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 ‘𝘋𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘉𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘙𝘰𝘥𝘦𝘰’.
‘𝘋𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘉𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘙𝘰𝘥𝘦𝘰’ was released on August 18th 2014 for free by T.I’s Grand Hustle Records. At the time Travis (Jacques Webster II) was a protégé of both T.I & Kanye West’s, contributing his edgy production skills to create the uniquely sonic sounds on ‘𝘠𝘦𝘦𝘻𝘶𝘴’ in 2013. That year Travis also boasted production credits on Jay-Z’s ‘𝘔𝘢𝘨𝘯𝘢 𝘊𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘢 𝘏𝘰𝘭𝘺 𝘎𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘭 ’ & Wale’s ‘𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘎𝘪𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘥’, proving his value behind the boards. Webster would lay the frame work for his hazy, auto-tuned sound on 𝘋𝘉𝘙, with raging singles such as ‘Mamacita’ & ‘Upper Echelon’ building off of his 2013 ‘𝘖𝘸𝘭 𝘗𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘰𝘩’ mixtape. The ‘𝘚𝘪𝘤𝘬𝘰 𝘔𝘰𝘥𝘦’ artist impressively samples the British band the 1975 on the track ‘𝘋𝘰𝘯’𝘵 𝘗𝘭𝘢𝘺’, showing his versatility alongside BIG Sean.
𝘋𝘉𝘙 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. 𝘋𝘉𝘙 was created “for the kids” to rage to as per a 2014 tweet by Travis, and it served as a prequel to Travis’s studio album ‘𝘙𝘰𝘥𝘦𝘰’.
What’s your favourite song on the legendary project?
(Travis & Metro working on a beat for DBR or Rodeo)