Don’t usually post live performance videos, but this one is special. I don’t think any rapper has set themselves up for a bigger 2015 than Travi$ Scott. Days Before Rodeo was a low key drop yet still one of the most impressive mixtapes of the year, and I don’t think it’s even reached its peak yet in terms of who it’s reached, conversation surrounding it, etc. He’s a compelling character, his performances are incredibly live (I saw one for myself in NYC in September), and he’s tapped into a booming Atlanta market by utilizing Metro Boomin, Thug, Peewee Longway and others.
“Skyfall,” which Thug contributes a phenomenal guest verse to, is one of the biggest singles off the project, and this video captured by the king of ATL rap media Cam Kirk shines some light on just how effectively this song translates to live performance. Both Travi$ and Thug carry themselves like true rockstars, and the fans respond accordingly. I’m really excited to see where both artists take it in 2015; they’re two of my personal favorites at the moment, and I think they’re just what hip-hop needs right now.