New Grand Theft Auto Online Update Adds Frank Ocean Blonded Radio Station

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In a surprising move by Rockstar, today’s Grand Theft Auto Online Doomsday Heist update adds a brand new radio station created in collaboration with critically acclaimed R&B artist Frank Ocean.

Teased yesterday on Frank’s Tumblr account, the radio station, Blonded Los Santos, is inspired by Frank’s former Beats 1 Show, Blonded Radio.

The station’s tracklist features some of the songs Frank premiered on the show, and tracks by artists such as JAY-Z, Aphex Twin, Curtis Mayfield, and Migos, among others.

This isn’t exactly unheard of in GTA Online, as fellow musician Flying Lotus already has his own radio station in game, FlyLo FM.

Frank Ocean’s albums, the free mixtape Nostalgia, ULTRA, his commercial debut channel ORANGE, and last year’s Endless and Blonde, have all received critical acclaim. Since its release in 2013, Grand Theft Auto V has become the third best selling video game of all time.

Blonded Los Santos is available now alongside the new Doomsday Heist in GTA Online, the multiplayer component of Grand Theft Auto V.



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  1. CyborgNinja
    December 13, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Are people still playing GTA Online?

  2. TheOnceAndFutureKing
    December 13, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    Im guessing stupid kids who waste their parents money on microtransactions

  3. Fear Me I Am Free
    Fear Me I Am Free
    December 13, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    Eh, I tend to go back when there’s a new update, but usually it’s super expensive so I quit not long after. I refuse to buy micro-bucks.

  4. Fear Me I Am Free
    Fear Me I Am Free
    December 13, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    I wish they would add some single player dlc.

  5. CyborgNinja
    December 14, 2017 at 4:02 am

    I did the same for the first couple of years but got bored. The constant updates to missions to incentivize micro-transactions didn’t help either.

  6. ProxyDoug
    December 14, 2017 at 8:51 am

    Never heard of him. Is he good?

  7. Fear Me I Am Free
    Fear Me I Am Free
    December 14, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Well at least you can make some money off the new Heists because everyone is playing them. It’s just too bad without friends, they are impossible to do because randoms are usually terrible.

  8. Snorlaxation
    December 14, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    he is. depending on who you ask, he started off ok, but has been getting progressively better.

  9. Kakaku
    December 14, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    I quite playing GTA V Online after they cancelled support for the PS3 version. Prices were already pretty bad back then. How much worse has it gotten?