The documentary opens with the Houston, Texas native talking to a night vision camera, explaining the concept behind Astroworld; an album that shook the rap world to its core, making Scott the biggest rapper of 2018.
Look Mom I Can Fly shows the real Travis Scott. Behind the loud bass, smoke clouds, and paparazzi flashes, Scott is a family man to his core. Keeping a tight-knit circle, he often runs backstage to hug and give thanks to family and friends. Girlfriend and businesswoman, Kylie Jenner makes a couple appearances as they welcome their daughter, Stormi, into the world. Scott is seen kissing and playing with his daughter with a big wide smile plastered on his face. “Ain’t going to lie, It’s the livest thing of all time” is how Scott described what it was like to listen to his unborn baby’s heartbeat.
Fans are quickly swept onto the Astroworld journey to fruition, seeing behind the scenes snippets of how the legendary album was made. James Blake, Kevin Parker (Tame Impala), and Earth, Wind, and Fire all make a quick appearance as contributors on the album. But what the fans really learn about is what Astroworld means to Scott. The album is inspired by the AstroWorld theme park that was located in Houston, Texas. The Six Flags-owned park later closed down in 2005. On the theme behind this album, Scott says, “They tore down AstroWorld to build more apartment space. That’s what it’s going to sound like, like taking an amusement park away from kids. We want it back. We want the building back. That’s why I’m doing it. It took the fun out of the city.” That angst and rioting anger can be heard all over the Astroworld album.
The rapper created his own Astroworld festival in Houston, Texas last November. This sold out festival looked like something out of a video game. Fans practically bent down barricades to run inside and go crazy in the world of Travis Scott. Not only did this festival promote Scott and his new music, but brought fans from all over the world to his hometown of Houston to relish in the magical Astroworld.
It’s safe to say it’s been a long time since a rapper has had such a massive effect on people of all genders, races, and ages. Crowds are flooded with mosh pits, riots, nose bleeds, and sometimes even broken bones. Scott’s music allows fans to open up and go crazy no matter where they are in a stadium full of people. After a tough loss at the Grammy’s, Travis is reminded that he’ll keep doing it for the fans and never stop making music. If you’re a fan of Travis Scott, be sure to sit down and watch this documentary to further understand who he is as an artist – not just a rapper.