I appreciate Travi$ Scott for making me look good just like I’ve appreciated artists like Chance The Rapper and Makonnen for doing the same in the past. One of my final tweets of 2014 was THIS, and I meant that for a whole bunch of reasons. Basically, Travi$ executed 2014 perfectly. No one wanted to deal with an excessive amount of hype; Travi$ dropped Days Before Rodeo—arguably the rap tape of the year—virtually out of the blue. The world wanted to hear more production out of Atlanta; Travi$ delivered, and he recruited Thug, Quan and Peewee for features on top of that. No one had time for long projects; Travi$ capped DBR off at 12 songs.
And beyond all the intangibles, the music was really fucking good. Tonight, moments after officially announcing the rumored tour with Thug and Metro Boomin, Travi$ delivered two new records, both of which can be found below. I like the joint with Thugger and Party, and it’s probably gonna grow on me. But I’m not going to stop listening to the Future-assisted “High Fashion” the rest of the night. Future is literally on fire–he dropped two classic (yes, classic) mixtapes in the past FOUR months—and the hook he laces this one with is truly beautiful.
Stream both below. Twice. HERE are the tour dates via the homies at ILLROOTS. See you in LA.