Kanye West Convinced Travis Scott to Hold 'Days Before Rodeo' From DJ Drama

Dylan Henson

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA - SEPTEMBER 15: Rapper Travis Scott performs on day 2 of Music Midtown at Piedmont Park on September 15, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images for Live Nation)

Chopping it up with Andrew Barber, founder of FakeShoreDrive, DJ Drama shared the story of how Travis Scott was supposed to drop his 2014 mixtape Days Before Rodeo under the legendary Gangsta Grillz umbrella.

However, La Flame's former mentor Kanye West apparently talked him out of the collaboration, as he felt it "should be [Travis'] album." 

"[Travis] called me and he was like, ‘Yo, I wanna do a tape.’ He wound up telling me that Kanye talked him out of making it a Gangsta Grillz tape," Drama said (with a hint of saltiness).

Gangsta Grillz is most widely-known for their work with Lil Wayne on his Dedication series. Young Jeezy, Pharrell, Meek Mill, Curren$y and many other major names have also released mixtapes peppered with signature ad-libs like "gangsta grizzil!"

A Genius article highlights how, back in 2014 during an interview with Drama, La Flame confirmed this series of events.

"I hit DJ Drama the day I knew I was gonna do this whole s**t," Travis said near the 2-minute mark. “It was gonna be a Gangsta Grillz. It was gonna be a DJ Drama, La flame. I had to do this, I never done this s**t ever before. I played the album for like Ye and s**t, and he was like, 'Man this album, you should just put this s**t out.'"

But Travis is far from the only person who didn't follow through with Drama. The Generation Now co-founder claimed that Drake and Gucci Mane were recording a batch of songs together (i.e., "Believe It Or Not") but never finished. 

"Drake was super excited," Drama recalled. "I think Wop had just got out of jail. They did like three records together early on. Those records were all for the project." Man, that would've been tight!

Peep the entire conversation below.