Travi$ Scott swoops in with a trio of new releases and album news
The Houston rapper also announces a set of Listen Out sideshows
Amid all of the Frank Ocean hysteria, the disappointment of Travi$ Scott fans — also expecting a new album from the Houston rapper on August 5 — seemed to get a bit lost. Then, unlike Ocean, Travi$ Scott fans received glimmers of hope that their hero's second studio album would be released sooner rather than later. A fact now confirmed thanks to the debut episode of Scott's new Apple Music/Beats 1 radio show, .WAV, as the man himself has announced new album Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight will finally see its release on August 26.
AUGUST 26 2016— TRAVIS SCOTT (@trvisXX) August 12, 2016
SEE U THEN
That's not all fans got from the inaugural episode of .WAV, with Scott further teasing what fans can expect from the upcoming album, announcing collaborations with names such as Kendrick Lamar, Kamaiyah, Cashmere Cat and the rapper's personal idol Kid Cudi, and releasing a trio of new songs/remixes.
The first of the releases finds Travi$ Scott barging in to relieve fellow trap act, and frequent collaborator, Young Thug of his guest duties on recent Usher single, No Limit. Coming in at the end of the song, the No Limit remix finds Travi$ Scott taking more of a backseat role than usual, allowing himself to fall in line behind Usher on the R&B star's own song.
The second of the remixes debuted by Travi$ Scott shows no such example of a subdued, subtle Scott, as the Houston rapper jumps on to Alicia Keys single In Common alongside hip hop superstar Kanye West. Seeing the opportunity to show out between two music heavyweights, Travi$ Scott brings with him a beat switch up and all of the very best elements of his personal sound to transform the soulful songstress' single in to an alluring, party starting jam.
The final new release debuted on Scott's .WAV radio show sees the trap star taking the duties solo over production overseen by talents Boi-1da, Allen Ritter and Vinylz. Fans will be hoping The Hooch is a taste of what to expect from Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, but given Scott's subsequent statement against album singles, there's no telling if The Hooch will, indeed, be included on the final tracklist for Scott's sophomore album. Nonetheless, new Travi$ Scott is, as always, cause for great celebration.
Australian hip hop fans are also getting set to witness Travi$ Scott live for themselves, as the trap superstar has been announced as one of the headline acts for the upcoming Listen Out festival, as well as announcing two 18+ Listen Out sideshows for fans to get a chance to see all of the chaos and greatness of the rapper's live shows for themselves. See the dates below, and head over to Live Nation now for ticketing information.
September 27 — 170 Russell, Melbourne, VIC
September 28, Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW