Astroworld - Travis Scott
The wait is over, Travis Scott fans can finally feast on the third studio album by the 26 year old Houston rapper.Travis Scott is a generational talent within the music industry, from his debut project Owl Pharaoh released in 2013 it was with no doubt Travis Scott had the potential to change the direction of sound, especially within the Hip Hop genre. From the school of artists such as Kanye West and DJ screw, Travis creates music that feels like a journey, therefore making way for the concept of his most recent offering 'Astroworld'.
After an amazing whirlwind of promotion this past week with a giant sculpture of Scott’s head appeared on top of a Amoeba Music store in Los Angeles.Multiple copies of the sculpture appeared in various other locations, including Scott's hometown of Houston, Texas and in New York city at the Bathing Ape flagship store. After significant internet speculation, the release date for Astroworld was announced on July 30, 2018 through social media, alongside an album trailer
Travis Scott has been noted informing his listeners that Astroworld was an amusement park in his native Houston that was destroyed, Travis explained to GQ "They tore down AstroWorld to build more apartment space. That’s what it’s going to sound like, like taking an amusement park away from kids. We want it back. We want the building back. That’s why I’m doing it. It took the fun out of the city.” Travis aims to bring a new structure and sound to music today. After the success of his last album Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight' that boasted singles such as 'Beibs In The Trap', 'Pick Up The Phone' and 'Goosebumps' Travis Scott is back after a 2 year gap with a career defining album that is make or break.
Travis calls on the talents of Drake, Quavo, Frank Ocean, Kid Cudi, The Weeknd, Sheck Wes, 070 Shake, Gunna, Stevie Wonder, John Mayer and more on this project. He takes his listener on a roller coaster experience of sound. After listening to the album is Travis one of the best artists in this generation? let us know in the comments below!