Travis Scott on Why "This Trill Ain't Just Gold Grills and Sippin' Lean"
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He growls. He flashes gold grills with fangs. He's Travi$ Scott.
Signed to the production wing of Kanye West's GOOD Music, with credits on Cruel Summer and Yeezus, many consider this 22-year-old Houston rapper and studio pro to be 'Ye's protégé and possible heir.
Now, more than a year after the release of his debut mixtape, Owl Pharaoh, Scott is preparing the release of his first full-length album, Rodeo. And before he hits downtown Miami's Grand Central tomorrow night, we here at Crossfade got the chance to ask him about the forthcoming slab, the nature of trill, and his worst nightmares.
Crossfade: You got a great amount of positive attention after the release of Owl Pharaoh. But over the last several months, it seems things have gotten quieter for you.
Travi$ Scott: I've just been touring for the past year. Did a tour in Japan, done a tour of Europe, and the U.S. twice. And I work on music straight. I don't like wasting time and cutting all that wack shit. I'd rather do some ill shit and put it out.
You recently previewed an upcoming track with Young Thug. How did that come about?
Ah, shit, man. Me and Thug met at a low-key secret location on, like, a whole other term. I've fucked with him since I heard him. So, when I was in Atlanta we ran into each other and we just chilled out for a whole week and shit. I don't ever make music with niggas that I don't really fuck with like that. Sometimes, you make a song with someone and it's not really meant to be. We kicked it for, like, a week and the chemistry was just fresh as fuck. It wasn't, "Hey, let's go to the studio," and just, "Hey, what's up?" We have more than just that track together. That's not the only one.
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