Odd Future‘s Frank Ocean and Tyler, the Creator are letting everyone know they’re not the only ones craving some new Jigga music. The duo have linked up with rap mogul Jay Z for their new “Biking” single.
The unexpected audio gem premiered online this weekend and features the trio holding their own.
Hov sets the table on the track, kicking things off with rhymes about bikes, ice, and the circle of life. “Life goes in cycles,” he raps. “What comes around goes around / So before it goes down / Get you some icicles.” The theme carries on. After Jigga calls himself “E.T. on the handles,” Frank delivers a memorable hook that also references biking and jewelry. “I’m bikin’ these blocks,” he sings. (Rap-Up)
"BIKING" By Frank, Jay and I. My Lyrics. pic.twitter.com/Qp3dSfG5TG
— Tyler, The Creator (@tylerthecreator) April 8, 2017
A few months ago, producer Zaytoven talked about working with Jay Z.
“This is me having no idea that he even cared about my music. First thing [Jay Z] said [to Big Jon], ‘Tell him when he come over, make sure he bring them beats with them strings and pianos in it.’ So that means he’s paying attention to what I’m doing. I feel like I’ve been behind the scenes, making music all this time but I’ve been making it just to satisfy my demographic.” (Billboard)
The Southern producer also said the studio session results could land on both of their projects.
“I didn’t know how far it was reaching. So when Jay Z invited me to his house and told me what type of beats he wanted, it opened my mind up to be like, ‘My music is reaching everybody and touching people in a certain way.’ There’s a distinct something when they hear my music. I feel like [the collaboration] is gonna be for both of [our projects]. I know it’s going to be a trophy for me.” (Billboard)
Back in January, Jay hooked up with rap star Rick Ross for some studio sessions.