After the release of the highly anticipated album ‘Astroworld’, it is safe to say it definitely lived up to the hype. Almost 2 years in between albums, Travis Scott delivered pure gold. Supported by some of the biggest names in hip-hop that just leaves us with one question. Is ‘Astroworld’ the album of the year?
A week before the album release Travis Scott stated “this album is a little different…..I rapped more than I ever have” but honestly that might be for the better. Instead of his usual auto-tuned hype music, we got to see a different side to Travis. It almost seemed like he went back to his roots, very similar to ‘Days Before Rodeo’. With great production and an incredible feature list, this album has to be his best one yet.
As far as album of the year goes, it’s definitely in the mix. So far the top contenders are:
- Cardi B – ‘Invasion of Privacy’
- Drake – ‘Scorpion’
- Post Malone – ‘Beerbongs and Bentlys’
- Migos – ‘Culture 2’
- J. Cole – ‘K.O.D’
- Juice WRLD – ‘Goodbye and Good Riddance’
Out of these albums I don’t think anyone is a clear front runner. I find ‘Astroworld’ to be one of the better, if not the best one from the mix. It still might be too early to tell but I think Travis Scott has something special here. With artists like Nicki Minaj, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Wayne, Chance The Rapper and the duo of Asap Rocky + TylerTheCreator expected to drop this year, will ‘Astroworld’ be enough to take the crown?
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