“Come get this thang”
Earlier this week, Spotify held its inaugural Secret Genius Awards, commemorating the behind-the-scenes producers, songwriters and players behind some the platform’s highest stream counts.
Winners included J Kash, Max Martin, Starrah and PARTYNEXTDOOR amongst others, but also featured a special dedication to Rick Rubin, Spotify’s first “Legendary Genius” award recipient. To deliver the honor, former collaborator and “friend” to the Def Jam co-founder and production pioneer, Frank Ocean. The singer offered predictable few words in the rare public appearance, only demanding that Rubin “Come get this thang!,” smiling warmly as the hip-hop shaman took the stage to claim his award. A brief video of the exchange has surfaced. You can view it above.
Ocean’s latest transmission arrived via blondedRADIO with the premiere of the new single “Provider,” presumably his final broadcast in the year-long Beats 1 Radio series. Rubin, on the other hand, just released a track with D.R.A.M., hinting at a trippy new era with the Virginia singer. Hopefully, there’s more to come on that front.