Album Review | Travis Scott – Rodeo

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Some of y’all probably remember me shitting on Travis Scott’s previous project, Days Before Rodeo. That project pissed me the fuck off. There were some songs on there that I legitimately thought were really entertaining tho. I do think that he has a good ear for production (even if he isn’t the greatest producer himself), and he can make some pretty catchy hooks. That said, the overuse of autotune and just outright stupid lyrics really take away from his music. He also has a pretty shaky flow a lot of the time. Absurd lyrics and autotune aren’t always horrible. If they were then I wouldn’t have bothered reviewing that Lil Durk album. The autotune did get pretty bad there tho… Still, in most cases, as long as the music is entertaining in some way I can like the musician behind it. This is however not one of those cases. There are few musicians that I actually dislike as people. Tyga is pretty bad. He’s the only other artist that really comes to mind. Maybe Troy Ave & Iggy Azalea would fit into that category too. Travis Scott is, for me at least, one of the most unlikable artists of today’s generation. Did y’all hear about his incident at Summer Jam? Well, a cameraman was doing his job and I guess that pissed Travis Scott off. He looked over at the guy and said, “Get your fucking nerdy ass off the stage” in front of the whole crowd. What a fucking douche. I cannot believe what a fucking prick that guy is. If you follow me on Twitter you probably already knew that that pissed me the fuck off. Why the fuck would you do something like that? WHY? It seemed so, like… I don’t know… It just made him seem so desperate for attention. I guess it worked because I’m pretty sure that was the biggest news story that came out of the event. What the fuck made him nerdy tho? He was just a black guy with glasses. Is it the fucking glasses? Get the fuck outta here man. Let’s see. I know something else happened more recently, but I can’t remember what it was… Oh yeah. He was being a fucking dick again. I guess he was at a concert a few days ago and some of his FANS in the front row weren’t “turnt up” enough. So, Travis Scott does what any reasonable musician would do in a situation like that, and insults his FANS, who PAID for their FRONT ROW tickets, by calling them “faggots” and “queers,” and threatening to rip their T-shirts off. This emotional display was all in autotune too. The irony of calling people a homophobic slur with autotune on your voice… The fucking irony. This is coming from a guy who’s worked with Young Thug multiple times too. I fucking hate this asshole.

That being said, I’m expecting this album to be decent. He pisses me the fuck off, but as I said before (did I?), I think that he is very capable of making enjoyable music. That’s why I’m gonna give his latest album a chance. I’ve heard terrible things about this album, but I’ve also heard great things about it, so I really don’t know what to expect. I’m just hoping it’s an improvement from Days Before Rodeo. Before I start tho… I just wanna mention one more thing that pisses me the fuck off. Y’all remember that weird ass song Skyfall? Apparently it was about how older rappers shouldn’t rap anymore. I guess this guy’s whole mission statement is that older rappers are washed up and nobody wants to hear from them anymore. I remember seeing a tweet from him where he was saying something along the lines of, “I WILL PROVE TO EVERYONE THAT NOBODY CARES ABOUT OLDER RAPPERS” or some shit like that. I don’t remember exactly what he said, but either way… If you’re goal in life is to end somebody’s career or make it so that nobody likes them, you are a fucking piece of shit. That’s all I have to say about that tho. Hopefully everything will be positive from here to the end of the review. Hopefully.

Track 1: Pornography (Prod. Sonny Digital & Metro Boomin’)

