You’d be hard pressed to find a rapper who’s had a better 2018 than Travis Scott. He became a dad to new baby girl Stormi with his partner Kylie Jenner, struck gold (or should I say double platinum) with his Grammy-nominated Astroworld album, earned the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with “Sicko Mode,” and arguably has the greatest tour show on the planet.
Having read countless headlines and seen the posts across my social feeds since the Astroworld: Wish You Were Here Tour launched, I was readily anticipating the recent Philadelphia stop. Could it live up to the hype, could La Flame actualize his ambitious Astroworld vision into reality? Indubitably. In fact, Travis Scott put the industry at large on notice. To all other rappers, pull up and take notes. There are some gems to be learned from this high-flying circus act.