For what must have felt like an eternity for die-hard Travis Scott fans, after six years the superstar Houston rapper has released his long-awaited album “Utopia” and its no surprise that it set the internet ablaze with first impressions and reactions:

The album gained 128 million streams on its first day of release and continued to make history as fans stormed streaming services. Not only did “Utopia” find success in numbers, it was also met with an exceedingly warm reception from fans on Twitter (now called “X”), with some already crowning it as 2023’s Album of the Year:

People made note of the influence from Travis’ musical mentor Kanye West, comparing the production to the brash, experimental sound of Ye’s 2013 album “Yeezus”.

In typical Travis Scott fashion, the album featured a flurry of hidden features purposely placed to get the internet talking. The album had an all-star cast to say the least, including the likes of Drake, The Weeknd, 21 Savage and Beyonce (I won’t spoil it all for you). It also featured a choir-like ensemble of some of modern music’s best producers which had fans jaws’ dropping:

Have you listened to Utopia? What did you think of it? Which feature shocked you the most?

By Jake Campbell.