Travis Scott’s “Astroworld” Is a World of It’s Own

Travis Scotts Astroworld Is a World of Its Own

Julius Bastien, Staff Writer

After a five-year wait, Travis Scott’s Astroworld has finally dropped on August 3, 2018. It was Travis Scott’s second studio album, released by Cactus Jack records.


The album surprised some fans as it features Quavo, Kid Cudi, Weeknd, Swae Lee, Gunna, 21 Savage and many more. It was followed by two hit singles, “Sicko Mode” and “Stargazing”. Astroworld outsold Nicki Minaj’s album “Barbie Dreams and made history for selling the most copies for the first week at 300k. It was also number 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 2018’s biggest album releases so far.


I consider the album overall to be a solid 7 out of 10. Songs like “Stargazing”, “Sicko Mode” and “Butterfly Effect” really stood out and made it unique, but not all of the songs were great. “Yosemite”, “NC-17” and “Wake Up” are a few examples of songs off the album that could have been improved. The beats were too much to handle as they were complicated and heavy on the ear. The rhymes and flow could also have been a little better, as they were basic and it didn’t feel like as much effort went into them.


The young artist still has a long way to go in his career to earn his spot in hip-hop history. Only 24 years old, he is still fresh in the music industry and that means many more albums are yet to come. It should be interesting watching his music grow over time and the next 10 years.