Travi$ Scott Debuts ‘Days Before Rodeo’ Mixtape, ‘Don’t Play’ Video
G.O.O.D. Music/Hustle Gang’s secret weapon Travi$ Scott treats us to a surprise new project with ‘Days Before Rodeo.’ The 12-track effort serves as the follow-up to his 2013 breakout mixtape, ‘Owl Pharaoh,’ and the warm-up to his forthcoming debut album, ‘Rodeo.’
Dipping into the honey pot of Atlanta’s vibrant scene, La Flame calls on Young Thug, Rich Homie Quan, Migos and PeeWee Longway, as well as Hustle Gang general T.I., for guest appearances. Fellow G.O.O.D. Music rep Big Sean and English indie rock band The 1975 co-star on the lead song, ‘Don’t Play,’ which also receives a visual makeover.
Directed by Travi$ himself, the clip is both stunning and perplexing as we see the Houston rapper-producer play a horse-riding hero who rescues a damsel in distress from the clutches of Big Sean and his emo goons. It’s certainly more style over substance, which could be said for the project, too; Travi$ isn’t exactly giving Mos Def a run for his money on the mic, but the production value and melodies are top-notch.
Watch the ‘Don’t Play’ video above, stream ‘Days Before Rodeo’ below and download the mixtape for free here.