Travi$ Scott's Days Before Rodeo released in August and rap fans can't stop talking about it.

During Travi$' press run in NYC, the 2013 XXL Freshman spoke to Grantland about growing up in Texas, Kanye West, and artists that he wants to work with.

Read some excerpts below, and check out the rest of the interview here.

On his name Travi$ Scott:
My uncle’s name is Travis. He was like my favorite uncle. My favorite relative. I looked up to him and shit. That n​igga was just cool as fuck. He always just had swag. He played golf and shit. He just had swag. That nigga was just smart. Always made good decisions, good business decisions.

On being called Kanye's protégé:
Man, it’s ill. ’Ye told me all the time, he wants me to carry the music through time. He trusts me with the sound and shit.

On who he wants to work with:
Yeah, like M.I.A. James Blake is a real good friend of mine. He’s real different than what you thinks. He’s super turned up. Not all, “Arrghh!” But he has fun. It’s tight. We hung out in London one time. I did this show at [the club] XOYO. Craziest shit.