Travis Scott – Days Before Rodeo

Days Before Rodeo (2014)

This week was La Flame’s 28th birthday, and the Houston artist sits amongst Rap’s elite with two No. 1 albums and 7 Grammy nominations. He has grown into the type of star that makes other artists wary of his release dates. It was back in the summer of 2014 though, that Travis Scott cemented his rep in hip hop through the release of his second project β€˜π˜‹π˜’π˜Ίπ˜΄ π˜‰π˜¦π˜§π˜°π˜³π˜¦ π˜™π˜°π˜₯π˜¦π˜°β€™. ⁣⁣
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β€˜π˜‹π˜’π˜Ίπ˜΄ π˜‰π˜¦π˜§π˜°π˜³π˜¦ π˜™π˜°π˜₯π˜¦π˜°β€™ was released on August 18th 2014 for free by T.I’s Grand Hustle Records. At the time Travis (Jacques Webster II) was a protΓ©gΓ© of both T.I & Kanye West’s, contributing his edgy production skills to create the uniquely sonic sounds on β€˜π˜ π˜¦π˜¦π˜»π˜Άπ˜΄β€™ in 2013. That year Travis also boasted production credits on Jay-Z’s β€˜π˜”π˜’π˜¨π˜―π˜’ 𝘊𝘒𝘳𝘡𝘒 𝘏𝘰𝘭𝘺 𝘎𝘳𝘒π˜ͺ𝘭 ’ & Wale’s β€˜π˜›π˜©π˜¦ 𝘎π˜ͺ𝘧𝘡𝘦π˜₯’, proving his value behind the boards. Webster would lay the frame work for his hazy, auto-tuned sound on π˜‹π˜‰π˜™, with raging singles such as β€˜Mamacita’ & β€˜Upper Echelon’ building off of his 2013 β€˜π˜–π˜Έπ˜­ π˜—π˜©π˜’π˜³π˜’π˜°π˜©β€™ mixtape. The β€˜π˜šπ˜ͺ𝘀𝘬𝘰 π˜”π˜°π˜₯π˜¦β€™ artist impressively samples the British band the 1975 on the track β€˜π˜‹π˜°π˜―β€™π˜΅ π˜—π˜­π˜’π˜Ίβ€™, showing his versatility alongside BIG Sean. ⁣⁣
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π˜‹π˜‰π˜™ would act as the debut to collaborations with Atlanta’s Migos & FK 1st. Notable contributors on the project also include PeeWee Longway, Young Thug & Metro Boomin. π˜‹π˜‰π˜™ was created β€œfor the kids” to rage to as per a 2014 tweet by Travis, and it served as a prequel to Travis’s studio album β€˜π˜™π˜°π˜₯π˜¦π˜°β€™. ⁣⁣
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What’s your favourite song on the legendary project? ⁣⁣

 

 

(Travis & Metro working on a beat for DBR or Rodeo)