After dropping the name of the album back at a concert in May, and claiming he was going to drop it "in a week" back in June, Travis Scott has finally set an official release date for his upcoming sophomore album Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight: August 26. And no, the release date has no correlation to Post Malone's debut mix tape of the same name.
Although Travis did play the same cat-and-mouse game last summer with the release date of his official debut album Rodeo, I for one think (...hope) he's being serious this time.
Scott has a consistent catalog when it comes to music- his debut mix tape, Owl Pharaoh, released back in 2013, was without a doubt a great album with an eclectic style of hip hop Scott odes Kid Cudi for inspiring. As if that wasn't enough, in the summer of 2014, Scott dropped Days Before Rodeo which to this day is still an album I play daily.
Days Before Rodeo truly defined that summer for me and made me genuinely excited for music again. Days gained Scott lots of buzz, especially after getting a Twitter cosign from Kanye, which in turn made Owl Pharaoh more popular and thickened Scott's fan base in anticipation for his official first album, Rodeo, which he released in the September of 2015. Though underwhelmed overall on my first listen, by the second and third, I was too reluctant to say I enjoyed it more than Days which is still an internal debate for me. Rodeo's production was some of the cleanest I've ever heard, and it's no question that Travis is extremely talented when it comes to producing. It's also a 'play every day' joint, and currently my most listened to album in iTunes.
Needless to say, Travis Scott definitely has a fan in me. I'm patiently awaiting August 26, and Travis has already announced Astroworld; his next project after Birds In The Trap.