Solo (Reprise)

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  • 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.
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