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Travis Scott has been facing a whopping $2 billion + stack of lawsuits following the Astroworld catastrophe causing him to bring on the former Mayor of Baltimore, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to represent him in handling things. The whole ordeal caused him to appear to pull back on his scheduled album rollout. The new project, Utopia was removed from his Instagram bio and he’s been releasing music occasionally since 2019. It seemed as though he was shifting his focus from the album but he just placed it back there showing that things are still going full steam ahead, scandal or no scandal.

A day before Astroworld he released the two singles “Escape Plan” and “Mafia,” with the latter having J Cole on the track. And prior to that Mike Dean posted a picture of him in the studio captioned with Mike Dean saying, “HERE WE GO AGAIN!!!! @travisscott,” insinuating the project was near finished. Mike Dean has mixed and mastered every project of his since his debut so if he’s excited about the project, that means it’s just about done.

Back in September, for Carine Roitfeld’s CR Men, Scott described what the album title Utopia meant to him saying living in a “utopian state.” He describes that as “Medicine, nursing, being a better person, talking, language, communication—you know, a utopian state. That’s what my album is about.”

He talked about the “dystopian shit” that he says defined the past few years saying, “You think utopia is a society where everything is good: health, buildings, architecture—nah. It’s just about proper lines of communication,” he said. “Because that’s the dystopian shit we’re in right now. It’s all hate, hate, hate, and all of that is drawn from what? Miscommunication, non-communication, non-understandable communication, ignorance to communication. ‘I don’t like this person.’ Why? Because somebody told me something to not like this person? Because in history I read to not like this person? Why?”

As it stands now, the album is set to be out in 2022.