Solo (Reprise)


  • An interlude of sort, this fast-paced track is performed entirely by André 3000. The OutKast rapper's single verse continues the theme of isolation Frank Ocean sung about on the earlier Blonde track "Solo."
  • Ocean and André 3000 worked together before on the Channel Orange track "Pink Matter."
  • The song quickly gained traction online due to André calling out artists in the business who don't write their own material.

    After 20 years in, I'm so naive
    I was under the impression
    That everyone wrote they own verses
    It's comin' back different and yeah that s--t hurts me

    The topic of rappers who use ghostwriters has been high profile since 2015 when Meek Mill accused Drake of not writing his own raps and the pair exchanged diss tracks.
  • This was produced by Kanye and Beyoncé collaborator Mike Dean. The hip-hop record producer also mastered Ocean's visual album, Endless.


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Gary LewisSongwriter Interviews

Gary Lewis and the Playboys had seven Top 10 hits despite competition from The Beatles. Gary talks about the hits, his famous father, and getting drafted.

Edwin McCainSongwriter Interviews

"I'll Be" was what Edwin called his "Hail Mary" song. He says it proves "intention of the songwriter is 180 degrees from potential interpretation by an audience."

Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear: Teddy Bears and Teddy Boys in SongsSong Writing

Elvis, Little Richard and Cheryl Cole have all sung about Teddy Bears, but there is also a terrifying Teddy song from 1932 and a touching trucker Teddy tune from 1976.

Tom Waits Lyrics QuizMusic Quiz

Pool balls, magpies and thorns without roses - how well do you know your Tom Waits lyrics?

Who Did It First?Music Quiz

Do you know who recorded the original versions of these ten hit songs?

Jesus In Pop Hits: The Gospel Songs That Went MainstreamSong Writing

These overtly religious songs crossed over to the pop charts, despite resistance from fans, and in many cases, churches.