A few days ago, Travis Scott confirmed that his “Astroworld” album was releasing this week, Well, after spending the last week in a studio with Mike Dean and others, LaFlame drops his long-awaited third studio album. The effort serves as an official follow-up to 2016’s Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight – as well as his Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho joint-album with Quavo.
Named after the defunct amusement park in Houston, which was torn down in 2005, the star-studded 17-track set includes the hit “Butterfly Effect,” plus collaborations with Drake, The Weeknd, Frank Ocean, Pharrell, Migos, Tame Impala, NAV, 21 Savage, and Stevie Wonder, who plays harmonica on “STOP TRYING TO BE GOD.”
The Houston rapper announced the album title in May 2016, prior to the release of Birds. “AstroWorld‘s been set in stone since Rodeo,” Travis told Beats 1’s Zane Lowe. “My whole idea was, if you locked in to Rodeo, you definitely locked into ASTROWORLD. I’m just finishing the saga I started on my first album. This is supposed to be my second album. I had to go quick, because like I said, I had all these ideas, I just had to get off real quick, but now I’m finally back home with ASTROWORLD.”