T-Pain can attest to some of the weirdest stories in music.
“[Travis] and his homeboys were in the studio. And they were like, ‘Yo, these speakers ain’t loud enough.’ I was like, ‘No problem, watch this,’” T-Pain said. “Yo, Travis said the speakers ain’t loud enough. Bring more speakers.’”
Scott and company eventually got the requested number of speakers just so the Houston rapper could preview some songs from Astroworld, including a snippet of “Sicko Mode” without Drake’s verse.
“[Travis] just kept showing me shit and showing me shit,” T-Pain continued. I was like, ‘You know what? This is motivating me. I’ma try to make some shit.’ I started going in about how I do production. The whole time I’m looking at my computer…Then I turned around. Everybody in the room fucking sleep. Knocked the fuck out.”
Apparently the “Buy U A Drank” singer’s breakdown of how he works in the studio had either brought the room down or Scott and his crew simply had worn down after a long day. That wasn’t the kicker to Pain who noticed Scott in an unusual position.
“Travis is also somehow sleep standing up,” T-Pain explained. “Don’t know how. Can’t fucking tell you. Don’t know what the fuck happened. Bro, I was only talking for like three or four minutes.”
In the end, Scott’s Astroworld went on the become his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, selling over 537,00 equivalent album units upon its release. The album would go on to spawn a Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 single in “Sicko Mode,” which also won several 2018 HipHopDX Awards, introduced the world to Don Toliver and more.
At least T-Pain was kind enough not to disturb Scott and crew’s sleep.