Travi$ Scott has had one hell of a year. 1 albums this year: Jay Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail" and Kanye West's "Yeezus."
Photos: Travi$ Scott Billboard Session
Apart from those two memorable hip-hop full-lengths, he's worked on a plethora of projects: past ("Cruel Summer," Wale's "The Gifted," Hustle Gang's "G.D.O.D."), present (Big Sean's "Hall of Fame"), future (John Legend's "Love In the Future," Pusha T's "My Name Is My Name") and, based off Jay and Ye's recent projects, at any moment ("Watch the Throne II").
But, during his Billboard session earlier this month, it wasn't only our conversation of his discography and collaborations that intrigued me. As soon as Travi$ Scott arrived, donning #Been #Trill attire and alongside producer, Mike Dean, he made his way towards the lights. He wasn't focused on the perfect shot but the perfection and fluidity of the live performance segment as a whole, taking on the role of director and adjusting the placement of the lights, the timing of the fog machine everything.
"It's been a vision from the beginning, it just became a fruition," he said. On top of working on his 2014 major label debut, under Epic Records, Travi$ is dipping his toes deeper into film, from directing the video to Wale's "Rotation," which he produced, commercials to scoring films.