American rapper Travis Scott has set the stage for a monumental unveiling of his highly anticipated album, Utopia.
In a bold and unprecedented move, Travis Scott announced that he will showcase his fourth studio album at one of the world’s most iconic landmarks, the Pyramids of Giza.
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As the news of this event scheduled for July 28 spread, anticipated reached a fever pitch, resulting in a swift sellout of all premium and VIP tickets within a mere 15 minutes of their release. The demand was remarkable with premium tickets priced at EGP 4,000 (USD 129) and VIP tickets at EGP 6,500 (USD 210).
While the specific release date for the album has not been disclosed, pre-orders are already being accepted on the rapper’s webstore, selling CDs, vinyl records and exclusive merchandise associated with the album. The artwork for “Utopia” is expected to feature five distinct pieces.
Why pyramids ?
If one were to consider a single structure that epitomizes Ancient Egypt, it would undoubtedly be the pyramids. These imposing edifices were created to serve as majestic tombs for the pharaohs, the ruling monarchs of ancient Egypt, who believed that they would facilitate their journey into the afterlife. The earliest known pyramid, the Step Pyramid of Djoser, was ingeniously designed by the architect Imhotep around 2630 BCE. However, it was during the Old Kingdom period (2686-2181 BCE) that the most renowned pyramids, such as those found at Giza, were constructed.
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The Pyramids of Giza encompass the Great Pyramid of Khufu (also known as Cheops), the Pyramid of Khafre, and the Pyramid of Menkaure. These majestic structures were erected as grand mausoleums for the pharaohs. Among them, the Great Pyramid of Khufu, built around 2560 BCE, stands as the most colossal, holding the distinction of being the world’s tallest man-made structure for over 3800 years.