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To be honest, it’s probably a good thing that this album is handled almost exclusively by other producers. Travis Scott really isn’t that good of a producer. What the fuck… Is that T.I.? He’s speaking about fuckin’ solar systems and shit on this intro. Okay, now he’s talkin’ about how Travis Scott is a rebel, and he doesn’t give a fuck about anything. It’s pretty much just T.I. saying, “This is a Travis Scott album. Travis Scott doesn’t care about anything.” He’s attempting to make this sound deeper and more epic than it really is by using words like “journey” & “metamorphosis.” “So fuck you and fuck this.” Well, fuck you too. Just kidding. I actually fuck with T.I. for the most part. Travis Scott’s singing about how he wants to have sex, and doesn’t want to get married. Of course he starts this album off with one of my least favorite subjects in music. I know I kinda just shitted on his use of autotune earlier in this review, but to be honest this would’ve sounded much better if he was using it. There’s a strange effect on his voice. I don’t really know how to describe it, but it’s dope. This production is honestly fucking incredible. He’s singing on the first verse. I wish he wasn’t. It’s literally only four bars long. The last thing he says in the first verse is, “Ima rub a dub / Tryna get a nut.” I’m not even sure what the fuck I just typed. What the fuck does that even mean? Ima rub a dub. Well, I guess I know what it means, but that’s just not a good line. Ah man… The effect isn’t on the hook anymore. It was only there the first time. I usually don’t say shit like this, but I really wish this motherfucker used autotune. He just doesn’t have a good singing voice. It sounds really bad. T.I. is mumbling some more shit now, and I don’t give a fuck about what he’s saying. Okay, the beat just switched up and Travis is actually rapping now. Oh great. Of course he decides to use autotune as soon as he stops singing. Why? Why the fuck did he use it when he was rapping, and not when he was singing earlier? As anyone could’ve expected, this album is already confusing the fuck out of me. I guess the verse wasn’t that bad. It was average. “I might move out to Atlantis ’cause my mind’s too outlandish.” That’s a pretty stupid line, but that’s the only one that was really bad, so I’ll let it slide. I don’t know why he chose to put it in the hook tho… OH GOD. What the fuck is that shit? The fucking vocals at the end… I don’t even know what the fuck he was saying, but… Was that even him? The vocals were so high-pitched, and they had a fucking horrible effect on them. That shit was fucking cacophonous. I shouldn’t be in pain when I listen to your music. That’s a problem. It only lasted a few seconds tho. I’ll go easy on this since it’s the first song. The production was cool, but that’s pretty much it for this one. It’s alright. 3/5

Track 2: Oh My / Dis Side Feat. Quavo (Prod. Allen Ritter, Frank Dukes & Mike Dean)

This beat is dope. I don’t know about this hook… It’s a little too simple for me… It’s just Travis Scott singing “Oh My Oh My” over and over again with a fuck load of autotune. It’s good that he used autotune on this one tho. Oh shit… The whole first verse is in autotune. Uh. Fuck. It sounds exactly like the hook. The only difference is he’s kinda (not really) tradin’ bars with Quavo. Not really tho. Quavo’s just sayin’ random shit in the background, like “bando,” “whippin’,” and “flippin’.” He only came in for one other bar on this verse so far. I’m gettin’ real tired of hearin’ Travis Scott say “OH MYYYY.” Oh. Quavo just spit one more bar. Quavo’s verse sounds like it has less reverb on it or something. You can tell they didn’t record this shit in the same studio. Travis Scott just said, “I’m on a flight now” for the second time in this verse. The shit he’s rapping about is just not interesting at all. These are the most generic bars I’ve ever heard. Well… That ain’t true, but they’re still real generic. He’s… What the fuck is he talking about? What is he trying to say with this verse? What is this song even about? All he talks about is taking drugs and being kicked out of his mama’s house. Oh my. Is that what he’s saying “oh my” for? Because he got kicked out his mama’s house? Here’s a translation of his verse. “I do drugs. Oh my. I’ve been cooking crack. Oh my. My mama kicked me out the house. Oh my. I’m sleeping on a couch. Oh my. I’m on a flight. Oh my. I’m on another couch now, but this one’s in Los Angeles. Oh my. I’m on a flight. I’m high. I have money now. Oh my. I bought my mama a new house. She can’t kick me out now.” What an interesting story. It’s pretty clear at this point that Travis Scott gives zero fucks about the shit he writes. Why the fuck… Is this Trap music? This is the pretentious form of Trap music. The form of Trap music where the musician pretends the shit he’s saying is important. The only shit that’s different about this is it’s somewhat experimental sound. I can’t even really say that tho. This wouldn’t seem experimental if he wasn’t rapping about drugs and money. This is experimental when you compare it to other Trap music, but only because of it’s dark production, which, for the record, doesn’t fit very well with these topics at all. Lyrically, this song is nothing. I get dick from these lyrics. That means I get nothing from these lyrics. This isn’t even that good sonically. The overuse of autotune just makes it sound messy. Okay, I guess Oh My just ended. I wasn’t really feelin’ it like that. Hopefully Dis Side is better. What the fuck? That transition was pretty bad. Those strange background vocals don’t sound very good at first, but when the beat drops it sounds much better. Nah. The beat’s cool, but… First he was saying “oh my” too much, and now he’s saying “this side” too much. It’s so fucking annoying when MCs repeat theyselves like this. “You miss everything on this side / This side / This side / This side / This side / This side / This side / This side / This side / This side / This side / This side / I made a lot of money on this side / Lost a lot of money on this side / Had my first kiss on this side / Learned a lot of shit about this side / Lately I’ve been thinking about this side / Tryna get back on this side.” It doesn’t stop after that either. Quavo is goin’ in now. Yup. He definitely wasn’t trying either. His verse was somehow more annoying than that of Travis Scott. That beat is fuckin’ crazy tho. That beat is great. I can’t get with the rest of this shit tho. The fuckin’ autotune is cool for the hook I guess, but it just gets annoying by the time the verses come around. Jesus Christ. Those pitch shifted vocals at the end are atrocious. They don’t last that long tho. I’m not feelin’ either of these songs. They’re both wack to me. The production is fantastic tho. 2/5

