College Kids React To Travis Scott – Sicko Mode Ft. Drake
– The transitions are so good! – When I was watching this part,
I was more worried about how Kylie was okay with him
being up on another girl. ♪ (industrial intro) ♪ – ♪ Yeah ♪
– I knew it! Yess! – Oh, is this “SICKO MODE”? Ooh. – I’ve never heard this before.
– Ohhh! Drake! Okay. – I don’t usually listen to rap,
but this has been on repeat since it dropped.
– ♪ …for a Louis belt ♪ ♪ That’s just all he know,
he don’t know nothin’ else ♪ ♪ I tried to show him ♪
– I have a lot of thoughts about this video.
When I first saw it, it had me trippin’ balls. – Oh, okay.
– ♪ Yeah ♪ – That’s a really cool shot. – He’s really repping
the whole Houston vibe here. I have a lot of friends in Houston,
so this is a big shoutout to them. – ♪ Gone on you
with the pick and roll ♪ – And then this is
when the beat changes. ♪ (tempo and beat slows) ♪
– What’s happenin’? – What’s happening?
Is this one song? Oh, that was a complete
change of beat. – Ohhh! Oh, this is the–
from “Astroworld”! – ♪ When they pull up,
they get me loose, yeah ♪ – “SICKO MODE.”
Travis Scott comes through. – (whispers) Is it Travis Scott? Yeah, I know.
See? Pop culture. Got it. – Okay, is this a collaboration?
– ♪ Was off the Remy, had a Papoose ♪ ♪ Had to hit my old town
to duck the news ♪ – Damn! Okay, this video is so cool. – ♪ Now it’s 4 a.m. and I’m back up
poppin’ with the crew ♪ ♪ I just landed in… ♪
– There’s so much to pay attention to in this video.
– It’s trippy, but I like it. I’m into it,
’cause I like the beginning, where there was primary colors.
It was just really colorful. Oh, there’s a noose. – (deep, distorted voice) Win
the retreat. We all in… – Oh, [bleep].
– (deep, distorted voice) We all in too deep.
– Dude, this is a really beautifully shot music video.
And I’m aware I said that when there were a bunch
of naked girls, but I meant the music video
in general. – ♪ Y’all know I don’t follow suit ♪
♪ Stacey Dash, most of these girls ain’t got a clue ♪
– He’s a great artist. I feel like the only reason
why it’s so much right now is because of the whole beef
that he had with Nicki Minaj, outselling her album
and everything. – I know the beef
with Nicki Minaj was so tough on this, ’cause he was like–
she was like, “Yeah, but he’s selling merch,
and he’s selling this.” And it, like–
it’s not only about the music anymore. It’s all about all these other factors
that go into who’s the best or bigger selling artist. – (sighs) I need
to get “Astroworld” merch. – ♪ ‘Bout to turn
this function to Bonnaroo ♪ ♪ Told her, “Hop in,
you comin’ too” ♪ ♪ In the 305, bitches treat me
like I’m Uncle Luke ♪ – ♪ Don’t stop, pop that [bleep] ♪
– ♪ Had to slop the top off, it’s just a roof ♪
– [Bleep]. That’s pretty. – I think “Astroworld,” honestly,
one of the best albums of the year. – ♪ It’s just the pool ♪
♪ Now I got her open, it’s just the Goose ♪
– I have no idea what’s going on, but I like the music video.
It’s pretty cool. (chuckles) – When I was watching this part,
I was more worried about how Kylie was okay
with him being up on another girl. – ♪ Someone said ♪
– (deep, distorted voice) Playin’, playin’ for keeps ♪
– Damn. This is so creative. – (deep, distorted voice) Don’t
play ’em for weak. (“weak” echoes)
– Dude. I love music videos that are like, “Let’s give
our entire budget to a post department and just see what they do.”
– I feel like Travis was like, “Put every [bleep] after effect
on this video.” ♪ (moves into eerie music) ♪
– The transitions are so good! – This is a thing.
It’s like to switch the tempo, beat, and everything
throughout the song like they did. It’s just like, “Damn.
That was a great collaboration.” – (raps along) ♪ She’s in love
with who I am ♪ – ♪ Back in high school,
I used to bust into the dance ♪ – The thing is,
when Drake is on a song, is it his song now
or is it Travis Scott’s song? – ♪ Had me out like a light,
ayy, yeah ♪ – (raps along) ♪ Like a light ♪
This is the best part. (laughs) This is the best part.
