In 2016, Travis Scott copped his family what appeared to be a sizeable, new living space and saw the release of Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight. He joined the likes of Drake and Dr. Dre with a Beats 1 radio show, and apparently made time to visit the local Ferrari dealer. With 2017 less than 24 hours away, Scott shared some tentative plans for the new year via Twitter that included additional production work.
This year I'm making more beats— TRAVIS SCOTT (@trvisXX) December 31, 2016
Scott wasn’t credited as the sole producer on any of the 14 tracks found on Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, as CuBeatz, Alan Ritter, and Cardo were credited with the bulk of the heavy lifting behind the boards. So the Houston native’s plan of making more beats in 2017 could apply to him expanding his chops to work with other artists. Of course, there’s also the matter of Scott’s own work—more specifically his third album, Astroworld.
Birds went #1— TRAVIS SCOTT (@trvisXX) December 31, 2016
Thank you to fans
Fans of Travis Scott may see the G.O.O.D. Music upstart achieve two of his 2017 goals at once if he handles the bulk of the production on Astroworld. This would be at least somewhat of a return to the formula for Days Before Rodeo, where Scott was credited as a co-producer on “Mamacita,” “Don’t Play,” and “Skyfall.”
Either way, with 88,000 first week units sold of Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight and a No. 1 debut, Scott can put a commercially 2016 in the books.