After reports emerged last week that US rapper Travis Scott has locked himself away in Hawaii to finish his highly anticipated album Astroworld, he posted an interesting tweet that seemed to fly completely under the radar, but sure got us thinking.
On July 12th Scott tweeted: “HAPPPIEST ******* KID EVER. LETS ******* GETTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT IT. !!!!!!!!
Scusa la lingua. Now some fans believed this to mean that Astroworld was landing on Friday 13th, especially considering that would make the release date 7/13 - a number loved by Travis due to it being the Houston area code. This was reinforced by Travis’ go-to producer, Mike Dean, tweeting a photo from Hawaii the night before of a USB stick with the caption ‘Got it’. Coincidence?
Fans’ speculations proved unfruitful, however, as Friday came and went with no release from the rapper. BUT fear not, we reckon the hype came just a week early, and we think Travis is gearing up to drop Astroworld this Friday (20th). Just last night Travis posted a photo of himself on Instagram, accompanied by the caption, 'Worry Not' and three globes. Globe=Earth=World=ASTROWORLD?!?! Is this stretching it?? Quite probably, but either way, here are our predictions for this week...
PREDICTION 1 (more likely): Travis Scott’s Astroworld is being released Friday 20th
PREDICTION 2 (less likely): Drake is getting ready to drop a joint album with the Migos
PREDICTION 3 (downright CERTAIN…ok fine, least likely): After releasing Astroworld, Travis is going to invite me to join his Cactus Jack record label and I’ll suddenly become rich and famous and generally awesome.
Prediction 2 has a little less evidence backing it up, but hey, wouldn’t that make it even cooler if it came true? I can sense you rolling your eyes and sighing, ‘No, not really’ - but bear with. Drake is going on a US tour with the Migos later this year - yet they only really have two songs together, and one of them is a mere remix. The last major joint rap tour was Kanye and Jay-Z’s ‘Watch the Throne’, which was accompanied by a collaborative album of the same name, while Beyonce and Jay-Z’s ‘On the Run II’ this year has been propelled by their surprise project, Everything Is Love. It is unquestionable that Drake could have easily sold out a solo tour, especially after the release of his record-breaking album, Scorpion. So a tour with the Migos, whose recent Culture II album flopped, only really makes sense if a joint effort is already in the works, or is being prepped for an upcoming release.
Finally, reports came out last week that Drake already has an album ready to drop when he signs his new record deal, which is apparently on the horizon - could this be the icing on our uber-speculative, hyper-conjectorial cake of evidence?
Who knows. But if this is legit - you know where you heard it first*…
Yours sincerely, but not too seriously,
(*All non-legit claims made in this post will probably be deleted to make the author seem more credible as a psychic)
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Hello! I'm currently studying Philosophy & Theology at Oxford University, UK. Having always loved writing and music in equal measure, and having always hated decision-making, I figured hey, why do I need to choose between the two?