Track 3: 3500 Feat. 2 Chainz & Future (Prod. Metro Boomin’, Mike Dean, Million $ Mano, Zaytoven & Allen Ritter)

Future’s mumbling some shit on the intro. I cannot get over how shitty his voice is. It sounds so fucking bad. This hook is kinda dope I guess. It gets annoying after a while, but it’s definitely gonna be stuck in my head for at least a few hours today. The beat is cool. He’s not saying anything worth paying attention to on his verse. This is… Not that good. I remember when this song came out, and everyone was saying it was amazing. I didn’t expect that much from it, but I thought it would at least be good sonically. The beat is cool. Not really anything special. The hook is decent; it gets annoying real quick. Travis isn’t saying anything on this shit. Why the fuck didn’t he just make Future do the hook? I will never understand why some rappers put Future on they songs and make him do a verse instead of a hook. The only person whom (is that how you use the word “whom???”) that’s ever worked for is Mac Miller, and I don’t think it’s gonna happen again anytime soon. Does anyone really care what Future has to say? Who listens to Future for that? Who listens to Future for his lyrics? NOBODY. People listen to him for poorly sung, but catchy hooks. There is no reason for him to be on this song. The only benefit Travis got from this shit is being able have his song say, “Featuring Future.” I feel like Future definitely could’ve come up with a better hook than Travis Scott did. This could’ve been a dope song if things were put together differently. Future’s verse was wack. Travis Scott’s verse was wack. I’m actually looking forward to 2 Chainz’ verse. You know why? Because I actually DO listen to 2 Chainz for his lyrics. They are fucking hilarious. 2 Chainz does ignorant music well. At least the shit he says is creative. The best shit I’ve ever heard from Future is “I fucked your bitch in some Gucci flip flops,” which is admittedly a pretty fucking amazing line. That shit is hilarious. I haven’t listened to Dirty Sprite 2  yet. I should hurry up and do that… Anyway, 2 Chainz is goin’ in now. He opened up with “My bathtub the size of swimming pools / Backstroke to my children room.” That line doesn’t have any deep messages, but I still think it’s fucking great. You know why? Because it’s fucking funny. A rapper just saying “I have a lot of money and I fuck a lot of hoes” isn’t entertaining. If it’s not done in a clever and/or creative way then it just isn’t entertaining. It’s fucking stupid. 2 Chainz lyrics are fucking stupid, but they are done in a creative way most of the time. That’s why I can like some of his music. “I do shit that you dreamed of / I was born with a mean mug / I was born with some nappy hair / Drinkin’ breast milk out a lean cup.” I feel like if I was blackout drunk I wouldn’t mind hangin’ out with 2 Chainz. I don’t ever want to talk to Future ever tho. Or Travis Scott. They aren’t very likable. I fuck with 2 Chainz tho. So there ya go. The only thing I really like from this song was 2 Chainz’s verse. “Crib bigger than your imagination.” The outro for this song was way too damn long. Future’s talkin’ about how “trill” he is. Nah. Nah. I don’t fuck with this shit. 2 Chainz was cool. This definitely isn’t terrible, but I can’t fuck with it. This is wack to me. 2/5

Track 4: Wasted Feat. Juicy J (Prod. Metro Boomin’, Frank Dukes & Mike Dean)

