The station, called "Blonded, is hosted by Vegyn, Roof Access and Federico Aliprandi – who, the outlet points out, also hosted the singer's real-world radio show blonded RADIO. Ocean shows up in-game on the station, "[talking to the hosts and [picking] some music choices."
This feature was seemingly put into the game secretly by Rockstar. Though it heavily-advertised The Doomsday Heist, a massive expansion adding new online story content and missions, word of Ocean's involvement with the game's soundtrack was kept under wraps until the update's release, mentioned only briefly in Rockstar's official newspost as "a surprise on the radio" . A press-release sent out earlier today for the update makes no mention of the radio station.
This is just one example of the Grand Theft Auto series' long history of great radio stations. Since the release of Grand Theft Auto III in 2001, the games always receive high-praise for their use of licensed songs mixed with develope Rockstar's own unique radio stations and DJs.
As the one may expect, the station features numerous songs from Ocean, but also features Curtis Mayfield, Jay-Z and the massively-popular rap trio Migos. The entire list of new songs added to the game in the Blonded station, via Out, are as follows:
- Todd Rundgren - "International Feel"
- Panda Bear - "Mr. Noah"
- Frank Ocean - "Provider"
- ScHoolboy Q - "Kno Ya Wrong" featuring 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" f. Playboi Carti
- Chief Keef - "Winnin" f. King Louie
- Lil' Sko - "Miss White Cocaine"
- JME - "Man Dont Care" f. Giggs
- (Sandy) Alex G - "Master"
- Frank Ocean - "Pretty Sweet"