In a new GQ interview, Travis Scott spoke about his contributions to the upcoming thriller Tenet, anti-police brutality protests and his recent mash-up with Kid Cudi, “The Scotts.” The No. 1-debuting single was the first offering from Cudi and Scott’s newly formed duo — also called The Scotts — and the beginning of much more collaborative music, the Astroworld rapper revealed.
According to the interview, Scott and Cudi are currently working on a joint album together. Journalist Gerrick D. Kennedy writes that the pair have already recorded “a bunch” of new songs, which Scott described as “some fire-ness.” When asked about what he has in store for the project, Scott responded, “Man, a lot.”
“The Scotts” was Cudi’s first single to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The track marked not only duo’s debut, but also their second collaboration overall. Scott and Cudi previously joined forced on “Baptized in Fire” in 2016.
Much to fans’ dismay, Scott didn’t offer any details on when the joint effort might arrive. Cudi is also expected to deliver his next album Entergalactic sometime this year.
Elsewhere in the interview, Scott reflected on the Black Lives Matter movement and the recent surge in anti-police brutality protests.
“It’s a point where there has to be some acknowledgment, like, ‘This sh*t is not cool,’” he said. “We’ve been through this for how many years? It’s a fight that we’ve been fighting for and it seems no one wants to give us this result we’ve been looking for—for years—and our voices need to be heard.”
Scott told interviewer Kennedy that he’s been in talks with Houston’s mayor about how he can be more involved in continuing the momentum in his native city.
“Times are weird for people and they’re trying to figure out what to do,” he added. “Seeing what’s going on in the world is keeping me motivated. Figuring out ways to make it better, that’s really keeping me motivated. And whether it’s with music, or whether it’s trying to go change stuff in the inner city—I’m just trying to turn it up on all levels.”