Hip Hop Week In Review: Travis Scott "Astroworld" Arrives
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HipHopDX β This week in Hip Hop, Travis Scott's long-awaited album of Astroworld was finally released. Also, a mysterious post appeared on Rich Kid Instagram and, finally, Kendrick Lamar appeared on the same tattoo shop in the Japan of the Post Malone.
Travis Scott Astroworld Is Here
ASTROWORLD 8/3/18 @david_lachapelle
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The Friday (August 3), Travis Scott released his third solo album Astroworld.
Its release was promoted with the gold, of large size, Scott heads popping up in several places, including Amoeba Music in Hollywood. When the cover art of Astroworld was released with the recognisable gold on the head, it all made sense.
After the art of the cover debuted, transgender model Amanda Lepore realized that she was removed from the end of the court, which was taken by the photographer David LaChappelle. This has encouraged the accusations of Scott being transphobic. However, he was not the reason Lepore was removed. LaChappelle representatives revealed Scott was not even aware of the album cover of the original version.
Stream Travis Scott Astroworld here.
R. I. P. Rich The Child?
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Rich The Kid had all your fans worried when a cryptic post reading "R. I. P. Rich the Kid" appeared on his Instagram this week.
Apparently, it was the work of hackers who gained control of the "Plug Foot" rapper's account and, apparently, sued for $750,000 to return the account.
Read about the Rich kids hacking incident here.
Kendrick Lamar & Post Malone To Get Tattoos
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