“The Party Never Ends”
After defeating the sophomore-album-slump with Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight, Travis Scott comes even stronger with a return album that is arguably considered one of the best albums to drop in 2018, ASTROWORLD. An album that pays homage to Houston’s formerly known Six Flags theme park “AstroWorld” which unfortunately closed down back in 2005. The 14-track project includes traces of EDM (Electronic Dance Music), DJ Screw samples, the controversial Drake verse on “SICKO MODE”, and the rare sighting of Frank Ocean on “CAROUSEL”.
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One year later, Scott has resurfaced with “Look Mom I Can Fly”, a Netflix special which gives an inside look into the making of the album, his progression as an artist, and even his journey into becoming the parent of Stormi Webster with make-up mogul Kylie Jenner. “I feel
like some points in life, you have to just be extreme.” While not spoiling the details for those haven’t had a chance to tune in, this special gives us a tour into Scott’s “rodeo”, filled with dangerous concert mosh pits, his childhood in Houston, studio sessions with the likes of Sheck Wes, Tame Impala, Don Toliver, Toro y Moi, and James Blake, and his first self-nominations into the Grammys.
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This documentary also follows Travis’s tour life and how he shows his genuine love and appreciation for his fans in various ways through his concerts. Like bringing fans that were kicked out by security back into the concert, letting them jump off the stage into the crowd, even giving one of his fans his very own personal pair of Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG’s right off of his feet. “I love Travis so much, man. His music saved my life.” Fans are interviewed at concerts about how Scott’s music has enhanced their lives and shows footage of them chanting, screaming, even crying to help personify the intensity of Scott’s music.
In the spotlight, we get Travis Scott. However, with “Look Mom I Can Fly”, we meet Jack, an artist who shows us the ups and downs of making music that represents his love for his family, his friends, his fans, and his hometown of Mo City, a small town just outside of Houston where he grew up. We also see the mutual love that Jack receives from literally everyone. From his father, Jacques Webster Sr., to Sylvester Turner, the mayor of Houston, to even his high school principal and counselor, we can all learn that when you are doing what you love while being surrounded by people who love you, you can accomplish the impossible.