Talent for days and a knack for taking from his peers is what makes Travi$ Scott so fun to watch, and listen to. Now, a year after the release of his last project, Scott is back with his debut retail album, Rodeo, and with it he shows how he measures up in comparison. Rodeo plays like a medley of many different influences — Kanye West, Swae Lee, Young Thug, A$AP Rocky to name a few — but it’s also an album full of songs that I haven’t skipped. I’m on my third listen. And that’s the conflict with Scott: yea, he’s a little bit of a swagger jacker, but he’s clearly able to craft something worth listening to given all the borrowing.
Much like his previous Days Before Rodeo, all of the guest appearances featured on Rodeo bring the pain with the offerings. Young Thug, Future, Juicy J, Toro y Moi, Swae Lee, Chief Keef, The Weeknd, 2 Chainz, Quavo and of course Justin Bieber and Kanye, all have something to add to the crazy mix that is Rodeo. Stream the deluxe version of the album below and head to iTunes to purchase.