Listen, we’re not sure what’s in the water this summer 2018 because our favorite artists are out here giving us straight heat, and we need to quench our thirst! This summer, we’ve gotten hits from Cardi B, The Carters, Kanye plus his collaboration albums with Nas, Teyana Taylor, Kid Cudi and Pusha T. Now, Travis Scott has dropped his album AstroWorld and it has received rave reviews. “Travis is currently positioned to make the best album of his career,” GQ magazine said prior to the release, and we can totally vouch for this! Travis gave us a whole VIBE throughout the tracklist. He blessed us with features including Drake, Frank Ocean, Swae Lee, The Weekend, Quavo, Takeoff,21 Savage, Juice Wrld & the list keeps going. As always, a great release still has some type of controversy. Travis received some heat after transgender model Amanda Lepore was omitted from his final album cover. She questioned why she was no longer in the picture which caused backlash from the LGBTQ community.
It was great being part of @david_lachapelle s incredible photograph of @travisscott s albulm cover but I’m curious why I’m not on the picture @travisscott posted 💋❤️💄 #amandalepore #glamourgirl A girl can’t help it❗️Too distracting for the eyes ❗️Upstaged everyone in the photograph ❗️Oh well……….. I love @david_lachapelle and @travisscott ❗️Love and kisses 💋❤️💄
Travis then posted back to everyone. “Astroworld is about love and expression not hate!“
Kylie Jenner, who welcomed a daughter with Travis in February, took to Instagram to show her support of the album by rocking an exclusive T-shirt from the Astroworld merchandise. Travis then shared a post of baby Stormi rocking his album title on a onesie. On Travis song “Sick Mode,” he rapped: ”Pass this to my daughter, I’ma show her what it took (yeah)Baby mama cover Forbes, got these other bitches shook, yeah.“
The first visual, “STOP TRYING TO BE GOD,” was directed by Dave Meyers, the man behind Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble” and Ariana Grande’s “God Is A Woman” clips. The visual features appearances from James Blake and a golden Kylie Jenner. Watch below and tell us what you think of the album! Written By: Ashley Nicole, Instagram: x__anicole