Unless I’m at a function, drunk out of my mind and feeling like the happiest chick in the world, there’s no real reason for me to listen to Travi$ Scott’s music, so I don’t. That’s ditto for Future, Rae Sremmurd, Young Thug and all the other rappers who sell music for lituations and not for riding around on the L train. I get it. But for snobby rap fans who don’t, Travi$ Scott is here to explain it to you.
Kanye’s protege covers Complex‘s “Men of 2016” issue and confirmed to the magazine that his music isn’t for listeners wanting super lyrical raps. “My music isn’t rappity-rap-rap-rap,” he said. “I base my music off of lifestyle and emotion—that’s why my music has a lot of chords, even if it’s a hard-ass joint. I consider myself an artist, which is, like, the most played term, but I believe it.” Not to say he doesn’t have a hot 16 on deck. Travi$ added, “Don’t get it twisted, I’m no b*tch, n*gga got bars. But I’m not, like, super conscious. I don’t write, I just go in the booth. I’m attached to the beat. The beat speaks words. I love music.”
All the talks of Travi$ being a biter also led to the Rodeo MC revealing why his “Oh My Dis Side” has similarities to Future’s “Rich $ex.” Blame Metro Boomin. “That’s one of my favorite songs, but my album was made before the Future album came out. Metro [Boomin] stayed at my crib for, like, nine months and made mad beats that made it onto Future’s album. I’m like, damn if only they knew.”
Besides music, the 23-year-old carefully talked about his relationship with Rihanna. While he wouldn’t confirm or deny a romantic connection, Travi$ did describe the bad gal as “creative,” “inspiring,” and his “muse.” Such a tremendous come up for a guy Complex noted kissed his fingers and caressed a low-res picture of Rihanna on his screen.