Scott released a second mixtape, Days Before Rodeo, in 2014, and embarked on a star-studded tour which saw him hailed as one of contemporary rap’s wildest performers. Spawning the hit single “Antidote,” his critically acclaimed full-length debut album, Rodeo, peaked at number three in the U.S the following year. Scott also found time in this period to guest on tracks by Justin Bieber, DJ Khaled, Calvin Harris, Kanye West and Young Thug. Meanwhile, he occupied the producer’s chair for Drake, Madonna and Rihanna among others.
Scott’s individual winning streak continued with his curiously titled Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight in 2016. Boasting appearances from Kid Cudi, André 3000 and Kendrick Lamar, the recording topped the U.S. Billboard 200 chart with first-week sales of 53,000. Thanks to the success of singles “Pick up the Phone” and “Goosebumps,” it eventually achieved platinum status. In addition, Scott was listed as a nominee for Album of the Year at the Grammys for his work on Justin Bieber’s Purpose album.
And in 2017 the rapper was nominated in his own right for the Best Rap/Sung Performance Grammy, thanks to his “Love Galore” collaboration with SZA. Since then Scott has lent his various talents to tracks by Drake, Kris Wu and Trippie Redd. He also released a collaborative album with hip-hop trio Quavo titled Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho. This reached number three on the U.S. album charts and produced no fewer than seven hit singles. Scott’s third solo work, Astroworld, is due to hit stores in the summer of 2018.