Two years ago today, Travis Scott dropped his debut album “Rodeo” via Grand Hustle and Epic records. This was one of the more highly anticipated debut albums because of how well his mixtape “Days Before Rodeo” was received.
The album was spearheaded by two singles; “3500” featuring 2 Chainz and Future, and the hit record “Antidote” which is now a triple platinum record. Executive produced by himself, Mike Dean, and T.I, the album sold 85,000 units the first week and went platinum as of May 2017.
The producers on here were no joke, along side himself he had Kanye West, Metro Boomin, Pharrell, Sonny Digital, Southside, TM88, Wondagurl, The Weeknd, and Zaytoven just to name a few.
However, considering what Travis has done for the sound of hip hop, he deserves way more credit than he’s given.
Travis has given the whole industry, not just hip-hop but R&B as well, his own sound. Travis has a signature producing sound and what he does with certain drums on top of the way he uses his voice as an instrument with autotune. All of that coupled with the fact that the sound cannot really be properly recreated without him. He helped Kanye West with those sounds on his Yeezus album. If you re listen to that album now that Travis Scott is prevalent, you can hear his sound all over that album.
Happy 2 year Anniversary to Travis’ debut album Rodeo!