Travis Scott discusses his new album "Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight," and reveals he's executive producing the upcoming G.O.O.D. Music album "Cruel Winter."
Travis Scott is taking over the internet today, with the release of his highly anticipated project Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight. What's making the project even more talked about and hyped up are the wide array of features, including everyone from the elusive Andre 3000, Kendrick Lamar, 21 Savage, Kid Cudi and more.
Travis has debuted the album on his Beats 1 radio show earlier today, and since then, two new interviews with the rapper have surfaced, one with Rolling Stone and one with Billboard. We've compiled some highlights from both.
In his interview with Rolling Stone, Travis reveals he'll be executive producing the long-rumored/discussed Cruel Winter album, which Kanye recently brought back into the picture via "Champions" single. "We've got singles on top of singles on top of singles on top of nuclear bombs," he says of the forthcoming Cruel Winter album.
"I recorded most of the bangers in my crib. I got this song “Goosebumps” with Kendrick [Lamar] and the first song “the ends” was the first song I recorded in my crib [in Beverly Hills] when I got it. I finished [the songs] off on the tour bus on the Saint Pablo tour. I was doing that s--t in the field. I don’t like studios. That’s why all my s--t be leaking," he says, continuing to reveal how he met K. Dot, "I met him at the [MTV Video Music Awards] one year and he came up to me and was just like, "Yo, man, I f--k with your music. It’s super dope and inspirational." I was like, whoa, this is the best rapper in the globe -- he f--ks with my music! That’s one of the things that made me want to keep working on my music and try to keep it going 'cause I’m not the most rappity rap ass n---a. That’s not me but I really love Kendrick’s music. I really love Andre [3000’s] music. I really love ‘Ye’s s--t. I really love Jay’s s--t. I like rappers. It’s just dope that these dudes came to La Flame’s world to get down on some ill beats."
Travis also reveals his first idea for Andre 3k was actually to have him narrate the album-- similar to what T.I. did for him on his last album. "Well, I was gonna have [Andre 3000] narrate the album but he ended up doing a verse and I was surprised. I ain’t even know."
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