When thinking about the hip-hop album of the year no other album comes to mind other than Travis Scott’s ASTROWORLD. It gave fans an experience that goes beyond music. The album serves as an ode to Houston culture. It’s a seamless collection of experiences that take you on a roller coaster ride. With the release of the album, Travis showed the promise we saw in him since the release of Rodeo.
In this new age of how music is handled and released has been a game changer in the music industry. Instead of going through getting albums pressed and distributed through retail, artists now simply upload their work to music streaming services and it’s released. Shortening the process and giving the arts more time to finish their work up to moments before the album is to be released. Not only does this give them the ability to release their music at a moments notice, but also the ability to update their tracks and albums.
With his third studio album ASTROWORLD, Travis has given us some of his best music to date. It just seems like all the experimental things he’s been doing over the last two albums have finally paid off and now we are receiving the fruits of his labor. On the album, Travis showcased his production and curation skills as he has put together some of the industry’s biggest names in hip-hop to help create this album. The album also served as a tribute to his hometown of Houston.