SONG: "Sweet Life" + "Super Rich Kids"
STANDOUT LYRICS: Livin' in Ladera Heights, the black Beverly Hills/Domesticated paradise, palm trees and pools/The water's blue, swallow the pill and And some don’t end the way they should/My silver spoon has fed me good/A million one, a million cash/Close my eyes and feel the crash
STORY: Riches are both a blessing and a curse. On channel ORANGE, Frank Ocean made sure to address the dueling fascinations with wealth and all that it encompasses over two songs. On one end, being born into money is wondrous, so why not indulge in all the privileges that come with the title? The other side is a cynical look at how the riches can sour your life and the people that are in/around it. Placing himself into the center of a written work, experiencing both sides of the same coin would be genius.