This beat is alright I guess. If you like it when drunk people sing, you should like the intro to this song. Travis Scott’s first verse wasn’t very good. It definitely wasn’t terrible. I guess the verse is fine for what it is. I’m not really a fan of what it is tho. I’m not into songs about just getting drunk and high. I can tell that that’s gonna be a problem because he hasn’t talked about anything else so far on this album. That Pimp C sample was actually pretty goddamn dope. Not feelin’ this interlude where Juicy J is talkin’ and Travis keeps interrupting him with autotuned singing. Juicy J’s flow was pretty dope, but the lyrics were generic as fuck, which is what I expected from Juicy J honestly. I think the way he incorporated the Pimp C vocals was pretty dope. I’m not really feelin’ anything else about this song tho. Juicy J’s flow was dope. That’s it tho. I’m not really feelin’ this shit. This is wack to me. It’s not terribke, but I can’t fuck with it. 2/5

Track 5: 90210 Feat. Kacy Hill (Prod. DJ Dahi, Allen Ritter, Mike Dean, Wondagurl & Gizzle)

This beat is dope af. It sounds like a softer version of the beat from Don’t Play with different instruments. Damn. Kacy Hill’s vocals at the beginning of this shit sound fucking great. Fuck. Travis is singin’ with autotune now. It sounds kinda messy, but it isn’t horrible. The first verse was pretty bad. I guess he did an alright job with the topic, but the topic itself just isn’t interesting. This chick Kacy Hill sounds fucking incredible. The shit Travis is saying isn’t interesting at all, but at least it sounds good. This hook is dope. Kacy Hill sounds fucking incredible on this. The beat just switched up. This beat is dope af, but the way it switched up was kinda jarring. It’s cool tho. Honestly, this is fucking great if you ignore the lyrics. He’s actually rapping now. “I done found life’s meaning now.” I seriously doubt that. The verse was fine I guess. I don’t really give a shit about what he’s saying, but at least he was finally talking about something other than his love for drugs. The lyrics could’ve been better, but this sounds so fucking good sonically. The first few verses were pretty slow, but other than that this is dope. I actually fuck with this. The more I listen to it the less I like it tho… I don’t know… I’ll go easy on this one and call it dope. 4/5

Track 6: Pray 4 Love Feat. The Weeknd (Prod. The Weeknd, Illangelo, Mike Dean, Ben Billions & Allen Ritter)

Yes. I fuck with The Weeknd. He’s singing right now. It sounds fucking great. This beat is dope af. It’s real dark. Travis Scott is rappin’ with a melodic flow in autotune. It’s actually pretty dope to be honest. The shit he’s saying is more interesting on this one too. Sonically this is fucking fantastic. The Weeknd did his thing on the hook. I’m finna be disappointed if he doesn’t get a verse tho. Travis’ second verse was cool I guess. I’m gonna be honest… I stopped listening to what he was saying because I really don’t care. Yes. The Weeknd’s goin’ in now. Yes. That was great. The shit he was saying wasn’t that great, but sonically this is dope af. The Weeknd definitely stole the show. Without The Weeknd this would be nothing. The production is dope af too tho. I fuck with this shit. This is dope to me. 5/5

Track 7: Nightcrawler Feat. Swae Lee & Chief Keef (Prod. Metro Boomin’, Southside, Allen Ritter, Mike Dean & TM88)

Oh no. Those features… I guess I could MAYBE understand why he would want Swae Lee of Rae Sremmurd on this shit MAYBE… But fucking Chief Keef? What the… Fuck? Why would you do that? From the Weeknd to Chief Keef. Damn. I still gotta review that SremmLife project. That’s a fucking STUPID title by the way. So is Rae Sremmurd. That’s a dumbass name. Anyway, This beat is kinda dope, but the way Swae Lee is singing is just… I don’t know. He’s just so annoying to me. “Do you have some spare change? / On me I’ve got hundreds I’ll throw in your face.” I’m not sure that I understand what the fuck he’s trying to say right here… Who is he asking for spare change from? Himself? Maybe he’s quoting a homeless man that he encountered on the streets of wherever the fuck he’s from. Why the fuck did he throw the money at his face tho? What a fucking douche. If he threw dollars in my face I would sock that bitch in his fucking throat. Oh God… The way Travis Scott is singing on this shit just sounds fucking horrible. He’s drenched in autotune. This song just sounds like a fucking mess. Nah. His first verse was terrible. Wanna know what he was rapping about? “I got this money / Tell me what you want / For this money / Can you drop it low?” That shit don’t even rhyme. This hook is fucking terrible. This shit is definitely not for me. I don’t like party music I guess. Swae Lee’s verse was fucking horrible. Yes. Hahahaha. Chief Keef’s goin’ in now. I don’t know why, but I’m excited for this. It’s weird to hear a Chief Keef verse that’s actually mastered properly. Okay, he’s “rapping” now. “I got me some UPS / I got me a freight / Order some more money / Order some more money / Order some more money / Order some more bottles / Order some more bitches / Order some more money / I know you want to be rich, bitch.” Well, that was terrible. This is easily the worst song on the album so far. I definitely do not fuck with this shit. This shit is fucking terrible. Wack as FUCK. 1/5

