Not many artists can say that they’ve worked with hip hop and pop’s elite. Travis Scott did that prior to his official Rodeo debut which made it all the more anticipated. Never one to pride himself on his lyrical ability, Travis relies on his production skills and guest features to take the wheel while he gets completely on drugs and alcohol on Rodeo.
The album’s shining moments are bright. “Oh My Dis Side,” a two part medley features Travis reminiscing on what has to be his Houston days with Quavo of the Migos. “Maria, I’m Drunk” brings out a side of Justin Bieber we’ve never heard before and a trademark Young Thug verse.
Songs with Travis alone is the X Factor here. Either you can take the lack of lyrical dexterity or you can’t. His most impressive moments as a rapper appear on a song like “Apple Pie” where he bluntly states that he is “everything except a rapper.” His whole aesthetic is an acquired taste. If you came to have your mind blown by the bars you’re in the wrong place, but if you’re in for a wild experience enjoy your stay at the Rodeo.