Owl Pharaoh

2013 mixtape by Travis ScottSingles from Owl Pharaoh
  1. "Blocka La Flame"
    Released: December 14, 2012
  2. "Quintana"
    Released: March 22, 2013
  3. "Upper Echelon"
    Released: April 18, 2013

Owl Pharaoh is the debut solo mixtape by American rapper Travis Scott. It was released on May 21, 2013, on the iTunes Store and available for free download by Grand Hustle Records and Epic Records. The mixtape features guest appearances from T.I., Wale, Toro y Moi, A$AP Ferg, Theophilus London, Paul Wall, James Fauntleroy and Meek Mill.

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Background

In an Interview in 2012, Travis Scott was asked, where the name Owl Pharaoh came from, his response, "All my friends called me an owl because I loved the night and we was always 'bout the night life you know? The Pharaoh just came from me feeling like a king so I called it the Owl Pharaoh or like the King of the Night" Other references can be inferred from the fact that Travis Scott was born and raised in Houston Texas and the team names for Rice University, which is in Houston, are the Owls.

In 2011, Scott announced Owl Pharaoh as an 11-track extended play, with 2 bonus tracks. This version was to include songs such as "Lights (Love Sick)", "Analogue" and "That B!tch Crazy". However, this was before Scott was scouted by highly acclaimed rappers and record executives T.I. and Kanye West. After working with the two, respectively, and reconstructing the project, Scott then announced Owl Pharaoh would be released the same month as GOOD Music's Cruel Summer (2012). However, that release did not occur. Scott then once again reworked on the project, and set a new date for February 22, 2013. Again, the project was not released.

After creating moderate buzz being named as a part of XXL Magazine's Freshman Class of 2013, Scott set another date for May 21, 2013, while also announcing that it will be for sale on iTunes soon after. He also stated that he might also release it for free prior to that date. Travis Scott has credited Kanye West, T.I. and Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon for helping him shape the project. For the mixtape Scott collaborated with artists such as Kanye West, T.I., ...read more

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