Travis Scott – Astroworld
It’s lit. Nearly two years since Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, Travis Scott takes fans to ASTROWORLD with his long-awaited third album.
The Houston rapper announced the album title in May 2016, prior to the release of Birds. “AstroWorld‘s been set in stone since Rodeo,” Travis told Beats 1’s Zane Lowe. “My whole idea was, if you locked in to Rodeo, you definitely locked into ASTROWORLD. I’m just finishing the saga I started on my first album. This is supposed to be my second album. I had to go quick, because like I said, I had all these ideas, I just had to get off real quick, but now I’m finally back home with ASTROWORLD.”
To go along with the album, Travis has released the ASTROWORLD Collection. The 28-piece limited-edition collection will be released over the course of nine days via shop.travisscott.com.
Grab your ticket to AstroWorld below.
Mac Miller – “Swimming”
Two years since his last album, a highly-publicized breakup, and an arrest later, Mac Miller dives back in with his fifth studio album Swimming.
The Pittsburgh rapper goes at it solo on the 13 tracks, which include the previously released “What’s the Use?,” “Self Care,” and “Small Worlds.”
Unlike his past albums, Mac didn’t put pressure on himself. “This time it took me a while to figure out what I wanted to say, what kind of music I wanted to make, and it was just a lot of experimenting,” he told Zane Lowe on Beats 1. “So we finally landed on some type of a path and I took my time.”
Next up, Mac will hit the road on “The Swimming Tour” with special guests Thundercat and J.I.D. The 26-date North American trek kicks off Oct. 27 in San Francisco and wraps Dec. 10 in Vancouver.
Iggy Azalea – “Survive The Summer” EP
Iggy Azalea invaded the charts with her 2014 debut The New Classic, which spawned Top 40 hits like “Fancy” and “Black Widow.” Now the Aussie bombshell returns to her roots on her new EP Survive the Summer.
S.T.S also features a collaboration with Wiz Khalifa, who guests on “OMG.” “It has this very bouncy vibe that makes you want to rap comically without meaning to,” said Iggy.
Stream Survive the Summer below.
YG – “Staying Dangerous”
In addition to the DJ Mustard-produced banger “Big Bank” with Nicki Minaj, Big Sean, and 2 Chainz, and the A$AP Rocky-assisted “Handgun,” the “boolest man alive” assembles an all-star lineup including Quavo, Ty Dolla $ign, Jay 305, Mozzy, and YoungBoy Never Broke Again for the 15 tracks.
YG will celebrate the release with a special concert at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday (Aug. 5). where he will perform the album live in its entirety for the first time. The event will also include a fashion show for YG’s 4Hunnid clothing line.
Stream Stay Dangerous below.