By Ngozi Nwanji
When you’re co-signed by Kanye West, you’re already on your way to legendary status. Travis Scott started off as a producer and moved forward to becoming a rapper. He began his rap career by being a part of a musical duo with his friend, Chris Holloway, and their stage name was The Graduates. His solo career took off in 2013 with his debut mixtape, Owl Pharaoh, which was raved by hip-hop critics. The success of the mixtape helped gain him a spot on the 2013 XXL Freshman list. His debut album, Days Before Rodeo, was also met with positive reviews and Scott released the album for free.
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“I need fake n*ggas to get way back/James Harden with the range on me n*gga way back.” Scott’s biggest musical influence, Kid Cudi, is featured on this track along with Swizz Beatz. Jay-Z’s “Roc Boys” is sampled, which instantly makes the track hot. The first half of the track has a smooth summer feel to it just in time for the end of the season. One never knows what to expect when it comes to Scott’s song switchups.
Typically on albums, interludes are just fillers and are almost completely looked over. This Scott track is possibly on the top 10 list for best production of 2016. TDE’s Ricci Rierra produced the track and “Me & U” singer, Cassie, is responsible for the soothing vocals that help make it an even more magical experience.
This is one of Scott’s favorite songs on BITTSM and it shows a different side to his musical style. Bryson Tiller was the perfect fit for the track’s smooth and laidback R&B vibe. The song gives off a chill vibe and is a nice song to ride around in on a summer night.
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Scott took his artistry to another level with his sophomore album. If you come into listening to the album expecting to be underwhelmed, you will most likely be in for a great surprise. At times with albums that have many features, it can take away from the quality of the album. With BITTSM, Scott doesn’t allow the features to take away from his shine and each feature had a clear purpose. BITTSM is on the way of being a contender for one of the best albums of 2016.