Sheck Wes Says Travis Scott's "UTOPIA" Is Better Than "ASTROWORLD"

If there's anything as hype as "NO BYSTANDERS" on "UTOPIA," we're in for a treat.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares

The anticipation and hype around UTOPIA is reaching all-time highs, as we're so close to the expected (but contested) release date of Friday, July 28. Moreover, even a lot of Travis Scott's friends, collaborators, and industry peers commented on the album's status and quality over the past few months, at this point. One of those was Kevin Durant, but another and more expected source on the matter is Sheck Wes, who recently shared his own excitement. In fact, apparently he hopped on the phone with Adin Ross of all people to chat for a bit, and they eventually got around to the album. Ross said that he's ready for it, asked if it's any good, and if it's better than what he achieved on ASTROWORLD.

"Bro, I ain’t gonna lie, it’s so fire," Sheck Wes remarked. "One thing about my homie Travis, when it come to that music, man, I ain't gon' lie, he got that s**t [whistles]." Then, the streamer asked if it's better than his last album. "Yes," the Harlem rapper responded. "ASTROWORLD is a great album, but UTOPIA is going to the next level, man. I ain't even front. That’s all I can say [whistles]."

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Sheck Wes Talks To Adin Ross About Travis Scott's UTOPIA

Of course, some people online doubt this, whether directed at the massive hype or at the legitimacy of Sheck Wes chopping it up with Adin Ross. Regardless, it's not like he was going to drag the album's name through the mud, and the streamer is relatively well-connected in the rap sphere. But that's not the important part; what fans care about is the long-awaited release of UTOPIA and how many amazing highlights it'll have. The "Live Sheck Wes" MC appeared on the ASTROWORLD cut "NO BYSTANDERS," and if there's anything like that on the new project, that's another surefire hit.

Meanwhile, La Flame also contributed to the hype around his encroaching return through his live concert appearances. For example, he recently popped out at Don Toliver's Los Angeles show, which surprised even Don himself. All we can do at this point is twiddle our thumbs and wait, but at least we know that some probable heat is right around the corner. For more news and the latest updates on Travis Scott and Sheck Wes, keep checking in with HNHH.

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.