Frank Ocean contributed two verses to the song. He explained to W Magazine
that at the time, he was practicing rap, working on structuring verses, trying different flows, and was writing a lot of verses. After being asked to contribute to "RAF," he jumped into his studio and quickly laid down some rhymes. When he played them to Rocky, the rapper responded animatedly, "Man, you rappin' like it's 2003."
Ocean took this observation to heart and penned another verse for the song. "I thought, All right, we want the bouncy today thing," he recalled. "Let me riff on that idea. And so I wrote that verse, and I sent it to him. And I told him, 'Tell me, what year are we now?'"