Drake has been on the top of the Hip-Hop game for nearly a decade. In fact, one could successfully make the claim that Drake is an artist that transcends the Hip-Hop genre. There’s only been a select few to make that claim such as LL Cool J, Tupac, Snoop Dogg, Jay Z, Diddy, Dr. Dre, Eminem, 50 Cent, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Drake, and now…Travis Scott? When Travis first burst on to the scene, he drew comparisons to ASAP Rocky (Another who arguably transcends Hip-Hop) due to both artists similar braids style and fashion. However, through consistent hard work and quality bangers blasting through our speakers, Travis Scott has a resume that is worthy of consideration for the next Undisputed King of Hip-Hop.
Just this past weekend, Travis Scott released his highly anticipated album, Astroworld. The album is projected to move 450,000 equivalent album units in the first week thanks to the album’s outstanding streaming numbers. If these numbers hold up, Astroworld will surpass Drake’s Scorpion album for the top spot on the Billboard charts. Astroworld is set to more than triple Travis’ last LP, Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight which topped with 88,000 units earned in the first week.
Drake is still Hip-Hop’s undisputed King for now but with this project, Travis is not too far behind as there has perhaps never been a more commercially successful Hip-Hop artist who is still young enough with his best work ahead of him ready to make a claim for the crown.