If you look up artist in the dictionary standing out from it’s pages would undoubtedly be a picture of Travis Scott. The artist known for his work with mentor Kanye West, has carved out his own lane. His unique flow, his high energy perfomances, and his incredible production have created the perfect platform for Travis Scott to be the artist he always envisioned. And it’s with the release of his 3rd studio album ASTROWORLD that Travis Scott continues his incredible critically acclaimed run. Where he still preaches his words of wanting “NO BYSTANDERS”.
What does “No Bystanders” mean to Travis Scott?
The no bystanders chains Travis wore during the Rodeo-era signify that he doesn’t want anyone standing around at his concerts and wants his fans to bring the rage.
– Interopatation from Genius contributor lxns
Anyone that has ever heard Travis Scott knows his heavy use of auto-tune, and this track uses just that to give each artist the right sound. Though Travis is the only artist who actually has a verse on the track. Juice WRLD and Sheck Wes both contribute on the chorus of the track. One of the best parts about the song is where Travis Scott uses a line to pay homage to Three 6 Mafia’s chant on their song “Tear da Club Up ‘97″. As to remind the listeners he’s from the South.
Make my own rules, I really don’t pick, I just choose
I don’t set picks, I just shoot
Chopper gettin’ screwed
I told her it’s B.Y.O.B., that mean buy your own boobs
The track features a sample from singer Jóga’s hit single “Joga”. This sample is surprisingly in Travis’s lane and Travis Scott uses this to his advantage as he spits aggressive bars and melodic runs. Travis is truly spreading his wings on this track. The high energy of this song explains why Travis Scott wants NO BYSTANDERS!
Listen to his track “NO BYSTANDERS”.
What do you think of Travis Scott’s latest project ASTROWORLD?