As if it already wasn't apparent, #ASTROWORLDSZN is in full swing. A day after revealing the release date for his third studio album, Travis Scott has shared the cover art which was done by David LaChapelle.
Scott has kept details to a minimum on what—or who—to expect on his upcoming project. In a recent quick chat with Beats 1 Radio's Zane Lowe, he confirmed fellow Cactus Jack member Sheck Wes will make an appearance. "Watch," featuring Lil Uzi Vert and Kanye West, was released earlier this year, though it's unclear if the single will be included on ASTROWORLD.
What is clear is what inspired the album: Six Flags AstroWorld, which closed in 2005.
In a 2017 interview with GQ, Scott explained, "They tore down AstroWorld to build more apartment space. That’s what it’s going to sound like, like taking an amusement park away from kids. We want it back. We want the building back. That’s why I’m doing it. It took the fun out of the city.
"It might be the best music that I made," he added.
Based on recent activity in Hawaii, contributors to ASTROWORLD could include Gunna, Fki 1st, NAV, Wheezy, Frank Dukes, and Sonny Digital. And we can't forget the legend Mike Dean, who has played an integral role throughout Scott's career.
ASTROWORLD, due out Aug. 3, will arrive on the same day that will feature a few other notable rap releases. YG is set to drop his third studio album Stay Dangerous, while Mac Miller will deliver Swimming. Mark your calendar.