The discharge of Travis Scott‘s posse album JACKBOYS was marketed as an occasion. Concord Korine shot the album cowl. Scott hyped the discharge on his Instagram and Twitter with restricted version merch — guaranteeing consideration from a big nook of the web. There have been cryptic movies of the Cactus Jack Information collective that regarded like a low funds A24 promo. A compilation album populated by Scott’s artist (Don Toliver, Sheck Wes, Chase B) and frequent collaborators (Quavo, Younger Thug) adopted. At simply seven tracks, although, the promised meal was, in actuality, extra of an appetizer.
The most important and most welcome on the JACKBOYS “pack” — Scott’s phrases, not mine — is an replace of “Highest within the Room,” his smash hit loosie, that includes Rosalía and Lil Baby. Each artists aren’t in Scott’s ever-expanding orbit, which suggests their presence contrasts and bolsters what makes the Houston artist one of the stylistically fascinating stylists of the final decade. Over the haunting OZ & Nik D manufacturing, Rosalía rips Scott’s unique melody, however as an alternative of the robotic sheen of AutoTune and reverb mushing her phrases collectively (prefer it tends to do Scott), her excessive chirp solely intensifies. Midway by Rosalía’s verse, your entire beat drops out and her voice contorts right into a shriek that sounds way more pressing than anything that transpires on the following six songs.
Lil Child’s contribution is much much less very important, however nonetheless seems like a victory lap for the High quality Management rapper after his sudden rise to stardom. The intro to the Atlanta rapper’s verse initially appears thrown off, however even then he manages to rhyme “Vegas, desk, Bentayga, paper, later, tomato, Decatur, tater, and Lakers” collectively with out skipping a beat.
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Is the “Highest In The Room” remix partially a streaming play that includes one of the in style rappers in Atlanta and the music trade’s present (if not controversial) Spanish artists? Most likely. Does it nonetheless bang? Completely.