Track 8: Piss On Your Grave Feat. Kanye West (Prod. Kanye West, Charlie Heat, Mike Dean, Noah Goldstein, Ultra$ound & Wals Escobar)

This album is clearly heavily influenced by 808s & Heartbreak, so it makes sense that he put a song with Kanye on here. I’m surprised he only did one song with him to be honest… This beat is alright I guess. It sounds like a rock instrumental. I’m not really into it, but I guess this could be interesting. Kanye opens the song up by saying, “I use your face as a urinal / Then do the same at your funeral.” Oh God… This isn’t the hook is it? He’s chanting “Piss on your grave” now… I don’t know what that weird effect on Kanye’s vocals is. It just sounds like it isn’t mastered properly. That might just be me tho. It’s not that bad. It’s nowhere near the level of Cherry Bomb, but it is noticeable. This beat is cool I guess. I don’t know what the Rock shit on the intro was about because the actual beat used in the song is completely different. Travis Scott has a pretty aggressive delivery on this shit. I guess he’s supposed to be mad, but he doesn’t really make it clear. He just comes off as one of those immature teenagers that thinks the world revolves around him, and does drugs to rebel against his parents and the rest of society like how a bitch do. Oh never mind. They actually did incorporate the Rock instrumental in this shit. Kanye’s verse just ended. I don’t know about this one. I like the energy of this shit, but other than that… It’s not that good. Kanye was screaming his ass off, but he really didn’t say much of anything other than “I’m angry. Travis Scott & I are craAaAaAaAaAazy! Play this song to your third grade students!” I’m not really feelin’ this shit. It’s just not really workin’ for me. The energy and delivery are all cool, but other than that this is pretty average. Apparently Paul McCartney was supposed to be on this shit. How the fuck would that work? He probably would’ve been singing over the fuckin’ rock instrumental. I don’t like Paul McCartney at all, so there ya go. I don’t like the shit Kanye’s been doin’ with him. That fucking shit they did with Rihanna was fucking God awful. That shit is fucking horrendous. Nah. Nah. It would’ve been dope to hear Paul McCartney rapping over this shit tho. That definitely would’ve made me like the song, but without him I’m not really feelin’ this. This is wack to me. 2/5

Track 9: Antidote (Prod. Eastbound & Wondagurl)

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I just wasted my entire day without working on this review. Fuck. Alright, I’m just finna do this shit uuuhh… I’m just gonna do this one song, and then I’ll try to finish it later. What the fuck? Is that fuckin’ Travis Scott singing? Why does he sound so good on this shit? That voice is way too high to be Travis Scott… It doesn’t look like anybody said anything about it being someone else tho… I guess that is him… Weird. Why couldn’t he sing like that on all the other songs? Damn. He actually sounds pretty good singing on this. Not amazing or anything, but better than usual. I feel like I should be annoyed by him trying to hit these high notes, but he really doesn’t sound that bad. The autotune can be a little grating. Not really tho. This sounds really good. Okay, I think he’s actually about to rap now… Oh… Never mind. I’m actually really enjoying this shit. I don’t care about anything he’s saying, but sonically this is fucking great. This is the first song on the album that sounds as good as Don’t Play. Okay, he’s actually rapping now. The shit he was saying was generic as fuck, but his flow was actually pretty fuckin’ dope. I actually really fuck with this song. This is dope af. 5/5

Track 10: Impossible (Prod. Allen Ritter & Mike Dean)

