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Travis Scott Rodeo

Travis Scott Rodeo

Travis Scott Rodeo

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When Travis Scott moved on after a brief but intense relationship, he shared a short, cryptic poem that included a number of references to him. These references have since been analyzed in depth, and they reveal a deep fascination with cycles, repetition, circularity, and shifting dynamics. “Bringing back the old stuff, savoring it,” the lyrics state, “What’s old will come back”.

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Rodeo is the debut studio album by American rapper and record producer Travis Scott. It was released on September 4, 2015, through Grand Hustle Records and distributed by Epic Records. The album features guest appearances from Quavo, Future, 2 Chainz, Juicy J, Kacy Hill, The Weeknd, Swae Lee, Chief Keef, Kanye West, Justin Bieber, Young Thug, Toro y Moi and Schoolboy Q, while the production was provided by Scott himself, alongside several high-profile record producers such as WondaGurl, Allen Ritter, Mike Dean, Metro Boomin, Frank Dukes, and Sonny Digital, among others.

Rodeo was supported by two singles: "3500" and "Antidote". The latter became his highest-charting single in the US Billboard Hot 100 at the time, peaking at number 16. The album received generally favorable reviews from critics and debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200. In May 2017, the album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). (Source: en.wikipedia.org It's like a Beyoncé concert. The carnival, the livestock, and the show are all parts of the event. I feel like that's how my life is. The carnival is like my imagination—it's the drive behind my vision. Even though I don't feel like I'm at a point where my shit is at an all time high, we're working to get there. We are working to get to the level of where your magazine is and to stand on that level. The livestock show is the road to get to where I'm going. At this point, I'm riding a bull for just eight seconds and it's hard as fuck. But we made it. (Source:en.wikipedia.org))

"Flying High" features background vocals by Pharrell Williams (Source: en.wikipedia.org "Flying High" contains a portion of "Slide", written by Mark Adams, Carter Bradley, Tim Dozier, Mark Hicks, Tom Lockett, Jr., Floyd Miller, Danny Webster, and Orion Wilhoite, as performed by Slave. (Source:en.wikipedia.org))

Breihan, Tom (January 27, 2016). "Travi$ Scott – "Nothing But Net" (Feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR & Young Thug) & "High Fashion" (Feat. Future)". Stereogum. Archived from the original on November 4, 2016. Retrieved November 2, 2016. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

It’s like a Beyoncé concert. The carnival, the livestock, and the show are all parts of the event. I feel like that’s how my life is. The carnival is like my imagination—it’s the drive behind my vision. Even though I don’t feel like I’m at a point where my shit is at an all time high, we’re working to get there. We are working to get to the level of where your magazine is and to stand on that level. The livestock show is the road to get to where I’m going. At this point, I’m riding a bull for just eight seconds and it’s hard as fuck. But we made it. (Source: genius.com)

Rodeo was an introduction to what Travis Scott was capable of and what he could bring to the table. He emphasized that by his high energy and quality of production he had at his disposal in order to fulfill his vision. The production on the tracks were a standout for the album, as the album credits are just absolutely stacked with hit-making producers such as Mike Dean, Metro Boomin, and Wondagurl. The producers come together on this project to deliver dark, melodic, and adventurous instrumentals to fit Travis Scott’s creative vision. Travis is known as a creative mastermind, a reason why Kanye put him under his wing and signed him to his own label. The quality of the production and the execution on the overall project is no surprise due to Travis’ production talents. (Source: writetheworld.com)

My pressing has lots of surface noise and the vocals have horrible distortion to them, especially on Pray 4 Love and Flying High with all the effects, autotune, etc. Definitely my worst sounding record. 3500 even skips right at the very end right before side A can finish up. Such a disappointment because this pressing is great otherwise. Might just sell it and buy the deluxe CD instead. (Source: www.discogs.com)

My pressing has lots of surface noise and the vocals have horrible distortion to them, especially on Pray 4 Love and Flying High with all the effects, autotune, etc. Definitely my worst sounding record. 3500 even skips right at the very end right before side A can finish up. Such a disappointment because this pressing is great otherwise. Might just sell it and buy the deluxe CD instead. (Source: www.discogs.com)

As far as trap albums go this has to be the best. Travis works well with his producers and features to make this album as enjoyable asAs far as trap albums go this has to be the best. Travis works well with his producers and features to make this album as enjoyable as possible. Pornography is the first track and it kinda starts this narrative of what the rodeo is it starts out slow but after TI talks a second time it gets faster paced 6/10. Oh My Dis Side is a song with Quavo talking about their come up (Travis from Houston, and Quavo from Atlanta) 9/10. 3500 would be one of the best songs in the album if it weren't for Future's lacking (Not Bad) feature. Travis has a great verse and hook, so does 2Chainz 8/10. Wasted is this dark song about getting drunk and high in Houston has a sampled hook from Pimp C (R.I.P.) and a good verse from Juicy J 8/10. 90210 has to be Travis' best song the first part of it is dark, and he talks about a "Pornstar girl" who moves to Hollywood as a prostitute or stripper, and she's hooked on drugs because she's hooked on being low. The second part of the song has a nice 90's type beat and talks about his new fame and fortune 10/10. Pray 4 Love is a slow song and probably my least favorite out of everything on here, it's very slow, and the weekend's autotune sounds bad on the hook 4/10. Nightcrawler is a party anthem that has a hypnotic hook and a decent verse from Chief Keef 8/10. Piss on your Grave has the weirdest song idea on the Album, and Kanye's feature is off the wall 5/10. Antidote was the lead single of this album and the middle part is lacking, but comes back with the ending verse 8/10. Impossible is another great song and a better love song than the song on this album called Pray 4 Love, this is one of the songs where Travis shows how much better he is at using autotune than anyone else in the scene right now 10/10. Flying high is a great song with a great feature by Toro y Moi the production is insane in this track 9/10. I can Tell is a song about things Travis can tell you about his hometown Houston, TX 8/10. Apple Pie is the explanation and finishing track of this album it explains that the rodeo was him growing up in Texas 8/10. This is the best trap album period. Everything it has is better than most trap albums (Except for lyrics on half of the songs) (Source: www.metacritic.com)

Fav Tracks: Oh my, 3500, Wasted, 90210, Nightcrawler, Antidote, Impossible, Flying High , I Can Tell, and Apple Pie (Source: www.metacritic.com)

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"Best Albums of 2015". Complex. December 1, 2015. Archived from the original on June 23, 2015. Retrieved December 17, 2015. (Source:

It was included in several “Best Albums of 2015” lists, including Clash, Complex, and HipHopDX. (Source: genius.com)

The pivotal release in the soon-to-be-superstar’s career, Rodeo pinpoints the moment the Houston rapper took his murky vision wide-screen, making the Kanye protégé’s syrupy, post-Yeezus goth-rap palatable to the mainstream. There’s a lot going on on Travis Scott’s major-label debut: dirtbag bangers with the distortion turned to 11 (done best on the Swae Lee and Chief Keef collab “Nightcrawler”), unexpectedly catchy sing-along anthems (“Antidote,” at the time Scott’s biggest hit to date), depraved Justin Bieber verses (the wonderfully strange “Maria I’m Drunk”), and grunge-rap numbers on which Kanye threatens to piss on your grave (on, well, take a wild guess). The expanded edition introduces two new songs into the fold: the evil-sounding ScHoolboy Q collab “Ok Alright” and the psychedelic “Never Catch Me,” on which Scott raps, “My fifteen seconds lasted a little longer.” True. (Source: music.apple.com)

 

 

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