Travis $cott’s long overdue sophomore album Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight features the top notch production from something you would expect with his name on it. Unfortunately though where Scott soars as a producer, he’s forgettable, at best, as an MC.
Travis Scott has made an album that you can just put it on and not have to think, just chill out. Which seems to be the trend these days. Where lyrics take a backseat to vibe. If that’s good enough for you than you’ll love this album. Travis $cott is a fantastic producer. There’s no arguing that. So much so that at one time he was signed to Kanye’s Very G.O.O.D. beats. Scott has an undeniable ear for music, and what works. He does not however have the chops as an MC that make his work more palatable when he’s flying solo.
All the bright moments on Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight come from the features; André 3000, Young Thug, Quavo, Kendrick Lamar, etc. The production here is undeniable. But Scott lyricism is the most forgettable thing about this record.
All in all, it’s not a bad record. I definitely think it warrants attention. And like I said the features here are fantastic, specifically the opener; the end, and pick up the phone. Scott should also get bonus points for pulling Cudi away from the Speeding Bullet 2 Heaven phase he’s been on. Although it can be underwhelming at times this is definitely a good record. At least it’s worth checking out for yourself.
3/5 – Good record. Stream It.