE RIGHT BEFORE,
    "I'm high and I'm bi, wait, I mean I'm straight.
    Imma get you this wine, the runner just brought the grapes my brother"

  3. Why put the energy to make a best verses list on frank ocean who claims to not be a rapper. Use that on kdot cole Eminem Wayne pac biggie ASAP Kanye hov etc…

  4. Frank Ocean is legit my favorite singer (because my mom listened to Chanel orange when I was younger) and for 5 years I was (and still is)obsessed with him

  5. “Pimpin in my convo, bubbles in my champagne, let it be some jazz playing, top floor motel suite twisting my cigars, floor model TV with the VCR” – pyramids
    I was low key expecting that song to be in this video lol

  6. Favourite verse has gotta be
    "if i could see through walls i could see youre fakin
    if you could see my thoughts you would see our faces"
    gets me every time.

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