Houston mayor Sylvester Turner has floated a plan to bring a new amusement park to the city, inspired by Travis Scott’s recent Astroworld album, which is named after a park in the rapper’s hometown that closed in 2005. The mayor appeared with Scott on stage a few nights ago to talk about his plan. “Because … More »
Travis Scott was electric at 2019’s Grammy Awards, performing a selection of tracks from his latest album Astroworld. To kick things off, the Houston-born phenomenon rattled off “Stop Trying To Be God” with featured artist James Blake. They also had assistance from Earth, Wind & Fire members as well as producer Mike Dean, who aided in creating a smooth, melodic aura that was quickly interrupted by the intro for Scott’s “No Bystanders,” panning to a large cage containing an elevated Scott. It’s safe to say that utter craziness proceeded to ensue, as a mixture of fans and stuntmen charged the stage for some mosh pits and cage dancing to close out.
The 26-year-old rapper received two nominations for single “SICKO MODE” featuring Drake and one for best rap album. Scott is also featuring on Blake’s latest project Assume Form, which Dancing Astronaut reviewed here.
2019 might be some kind of cosmic turning point in the history of the Grammys: The first show where the conversation was more about who didn’t perform than who did. Ariana Grande’s fuck-this-shit refusal to play ball with the notorious Grammy-production dumbfucks revealed just how completely this was a show in … More »
Travis Scott released his latest album Astroworld last summer. Tonight, he performed two songs from that album with Philip Bailey and James Blake: “Stop Trying To Be God” and “No Bystanders.” He spent most of the performance inside of a giant cage. Scott performed at the Super Bowl Halftime Show with … More »
The Recording Academy announced that St. Vincent will perform with Dua Lipa this Sunday at the 2019 Grammy Awards. St. Vincent’s MASSEDUCTION is nominated for Best Alternative Rock Album and the title track is up for Best Rock Song. Dua Lipa is nominated in the Best New Artist category. More »
Following an appearance in James Blake’s Nabil-directed “Mile High” video and a brief (albeit controversial) performance at the Super Bowl Halftime Show this weekend, Travis Scott is back with a new music video of his own. After “Stop Trying To Be God,” “Sicko Mode,” and … More »
Maroon 5 headlined tonight’s Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show in Atlanta, alongside Travis Scott and Big Boi. They performed a medley of “Harder To Breathe” and “This Love” before Spongebob character Squidward introduced Travis Scott’s “Sicko Mode.” Adam Levine then launched back into “Girls Like You” and “She Will Be Loved.” … More »
The day before James Blake released his lovestruck new album Assume Form, he shared “Mile High,” a moody, low-slung trap-pop duet with Travis Scott featuring production by superstar beat-maker Metro Boomin. We called the the best song of the week, noting, “Scott turns his depth-charge mutter into an angelic … More »
If Mac Miller secures the 2019 Grammy for “Best Rap Album” for Swimming, the award will be accepted by late rapper’s parents, who will attend the awards ceremony in Miller’s memory. The annual ceremony and the biggest night in music will return to Los Angeles’ Staples Center on February 10, where Alicia Keys will be playing host.
Miller’s fifth studio showing, Swimming, had been considered one of the rapper’s most visceral to date, exploring themes of mental health that stood out from older released. He passed not long after that, further amplifying the themes set in his record. The LP will compete with productions from four other hip hop entities, Cardi B‘s Invasion Of Privacy, Nipsey Hussle’s Victory Lap, Pusha T‘s Daytona, and Travis Scott‘s Astroworld.
View the list of 2019 Grammy Award nominees, here.
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James Blake’s highly anticipated new album Assume Form is out tomorrow, and besides last year’s “Don’t Miss It,” he hasn’t shared any of the music ahead of time. That changes now. Just 12 hours before the rest of the album is set to drop, Blake has released “Mile High,” the album’s second song. More »