Jacques Webster aka Travi$ Scott aka La Flame’s countdown for the prequel to his forthcoming album Rodeo is over, here is Days Before Rodeo. The free 12-track project features Rich Homie Quan, Big Sean, Young Thug, The 1975, Peewee Longway, Migos and even a short cameo from Grand Hustle bossman T.I. One undeniable consistency with Scott is his production, which is completely on point with this mixtape. Metro Boomin’ brings the heat on three tracks, up-and-comer WondaGurl makes an appearance, along with Vinylz, Lex Luger, Mike Dean, Southside and more. Being signed to both Kanye (as an in-house producer) and T.I., you can see where both their influences play a role, which if you’re Travi$ Scott, is a pretty nice place to be wedged between.
As previously stated here on AHM, we have mad love and respect for Jordan Asher, aka Boots. After his induction via Beyoncé latest self-titled effort, he didn’t waste much time dropping a solo mixtape. The 16-track project features Shlohmo, Jeremih, Son Lux, Kelela, Margot and the culprit responsible for the introduction; Beyoncé.
Some call them mixtapes, others call them albums, but however you look at it, it’s good free music. The last few weeks have been packed with just that; good free music. The sidebar has been blessed by the likes of D-WHY, the A$AP Mob, Big Sean and now Talib Kweli & Z-Trip’s Attack The Block. On a side-note, Lil Wayne dropped his “highly anticipated” Dedication 4, and it was garbage. There were a few memorable tracks on the tape but other then that, he just went in on a bunch on instrumentals. Talib on the other hand, put a lot of thought and effort into the features and producers. He has Black Hippy’s Jay Rock and Ab-Soul on separate tracks, Ryan Leslie and Boi-1da together, Posdnuos, Black Thought, Mac Miller and more.