Travis Scott's long-awaited proper debut, Rodeo, will arrive in March. During a recent interview with fashion-focused magazine CR Fashion Book, the rapper described the journey of becoming a big name in hip-hop, and how it influenced his album's title.
"Have you ever been to a rodeo? It's like a Beyoncé concert," he said. "The carnival, the livestock and the show are all parts of the event. I feel like that's how my life is. The carnival is like my imagination—it's the drive behind my vision. Even though I don't feel like I'm at a point where my s*** is at an all-time high, we're working to get there. We are working to get to the level of where your magazine is and to stand on that level. The livestock show [the rodeo] is the road to get to where I'm going. At this point, I'm riding a bull for just eight seconds and it's hard as f***. But we made it."
He may not have reached his zenith yet, but the Texas-bred rapper/producer has an idea of where he'd like to go. "I won't be content with a Grammy or a platinum album," he told the magazine. "I'll never be content, but I have a vision."
Thus far, Scott has released two mixtapes: 2013's Owl Pharaoh featured collaborations with T.I, Meek Mill and others, and earned him a spot on XXL's Freshman Class of 2013 list; and last year, he released the album's prequel, Days Before Rodeo, which featured Rich Homie Quan and Young Thug.
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