Frank Ocean - Solo (Reprise) Feat. Andre 3000

Not only is Frank Ocean (finally) back, he's also blessed us with the return of some Andre 3000 bars on Solo (Reprise). Letting Benjamin Andre take the lead, Frank's lyrics are slightly playful, slightly surreal, while the OutKast rapper goes in. Gunning for the rappers of today (originally thought to be about Drake but since dispelled), Andre's verse proves that, while he doesn't release a lot of work of late, he's still one of the very best in the game. Their collaboration on channel ORANGE, Pink Matter, was minimalist, focusing on the pull between spiritual and earthly pleasures (with some references to manga cartoons and aliens along the way), and featured Andre's endearing line If models are made for modeling / Thick girls are made for cuddlin’. Solo (Reprise) is less cuddly – 3 Stacks tells us that we don't really deserve his talent considering what else is being heralded as great, rapping: ‘I’m so naive I was under the impression that everyone wrote they own verses / It's comin' back different and yea that shit hurts me / I’m hummin' and whistlin' to those not deserving/ I’m stumbled and lived every word, was I working just way too hard?’