Oh no… This beat hasn’t really dropped yet. Travis Scott is rapping and his delivery sounds horrible. His voice sounds awful right now. This is just the intro tho; I haven’t really even given him a chance yet. Nope. These effects on his voice aren’t helping at all. This sounds awful. Okay, the intro is finally over. I guess his voice sounds a little better. The beat is kinda boring honestly. The first verse wasn’t very interesting. What the fuck? This hook is bad I guess. It’s just not good. He’s singing in autotune. It’s just boring. This whole song is pretty boring so far. His flow is boring. He sounds bored. The beat is nothing special. The shit he’s saying definitely isn’t very exciting. “I can’t lie when I ride on the West / Yeah, the West / Yeah, Yeah, the West side / Lately I ain’t been feeling the best / ‘Cause you the best /  Yeah, you my best high.” Nah. This is so bad. What the fuck… Why is he… This is it? Did the beat on this shit ever drop? Nothing about this shit is… This sounds so… This is so BORING. What the fuck? I expected so much more… I’m so confused right now. This sounds way too boring to be a Travis Scott song. Nah. This is really just… This sounds like one of them boring Drake songs that would’ve been on If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. Nah. I can’t fuck with this shit. This is wack af. 1/5

Track 11: Maria / I’m Drunk Feat. Justin Bieber & Young Thug (Prod. Frank Dukes, Mike Dean, Allen Ritter & Meneesh Bidaye)

…What the… What… The fuck?? Jesus. I never thought I would ever hear a song with Justin Bieber & fuckin’ Young Thug. We did get a song with Justin Bieber & Tyga tho, so maybe I shouldn’t be too surprised. Justin Bieber can sing tho. I never really understood why people hated him so much. He is kind of a dick, but a lot of musicians are. This sounds like more Drake music so far. Not in a good way tho. Well… Shit, maybe it IS in a good way. This beat sounds dope af so far. He’s just singing, “Trust me” over and over again. The beat keeps it interesting. Okay, the beat kinda just faded out. I don’t know what that’s called. What do you call it when the beat is like slowing down and the pitch is changing and it sounds like a broken record player? I guess I’m Drunk is about to start. Maria was pretty pointless… It was less than two minutes and he didn’t really say anything other than “Trust me.” The beat was dope tho. I guess it’s alright. I feel like half of this album is just Travis Scott moaning in autotune. So, kinda like an autotuned Kid Cudi I guess. Not really feelin’ this hook. Travis Scott is just saying “Call your friends; let’s get drunk.” This is boring as fuck. Travis Scott sounds like he’s about to pass the fuck out. The beat is nothing special. This is really… bad. Well, it’s not REALLY bad, but it’s just so… not good. This is so not good. You know what? The beat is actually kinda dope. It’s just that these motherfucker’s moaning over this shit make it sound so boring. I am not interested in any of this shit. Justin Bieber’s singin’ now. He apparently wants to know “what that booty do.” This is fucking terrible. This is so boring. The beat’s kinda cool, but other than that this is really not good. Young Thug does what he always does on this shit. Nah. Nah. I can’t fuck with this shit. The beat’s dope, but other than that I can’t do it. The first part was alright. The second part is bad. Except for the beat. I don’t know. I’ll go easy on this shit and say it’s average. 3/5

Track 12: Flying High Feat. Toro Y Moi (Prod. Pharrell Williams & Mike Dean)

Well, at least there’s a varied list of features. I don’t think I’ve ever actually listened to a full Toro & Moi song. I think my sister likes him tho. I don’t know if that’s a good thing… This beat is dope. The hook’s average I guess. It works for this beat. Oh fuck no… Travis Scott. These… These lyrics. Good lord… This is bad. Well… I guess I’m making it sound worse than it actually is. I just don’t give a motherfuck about this topic. It’s really only one line that I thought was that bad… “Turn around and show the world how you shake that rumpty rump.” What the fuck? This motherfucker really just said that shit? Why would you write that shit? Nah. I can’t fuck with that shit bro. It’s just another song about bad bitches. Damn. Toro Y Moi fuckin’ did his thing on this shit. I like his part, but Travis Scott is easily the worst thing about this song. I don’t know. This really isn’t a bad song. I’m just not really into it. The beat was cool, but that’s pretty much it for me. It’s alright. 3/5

Track 13: I Can Tell (Prod. Allen Ritter, FKi & Mike Dean)

