Travis Scott is a man for the culture. As the decade was coming to an end Travis and the Jackboys made sure to bless all the ragers one last time. Travis personally didn’t drop an album this year, but he surely didn’t disappoint with the release of his label compilation album “Jackboys” which most people will appreciate over time.
The album “JackBoys” is complied of artist from Cactus Jack records (Travis Scott record label) Sheck Wes, and Don Toliver, with assists from known collaborators Quavo, Young Thug, Offset, and new collabs like Pop Smoke, Lil Baby and Rosalia. The album is 7 tracks long which too many fans felt like it was a disservice to them, because many people expected more after an alleged track list filled with 21 tracks leaked on SoundCloud before the album release. But knowing Travis he probably has tons of music in the stash for the year 2020. The album starts with the long awaited “Highest in the Room” remix that featured Lil Baby and a surprise Spanish verse from singer Rosalia. Then Travis proceeds to let his artist shine on “Gang Gang”, Sheck Wes comes through with a solid 2 verses, while Don Toliver holds it down with a fire hook that floats on the beat. All throughout the project you hear why Don Toliver was signed even if you never heard of him. Don Toliver holds his own on every track he’s on and even outshines some of the artists that are featured on the project. If he continues to progress and Travis puts him in the right spots, he is a strong candidatefor New Artist of the year award.
The project overall was decent to mid, not the quality you would expect from Travis Scott. The beats and melodies were on point but some of the features could have been better. Certain tracks on the album do grow on you the more you listen to it.This is a good induction to the world for the Cactus Jack label. I assume the roster will continue to grow in the following years, but Travis even though he’s on top right now seems to be ready to share the spotlight with his fellow artists. You can stream JackBoys on all major media platforms.