UGK’s Bun B is all about spreading Houston love. The hip-hop veteran has come forward to acknowledge the born day of Texas rap star Travis Scott.
Bun x Travis
Bun Bizzle went to Instagram Thursday with a huge salute. B shared a pic of himself hanging out alongside Cactus Jack for his 28th birthday.
“Happy birthday to my brother @travisscott many more my guy!” -Bun B’s Instagram
Beats By Trav
Last night, Scott went to his Twitter page with a major tease. Trav announced he’s low-key clocked in work putting together new production.
“Mannnn beeen making beats sh*t is such a thrill can’t wait to share this mayhammmmmm” -Travis Scott’s Twitter
Wait, There’s More
A few days ago, Travis teamed up with rap star Kid Cudi for a must-hear record. They premiered their “The Scotts” single online just before it premiered on video game giant Fortnite with three different versions.
Travis Scott and Kid Cudi have dropped a new song called “THE SCOTTS.” The track premiered prior to its release in the online, multi-player video game Fortnite. Kid Cudi returned earlier this month, sharing “Leader of the Delinquents,” his first new single since 2016. Last month, Travis Scott hopped on NAV and Gunna’s new Wheezy-produced track “Turks.” Prior to that, Scott dropped a Quincy Jones–starring music video for “OUT WEST,” his recent cut with Young Thug. (Pitchfork)
Before You Go
The massive hit record is much more than Scott and Kid rapping over a standard instrumental. The hip-hop pair recruited major producers including Cudi’s longtime collaborator Dot Da Genius.
“The Scotts” isn’t the duos first collaboration, but it’s easily the one that arrived with the most fanfare. Hours before its release, the track was teased during Scott’s chaotic takeover of Fortnite. Produced by Take A Daytrip, Dot Da Genius, and Plain Pat with co-production from Travis and Mike Dean, “The Scotts” feels like a symbolic passing of the torch. Instead of Travis paying homage to a Cudi song of yore (e.g. 2016’s “Through The Late Night”), the equation is flipped: Here, Cudi follows in his disciple’s sonic steps. (Rolling Stone)