This beat is kinda cool I guess. I’m definitely not blown away by it. This hook isn’t great… He’s just saying “I can tell” in autotune. The first part sounds really bad. The second part of the hook has the same lyrics, but his voice gets higher. It sounds like he’s trying his best to do a Young Thug impression. It actually sounds a lot better than the first half of the hook tho. Is that Young Thug? I really can’t tell. If it isn’t then Travis Scott does a really good impression of him. The first half of the first verse might as well not even exist. His flow is so annoying during that part. I guess it isn’t really that big of a deal tho. He just said, “It’s possible for me to tell you about how I became famous.” He said that same shit like 7 different times. He just worded it differently every time. He just rhymed “basement” with itself. Wow. He slipped a fart joke into his verse. Nice. Nice one, Travis. “Always had the gas like I broke wind.” I don’t know. The verse just ended. I don’t… I feel like… He just said nothing. I do not give a single shit about anything he just said. He keeps saying “I can tell.” He keeps telling me that he CAN tell me about some shit. I don’t care about it tho. Half the time he doesn’t even really tell us. What does he tell us on this song that we didn’t already know before? When you somehow manage to find an answer to that question, ask yourself, “Does anyone really care?” “It all started in the basement / Was an attic, but we called that shit the basement.” …Why tho? Why the fuck did you do that? I do not understand how anyone could possibly think that Travis Scott has anything interesting to say. I guess if you like party music that’s cool, but there are so many better options. I’m starting to feel like Travis Scott’s only talent is picking out good beats. I don’t think I’ve ever even heard a good beat that he’s produced himself. Damn. Okay, I guess he’s actually trying now on this second verse. This really isn’t that bad sonically, but the fucking lyrics just aren’t interesting at all. “I been impulsive, non-emotional, staying humble ‘bout it.” I’m sorry, but that’s just not true. What the fuck… This motherfucker sounds exactly like Young Thug… At this point I’m convinced that it is him. The song itself really isn’t horrible. It’s just not doin’ it for me. I’m bored listening to this shit. The lyrics did not interest me at all. Nothing about this song is interesting to me. I just wasn’t really feelin’ it. 2/5

Track 14: Apple Pie (Prod. Travis Scott, Mike Dean, Terrace Martin & 1500 Or Nothin’)

Nah. Not feelin’ this beat so far. The way Travis Scott is singing over this piano in autotune does not sound good at all. Okay, when it finally drops it sounds better. These lyrics are not very… I’m really beating a dead horse at this point. I feel like you could take the lyrics from all of these songs, mix them all together, and they would still all fit in with each other. Not. Interesting. At all. “Keep an ounce of garlic just to keep away the Draculas.” What the fuck? The first verse wasn’t good. Nah. I’m not really feelin’ this shit so far. I’m not feelin’ this hook. “I don’t want your apple pie no more / I need my own pepper, pepper, please, pepper, pepper seeds.” Nah. Is this supposed to be dedicated to his mama? He’s kinda mentioning her a little bit… If this song is dedicated to his mama then why the fuck would he say some shit like “I bet I take your bitch / she take that dick straight up the stasher.” Why the fuck would you tell your mama that you’re gonna take her bitch, and fuck her in the ass? That’s just absurd. Wow. I keep forgetting that this motherfucker is from Texas. He just completely stole Atlanta’s sound, didn’t he? Nobody cares about that? Whatever. I can’t really say that I do, so I guess I shouldn’t worry about whether other people do or not. This is so bad. The hook is so bad. Nah. I’m not feelin’ this shit. Oh. Okay, T.I. is back to finish the narration I guess. I still don’t know what the fuck he’s talking about. I’m not feelin’ this shit. I don’t know if I should call this shit wack or wack af. Fuck it. I really didn’t like this shit. It’s wack af to me. 1/5

Track 15: Ok, Alright Feat. ScHoolboy Q (Prod. Mike Dean & Sonny Digital)

