Following the almost immediate blow up of his 2015 track "Antidote," rapper Travis Scott
has gained a pretty large following, with over 12 million monthly listeners on Spotify and his most popular track having nearly 194 million plays. The song came from Scott's 2015 album Rodeo,
which he followed up with his sophomore album Birds in the Trap Sing Mcknight.
Rodeo was packed to the rim with big name collaborators such as Big Sean and The Weeknd, and although Birds in the Trap Sing Mcknight
has far less contributions from outside artists - it has Travis' best collab thus far. Teaming up with Grammy award winning artist Kendrick Lamar, Travis created one of his biggest hits yet, "Goosebumps."
So, what do you do when you already have multiple chart topping hits and a nearly sold out tour? You start breaking records. This past Friday, Travis' Bird's Eye View arena tour made its way to The Criterion in Oklahoma City, OK where he was so kind as to perform "Goosebumps" for a sold out crowd of over 3,000 people - fourteen times. Fourteen.
One Four. Doing this dethroned Kanye West and Jay-Z from their world record for the most times an artist has performed a single song during a show. I mean, yeah. It'd be cool to hold a record like that, but at what cost?
Just imagine dropping over $50 on a ticket just to hear the same song played fourteen times. The crowd was still pretty hyped for the fourth time around, but by the fifth even Travis himself was sitting down on stage. But, nevertheless, he persevered. As the "Goosebumps" marathon continued Travis' lyrics became more like gasps for breath and screaming than actual words, which is cool if youre into that "I just ran a half marathon while wearing a wool coat in 80 degree weather" kind of sound. When he isn't breaking records, he's getting arrested for presumably inciting riots at his own shows. So, overall, I think it's safe to say that Travis Scott has been having a pretty wild year so far. I kind of dont even want to know whats going to come next, I just hope that if he makes another batch of thousands of people listen to "Goosebumps" over and over again he at least brings Kendrick out on stage to ease the pain.