Travis Scott finally releases ‘Utopia’ project
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Travis Scott finally releases 'Utopia' project

Houston rapper and contemporary hip-hop icon Travis Scott has finally released his long-awaited fourth studio album, Utopia. The project, intended to be launched with a concert at the Pyramids of Giza, comes after months of teasing by the artist via social media and has now been made available on streaming platforms, and fans are incredibly excited. 

The album, released on July 28th via Cactus Jack and Epic Records, is the follow-up to his 2018 studio album Astroworld, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 but resulted in a tragic crowd crush when performed in 2021.

Astroworld delivered several hit singles, including ‘SICKO MODE,’ alongside Drake, which became Scott’s first number-one single and a diamond-certified track only two years after its release. The body of work beat Nicki Minaj’s Queen to the top spot causing much friction between the two artists. 

The rollout of Utopia was brief, showcasing only one single, ‘K-POP’, which featured The Weeknd and Bad Bunny. The promise of a launch performance at the Pyramids of Giza threw fans off when there were rumours it would be cancelled. 

Amidst the swirling rumours, Live Nation released a statement reading, “There have been no changes to Travis Scott’s show in Egypt; any reports to the contrary are false. We can’t wait to celebrate Utopia with you in Egypt!” However, a last-minute cancellation due to “complex production issues” was eventually issued.

This latest album from Scott will shortly see an accompanying film. Entitled Circus Maximus, AMC Entertainment described the motion picture as a “mind-bending visual odyssey across the globe, woven together by the speaker rattling sounds of his highly anticipated upcoming album Utopia.” 

The accompanying movie will be hitting theatres on July 27th, July 30th and August 1st and 2nd. However, until then fans are enjoying this latest project from Scott you can listen to Utopia below.