Album: Days Before Rodeo

On “Skyfall” Metro slips a crisp, danceable break in between Gothic bookends—in other words, the perfect canvas for Young Thug to show once again why he’s the most versatile rapper breathing. Travis Scott has nurtured a reputation as a polymath, borrowing liberally from those around him, no matter their city of origin or relative fame. And still, projects like Days Before Rodeo have acted as a counterpoint of sorts to the more legato sounds usually associated with his native Houston. Producers like Metro have been instrumental in lending him that signature sound.