Travi$ Scott: “I was in Houston and I was emailing my homie Mike Waxx [from IllRoots] and he’s like, ‘Yo, are you in New York?’ I was like, ‘Oh no, but I’ll be there soon.’ And it just so happened like, I was there three days later. So when I went to New York, I met up with him, and we were just kicking it.

“I was staying at my homie’s house, sleeping on the floor, and grinding at [Just Blaze’s studio] Stadium Red and fucking with my homie Omen. I was fucking with them dudes for a minute.

“New York was just not like—I just can’t be here in New York no more. I had already bummed out every place I been in, like I can’t bum no more. I had to switch up the scene. I was like, ‘Man this shit not really popping off too hard.’ After three or four months I left New York.”