Album Review: Travis Scott's 'Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight' Tops 'Rodeo'

Unlike Rodeo, Travis Scott's Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight does not take more than one listen to realize that it's a classic.

Despite the fact the release of the album was incredibly stressful for fans, the end product was more than worth the wait.

Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight from the initial mention to the release was a roller coaster ride for fans. The wait was grueling and there were plenty of moments where hope was given and then snatched away.

The reason behind that as Scott says, is simply because he wanted to make the perfect album and producer Mike Dean was still hard at work mastering the songs.

When the album was done Scott, OG Chase B and more celebrated the release during the .Wav Radio live stream on Apple's Beats1 radio.

The excitement and pride in the album could be heard in the voices of Scott and the rest of his crew.

They kicked it off with the first couple of tracks, "the ends" featuring a Savage verse from Andre 3000, "way back" featuring ad-libs from Kanye West and Swizz Beatz and "coodinate."

The production and verse from Scott on those three songs alone told us that we were in for a treat. It was a balance of Days Before Rodeo and Rodeo, fused with another level of musical genius from Scott.



Then it was time for a moment many fans were waiting for. Scott introduced his collaboration with Kid Cudi titled, "through the late night."

The track was an emotional undertaking for Scott who has often praised Kid Cudi as an artist and inspiration to him.

Together they completely delivered with Cudi spitting some slick verses leading up to Scott who paid homage to Cudi by rapping a single line from Cudi's gamechanging track "Day 'N Nite." They made quite the duo and the track is one of the major standout pieces from Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight.

Then came the introduction of Nav, a new artist who Scott enlisted to help him on "beibs in the trap." Scott and Nav brought fans to the trap in grand fashion with the mystical beat and smooth crooning.

Cassie helped Scott get fans through to the second section of the album during the "sdp interlude." Scott raved about how great he thought her voice was all the way back to her "Me & U" days.

Scott took us on another solo journey with "sweet sweet," which he said was one of his favorite tracks from the album during the premiere.

Then it was on to the 21 Savage collaboration titled, "outside." Together they created a real street track with harsh verses over a perfectly assembled trap beat.

"goosebumps" is one of the biggest surprises on Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight.

Not only did it feature a stress-relieving chorus and beat, it also featured a master verse from Kendrick Lamar who is quite possibly one of the biggest names in hip-hop.

Lamar completely snapped on the track and added some hilarious vocals in portions of his verse.

"first take" is another one of the big standout tracks on an album practically filled with hits. Scott combines his talents with Bryson Tiller who completely killed the R&B game with his Trapsoul album.

The chorus of the track is pretty intoxicating as well.

It was followed by "Pick Up The Phone" featuring Young Thug and Quavo, a track which was also featured on Young Thug's Jeffrey album. It's the big radio single that is being spun by DJ's all over.

The album ends with "lose," "guidance" and "wonderful." These three tracks were excellent ways to cap off the epic nature of the previous songs on the album.

The final track "wonderful" featuring The Weeknd had been previously released, however it appears as if Scott added some more depth to it for the final version.

Overall, Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight was worth the wait. It was everything fans could have expected from the features and verses to the spectacular production and mastering job.

The album is now streaming on Apple Music. Let us know what you thought of Travis Scott's Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight in the comments section.