Published Sep 02, 2016Following a few recent teases and the launch of Travis Scott's .WAV Radio program for Beats 1, the rapper has finally released his sophomore collection, Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight. The collection is being premiered right now via .WAV Radio. Happy Birdsday, everybody.
The Apple Music-exclusive release had been meant to hit our ears last Friday (August 26), but was met with delays. Last night, Apple tweeted that the record would premiere today, as part of .WAV Radio.
The tweet, later co-signed by Scott, also unveiled the cover art, an image of a winged and smoking Scott that was taken by photographer Nick Knight.
The eagle-adorned, ransom note-scripted back cover, along with its tracklisting, was posted by Scott just minutes ahead of today's album premiere. While the album was rumoured to feature appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Kid Cudi, Kamaiyah and Cashmere Cat, guests are not listed on the artwork.
BACK COVER AND TRACKLIST FEATURES NOT LISTED. :)— TRAVIS SCOTT (@trvisXX) September 2, 2016
SEE U SOON
- TS pic.twitter.com/p2dFaEr0iI
The program, which has just begun, will have Travis Scott giving Chase B a track-by-track breakdown, and weigh in on how the album was made.
Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight is the follow up to 2015's Rodeo. The new album was teased last month with streams of "Black Mass" and the Boi-1da produced "The Hooch," though neither track made the final cut.
UPDATE (9/02, 1:15 p.m.): The tracklisting info has now been revealed, confirming a pair of appearances from Kid Cudi, as well as guest spots from Kendrick Lamar, the Weeknd, André 3000, Bryson Tiller, Cassie, Young Thug, Quavo and more. Beats arrived via Murda Beatz, WondaGurl and more.
Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight:
1. The Ends (ft. André 3000) (prod. by Vinylz, WondaGurl, Daxz)
2. Way Back (ft. Kid Cudi) (prod. by Hit-Boy)
4. Through the Late Night (ft. Kid Cudi)
5. Biebs in the Trap (ft. Nav)
6. SDP Interlude (ft. Cassie)
7. Sweet Sweet (prod. by Murda Beatz)
8. Outside (ft. 21 Savage)
9. Goosebumps (ft. Kendrick Lamar) (prod. by Cardo)
10. First Take (ft. Bryson Tiller)
11. Pick up the Phone (ft. Young Thug & Quavo)
14. Wonderful (ft. the Weeknd)