Travis Scott Performs "BITTSM" Medley On Colbert
Travis Scott stopped by dropped by "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" last night to get things turnt up on extra. The rapper performed two tracks from his second LP Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight, "Sweet Sweet" and "Goosebumps." Unfortunately, Kendrick Lamar didn't show up to perform his verse on the latter. The performance is still lit despite that. Check out the clip below.
Quavo Teases Joint Album With Travis Scott
One week after posting a picture of him and Travis Scott working in the studio to Instagram, Quavo teased a Quavo-La Flame collab album this afternoon on the newest episode of .WAV radio. Host Travis Scott grilled Quavo on when the people could expect him to drop a solo album.. "Quavo album right after we get that Quavo and Travis album," Quavo responded. This might have been in jest, or an expression of hope that him and La Flame would one day put together a full-length album. Or, it could mean a joint album is really coming soon.
Mike Dean Says He's Working On The Next Travis Scott Album
In an interview released today on VIBE, Mike Dean mentioned that he's currently working on Travis Scott's next album. Additionally, Dean says he's working with Rick Ross, and is almost done executive producing CyHi The Prynce's album. Here's the full excerpt:
Charts Don't Lie: December 7
The Weeknd's Starboy absolutely crushed its debut, selling 200k physical copies and clockings 347k TAEU (total album equivalent units) when factoring in the massive amount of streams it received. Abel is #1 on the Billboard 200 by a wide margin and also has all 18 tracks from the album in the Hot 100, meaning he nearly occupies nearly 1/5 of the entire chart. Goddamn.
Travis Scott Says He's “So Hurt” About His Grammy Snub
It looks like Travis Scott is feeling some type of way for not being nominated for a Grammy this year for his work on Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight. On Tuesday afternoon, Sickamore, Vice President of A&R at Epic Records, posted a picture of a somber Travis reading his phone with the caption, “reading the grammy nominations like…”, before Travis would comment on the picture “So hurt man”.
Listen To The Year's Best Quavo Guest Verses
Young Thug's "Fuck Cancer," 2 Chainz' "Good Drank," Thugger and Travis Scott's "Pick Up The Phone" - these are a mere few of the many great songs Quavo, Migos' natural frontman, appeared on in 2016. While Migos continued to drop some very good singles, Quavious couldn't be contained to just his group's material, lending his voice to a number of tracks that were both well-selected and significantly enhanced by the Atlanta rapper.
Top Tracks: November 28 - December 4
Easily the biggest story of this past week was the announcement of J. Cole's new album, 4 Your Eyez Only, the release of a "making of" documentary, and the ensuing drama. The doc contained videos for two new tracks, "False Prophets" and "Everybody Dies," which have been construed to contain disses of Kanye West and Lil Yachty, respectively. A J.
Charts Don't Lie: November 30
This week in the Billboard 200, Bruno Mars debuted at #2 with his newest LP 24K Magic, joining A Tribe Called Quest, Rae Sremmurd, and Drake in the top 10. Behind them in the top 50 are Rihanna, Travis Scott, 21 Savage and Metro Boomin, Kanye West, and Solange. The only other debut on the chart this week is E-40, whose The D-Boy Diary: Book 1 comes in at #178, but It should be interesting next week to see if The Weeknd does indeed scoop the #1 spot for which he's projected.
10 Essential Vinylz Productions
Much has been made of Drake' partnership with Noah "40" Shebib, but equally important to his success has been the quartet of producers of Boi-1da, Vinylz, Allen Ritter, Frank Dukes that often put their heads together to feed him a nearly endless supply of potential hits.
Travis Scott's .WAV Radio Show Returns Today & With Gucci Mane & Yung Lean
In August, Travis Scott announced .WAV, his very own radio show on Beats 1. The show entered a hiatus after its first episode. It will return this afternoon at 3 PM EST with guest appearances from Gucci Mane and Yung Lean, with whom Scott recently spent some time in the studio.
Travis Scott & Yung Lean Working On New Music Together?
