AceShowbiz - R&B star Frank Ocean reprised his role as a radio host on Tuesday, November 06 to record an Election Day special for U.S. voters.
The "Thinkin Bout You" hitmaker hasn't offered up a new instalment of his "Blonded Radio" show on Apple Music's Beats 1 since August, 2017, but the elusive singer returned to the airwaves this week with an episode titled, "Blonded Midterms pt. 1".
In between songs, Frank and his friends urged listeners to get to the polls as they discussed a variety of election-related topics, including voter suppression, growing racial tensions, and the rise of the alt-right conservative movement in America.
Frank also surprised fans by announcing a series of pop-up shops in Miami, Atlanta, Houston and Dallas, where devotees could pick up free merchandise if they offered proof that they had voted.
The chosen cities are key battlegrounds for Democrats in the midterms - Andrew Gillum is fighting to become the first black Governor of Florida, while Georgia's gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is aiming to make history as the first female African-American to win a state's highest office, and Congressman Beto O'Rourke is hoping to win over voters in conservative Texas to oust incumbent Republican senator and former presidential wannabe Ted Cruz.
Alerting social media followers to the Election Day giveaway, Frank wrote, "Bring proof (a photo of you at the ballot) that you voted to any of the locations below and get some free merch. Because God bless America."