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"Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can Fly" Netflix

by Zach Wagner - Copy Editor
Tue, Oct 1st 2019 05:00 pm

Ever since the release of his debut album in 2015, hip-hop artist Travis Scott has had one of the most memorable runs in recent memory. In less than half a decade, Scott has dropped four studio projects, including his most recent release “Astroworld” which still sits on Billboard 200 over a year after being delivered.

Aside from music, Scott has been able to use his success to break into different areas. From designing his own shoe with Nike, to being on a cereal box, Scott has gone from a kid with a dream to a modern day icon.

In his new documentary titled “Look Mom I Can Fly” Scott gives his fans an inside perspective on his road to the top of the hip-hop world. Viewers get a chance to go inside the studio and witness his creative process, go back stage, see where it all began and really get to know the real Scott.

The documentary begins with Scott being interviewed on a rollercoaster. I saw this as quite ironic given the knowledge I had on his career prior to watching the film. This scene is foreshadowing his rise to fame, which was in fact quite the rollercoaster ride.

The documentary then moves to different  scenes of his concerts, showing how crazy and out of control they can sometimes become. It made me feel like I was at the show; Scott is known for his crazy performances so it was only right to include that aspect of his career that early on in the film.

Later on, the audience gets to head inside the studio with Scott. Viewers are gifted with never before seen footage of Scott and his team recording the single “NO BYSTANDERS” from “Astroworld.” When the recording is complete, the track is played throughout the house as everyone in the room starts to rage. In excitement, Scott stands on the couch swinging his braids realizing he had just made a hit.

Viewers then head into a more emotional direction as they watch Scott bring Astroworld back to Houston. Ever since Astroworld closed in 2005, Scott has made it his mission to re-create the classic theme park through his music. Upon his arrival to the Astroworld Festival, now an annual musical festival held across from the former grounds of the park, Scott breaks down in disbelief. He finally accomplished his lifelong dream and is overwhelmed with emotion.

Toward the end of the film, another emotional bomb is dropped on fans. The audience was brought backstage to the 2018 Grammys. Moments after performing, Scott enters the tunnel as they announce “Best Rap Album.” Being in the tunnel made Scott think he had the Grammy on lock, only to be snubbed by Cardi B and her debut album “Invasion of Privacy.”

As a huge fan of Scott, this documentary was a joy to watch. I was hooked for every moment, fascinated and inspired by all the things Scott has done. This documentary was the icing on the cake for what has been an amazing campaign for the kid from Houston.   

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