Watch Frank Ocean Present Rick Rubin with Spotify's "Legendary Genius Award"
"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.
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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.
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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.