Frank Ocean Interviews Jay Z About the Sorry State of Modern Radio

Frank Ocean photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images, Jay Z photo by Stephen Lovekin-Getty Images for M2M Construction

Turns out Frank Ocean had another trick up his sleeve today. During the surprise broadcast of his new Beats 1 radio show “blonded RADIO” this afternoon, he aired excerpts from a conversation between himself and Jay Z. Jay bemoaned the state of modern radio, saying “these places are not even based on music” and “a person like Bob Marley right now probably wouldn’t play on a pop station. Which is crazy.” Read more quotes below. And listen here, starting first at the 1 hour and 3 minute mark and then at the 1 hour 53 minute mark.

“blonded RADIO” also featured tracks by artists such as Prince, Sade, Nao, Outkast, Pixies, Dirty Projectors, Stevie Wonder, um, Celine Dion, and, of course, Frank, including his new song with Calvin Harris and Migos, “Slide.” Vegyn, Roof Access, and Federico Aliprandi served as guest hosts. It’s unclear if the show is a one-off event or a recurring series.

Jay Z said:

Take radio for instance. It’s pretty much an advertisement model. You take these pop stations, they’re reaching 18-34 young white females. So they’re playing…