It looks like Travis Scott might have some new music with Yung Lean on the way. On Wednesday night, La Flame took to IG to share a picture of the twenty-year old Swedish rapper in the studio recording new music along with the simple caption “@Yunglean2001,” aka Lean's IG name.
Charts Don't Lie: November 16
It's a good week for those who dig the soulful side of hip hop music, with Alicia Keys' new album HERE debuting at the #2 spot and Common's Black America Again debuting at #25 with his latest LP. Rae Sremmurd have managed to soar back up the charts with help from the viral success of their single "Black Beatles," while our mainstay, Drake, comes in #8 at with VIEWS. The Suicide Squad soundtrack leads the way for Meek Mill, Jeezy, Travis Scott, Rihanna, A$AP Mob.
Charts Don't Lie: November 9
Each of this week's top four albums are debuts, including Jeezy at #1 and Meek Mill at #3. Drake and the Suicide Squad soundtrack also make it into the top 10, while A$AP Mob just misses the mark by coming in at #13. Travis Scott and Rihanna slip a few spots with their respective efforts, while Rae Sremmurd and 21 Savage/Metro Boomin continue to climb the charts with theirs. D.R.A.M. slips from #19 to #32 with his full-length debut, and Chance The Rapper also slipped out of the top 30 by coming in at #35 this time around. ***
Kid Cudi Makes Triumphant Return, Brings Out Travis Scott & Pharrell At ComplexCon
Kid Cudi brought out the hits and the special guests at his ComplexCon performance at the Long Beach Convention Center Saturday night. The performance was notable in that it was the first time Cudi had taken the stage since announcing he would be checking himself into rehab for depression in early October.
Read Travis Scott's "Thank You" Message From The "Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight" Physical Release
Travis Scott's "Birds In The Trap Sign McKnight" quietly got a physical release on Friday, so quietly, in fact, that Travis had no idea until he came across an empty rack in a store. I found out my album was out in stores by walking in a store and seeing a rack with no cds there. Does that make sense ?
French Blue "Trophy Room" Air Jordan 16s Will Reportedly Release Online
Michael Jordan's son Marcus opened up his very own sneaker shop called "Trophy Room" a while back and it featured a collection of special edition "Trophy Room" Air Jordans including this Air Jordan 4 and this Air Jordan 6.
Charts Don't Lie: November 2
A series of new, non-rap albums took over the top four spots this week, leaving just Drake and the Suicide Squad soundtrack in the overall top 10. Travis Scott, Rihanna, and the new one from D.R.A.M. represent in the teens, while Kanye West, Solange, Rae Sremmurd, Chance The Rapper, and 21 Savage/Metro Boomin take us up into the 30s.
Tory Lanez On "Litty": "I Can't Sound Like Somebody I Wrote For"
"Litty" is one of the most explosive tracks on Meek Mill's DC4, thanks in large part to a frantic auto-tuned chorus and verse from Tory Lanez. Enough listeners drew comparisons between Lanez and Travis Scott on Twitter that Lanez felt compelled to respond. “I can’t sound like somebody I wrote for…” he wrote.
Travis Scott Shares Snippets Of New Song On Snapchat
Travis Scott isn't slowing down any time soon. The Houston rapper dropped off his second studio album Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight last month, but he's already working on something new. Travis previewed a brand new song via his Snapchat earlier today, and it sounds in line with the turn towards the melodic on his more recent material.
Charts Don't Lie: October 26
Last week was a tough break for hip hop records, with new releases by Green Day, Norah Jones, and OneRepublic occupying the top spots. They slipped back though, and now Drake, Travis Scott, the Suicide Squad Soundtrack, and a new record from The Game occupy space in the top 10. Rihanna and Solange stick around in the top 20, while Beyonce, Kanye West, DJ Khaled, and Rae Sremmurd hang out on the top 30. Elsewhere, Gucci Mane's Woptober debuts at #43 in this week's installment of Charts Don't Lie. ***