After nearly a two-year wait, Travis Scott has finally released his highly anticipated third studio album, Astroworld. Not much was known about the album other than snippets of “STARGAZING” and “5% TINT” played at several festivals this year and Travis moving to Hawaii to finish the album with Mike Dean, Sonny Digital, Gunna and more. Within a week, Travis announced the release date for Astroworld on his Twitter account, dropped a trippy album trailer and had several giant inflatable gold heads, in the likeness of the Houston rapper, placed at various locations around the country. The reveal of the carnival-inspired cover art a few days later was the icing on the cake as fans couldn’t wait for the impending release.
On Friday, Scott trounced the competition with his eclectic sounds and starry track list. For starters, La Flame enlisted Drake, Frank Ocean, The Weeknd, Stevie Wonder and an assortment of heavyweight producers such as Frank Dukes and Tay Keith to help compile his best project to date. With Scott’s eyes on yet another No. 1 album, Billboard takes a look at eight of the album’s best features.