After teasing us all week long that he had new music on the way, Travis Scott keeps his word and releases his new single with Kanye West & Lil Uzi Vert today called “Watch.” The single, which was first teased by his baby mama Kylie Jenner on her Snapchat back on April 24, presumably serves as the first offering from Travis’ long awaited Astroworld album, which just saw a billboard go up in Houston yesterday, hinting that it could be dropping sooner than later.
Produced by Pierre Bourne, the song appears to sample K$upreme’s unreleased “Expensive Shit” record and finds Uzi handling the hook & opening verse, rapping about his Rollie “watch,” while Travis takes care of the second verse & Kanye closes it out, addressing his opioid addiction in the process. “Opioid addiction, Pharmacy the real trap/ Sometimes I feel trapped, Jordan with no Phil Jack,” Ye spits.
The song surfaces at a very critical & controversial time for Kanye West who’s been facing serious backlash from the the public & industry for his distasteful comments about slavery & his love for Donald Trump. It was spotted last week that Travis himself unfollowed Kanye on Twitter after his remarks, but it appears he’s still messing with him musically anyways.