I really didn’t feel like reviewing the bonus tracks on here, but this beat is fucking great. I just had to talk about this shit. This beat is so fucking dope. I guess this hook is alright. I guess. It’s a little too long. Travis Scott is kinda jackin’ Q’s delivery on his verse. What the fuck… He just started moaning like fucking Kid Cudi outta nowhere… What the fuck?? Why the fuck did he just do that? What… WHAT THE FUCK? What the fuck was that? Nah. Nah. That was terrible. I was not feeling his verse at all. Shit… Maybe I shouldn’t have listened to the fuckin’ bonus tracks… Fuck. I’m not feelin’ the hook or the first verse. Pretty much everything from Travis Scott. ScHoolboy Q’s verse was pretty dope. I don’t know. I’m not really feelin’ this. I guess Ok & Alright are two separate songs on the same track. That’s annoying. Maybe I’ll like Alright better tho. Hopefully. Please God. This beat on Alright sounds really fuckin’ dope so far. Even better than the first one. No. Come on. I’m so fucking tired of autotune. Fuck. This beat is so fucking dope. The autotune isn’t really that bad on here. He doesn’t overuse it. I’m not really feelin’ the first verse, but it isn’t terrible. He wasn’t sayin’ shit on the first verse. The way he kept saying “alright, alright, alright, alright” was pretty corny to me too. There are uncredited vocals from SZA on here and she fuckin’ killed it. That girl SZA can sing her motherfucking ass off. I swear she be singin’ like a motherfucker. Her voice is fucking angelic. Oh. There’s only one verse. That’s probably a good thing to be honest. SZA made this song worth listening to. She sounds so fucking good on this. I actually really fuck with this one even tho the verse wasn’t good. I wasn’t feelin’ the first part, but I really fuck with the one that SZA’s on. I’ll just cut out the first part in GarageBand. This is dope to me. Except for the first part. The first part was fuckin’ terrible. 3/5

Track 16: Never Catch Me (Prod. Sonny Digital, Allen Ritter & Wondagurl)

Damn. This beat sounds dope af. Yeah. It hasn’t dropped yet tho… When is it gonna drop?? Travis Scott really doesn’t sound very good without drums to rhyme over. Wow. I just listened to the whole fucking song. The fucking beat never dropped. There’s only one verse. The hook is… Why the fuck… WHY? This sounded like it could’ve been so much better. The beat would’ve been fucking great if the drums came in. Wow. I’m disappointed. I could’ve actually liked another solo Travis Scott song. What happened? He wasn’t saying shit on the verse. His flow was alright I guess, but… I don’t know… The beat sounded like it was about to be so dope. The hook was cool until he started sayin’ “fallin’ off.” It just didn’t sound right. It didn’t really fit. I don’t know. I really liked the beat. Kinda. His flow was cool. It’s just… I don’t even know. This could’ve been so much better. It’s not a terrible song. It’s still enjoyable to an extent, but… Goddamn. I’m so… Shit, fuck it. It’s over. I don’t care. It is what it is. 3/5

Final Thoughts:

Damn. It’s finally over. That shit took me so fucking long. It’s been over a week since I started this shit. I don’t like this fucking album, man. The production was pretty dope for the most part, but Travis Scott himself just isn’t good to me. I can’t get behind some of this shit. I’m not into this kind of party music. There are some very enjoyable songs on here, but I still feel like I kinda wasted my time… I don’t give a shit about the fuckin’ drugs and shit that he’s taking. He has absolutely nothing interesting to say. All he ever raps about is being a rebel who likes to take drugs. He’s almost like a Hip Hop version of Miley Cyrus, except way less terrible. Travis Scott really drowns in his influences too much on this shit. I feel like Travis Scott just completely jacks the styles of his favorite artists and mixes them all together when he makes music. He’s done it with Kanye, Young Thug, Rich Homie Quan, ScHoolboy Q, Future, Kid Cudi, etc… Some of this shit is really catchy, but for the most part it’s pretty forgettable. Maybe if I was really, really, really fuckin’ medicated I could fuck with this shit, but for now I can’t get behind it. It’s just so fucking boring. I cannot take it. The only things that make this shit tolerable are the production and the features. Without that, this would be absolutely nothing. Oh my God. Can you imagine an album with only Travis Scott? The production wouldn’t even be as good as the shit on here. Travis Scott barely produced any of this shit. I don’t understand how people can think Travis Scott is so talented. Maybe I just “don’t get it.” I’m done with this fucking album, man. If you don’t get bored with autotune after 2 songs and don’t give a fuck about lyrics, this shit is for you. I can’t do it tho. The production was dope tho. It really was. For the most part… I guess it’s alright.

Favorite Song: Pray 4 Love

Least Favorite Song: Impossible

Verdict:

52%

MEH

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