– ♪ Knocked for the night, ayy, 767, man ♪ ♪ This [bleep] got
double bedroom, man ♪ ♪ I still got scores to settle, man ♪
♪ I crept down… ♪ – It sounds like two different songs,
and that’s amazing. – I like how they all
have a different theme to it, I guess. – It’ll connect at one point. I have belief it’ll connect
at one point. – ♪ Baguettes in my ice ♪
♪ Jesus Christ… ♪ – Oh, that’s so sick!
– ♪ That’s what I like ♪ ♪ That’s what we like ♪
♪ Lost my respect… ♪ – The dynamic they both possess,
though, Drake and Travis Scott, kind of really works well together. – ♪…like I’m Sheck ♪
♪ See the shots that I took ♪ ♪ Wet like I’m Book ♪
– Oh, okay, okay! They’re together! (claps)
It happened. – ♪ I be spinnin’ Valley ♪
♪ Circle blocks till… ♪ – This is so awesome.
– Oh, that’s so cool! – ♪ No one seen him ♪
♪ I’m tryna clean ’em ♪ – You have to dance to this song.
You have to. – ♪ Back in high school,
I used to bust into the dance ♪ ♪ Now I hit the FBO
with duffles in my hands ♪ – ♪ Woo ♪
– ♪ I did half a Xan, 13 hours till I land ♪
– This is probably the coolest shot, honestly. – Oh, bringing back the Moth memes.
– Professor Scott. – I still don’t know
what all this means. (chuckles) – ♪ It’s absolute ♪
– ♪ Yeah ♪ – ♪ I’m back, reboot ♪
– ♪ It’s lit ♪ – (chuckles) I like how literally
they take their lyrics. “It’s lit!”
And then literally, in light bulbs. – ♪ Yeah, shorty in the back ♪
♪ She says she workin’ on her glutes ♪ – ♪ Oh my god! ♪
– ♪ Ain’t by the book, yeah ♪ ♪ This how it look, yeah ♪
– It’s really artistic, and it’s creative.
– It’s not my taste, so I wouldn’t really listen to it.
But, I mean, it seems really cool. It seems like a cool collaboration. – I don’t think there’s
a more hype artist right now than Travis Scott.
♪ (slow beat) ♪ – Damn. Dave Meyers. (claps)
Can we get a shoutout to Dave Meyers? I mean, yes, Travis Scott and Drake
killed it on this, but Dave Meyers is a hero.
This music video was great. – He used the city of Houston
like an art canvas and just did everything
he wanted to. It was really cool. – (FBE) So, that was the song
“SICKO MODE” from Travis Scott’s newest album, “Astroworld.”
– Yes. I have heard it many times. It’s saved on my Spotify playlist. – (FBE) The track has quickly become
the standout from his 17-track album, with the song peaking at number four
on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, the highest in his career,
not counting songs that he’s been featured on
with other artists. What do you think it is
about the song that has stood out most
with his fans and the general public? – Well, I think
any Drake collaboration is automatically gonna push you up
like 17 numbers on the charts. Also, it was a really cool music video
and it’s a good song. – It is a typical rap song,
but the beat change, where, throughout the song,
it has multiple shifts with the rhythm and the style is
what makes it different. – The beat changes are really sick.
It’s like four different songs in one. It’s an homage to Houston,
and they’re very supportive of him. And in the music video,
it just went (poof), next level. – (FBE) So, the name of his album,
“Astroworld,” comes from the closed down theme park
“Six Flags: Astroworld” once located in his hometown
of Houston Texas. “SICKO MODE” features
abrupt beat changes with some thinking this a play
on an amusement park theme and that these beat changes
represent the sudden twists and turns of a roller coaster. – That’s so cool.
I really hope it is something cool like that,
’cause it’s just really fun when artists can put in
their own Easter eggs, and it’s actually something
really meaningful to them. – (FBE) Did you get that feeling
at all while listening to the song? – I feel like the music video
kind of gave you the vertigo feeling when you’re going down,
as, like, the whoosh in the stomach. I don’t know if the song itself
really made me feel that way. – I noticed when it would glitch out
on screen, the mood would change, and it would be a different setting,
and then the song would be different. And the fact that
it was just so abrupt and it still flowed,
that’s what I like the most about it. – Each section of the song
had a different visual theme that accompanied it, you know?
So, all of it together, I think worked really well
to kind of make you feel you were entering
different realms almost, you know, with each part of the song. – (FBE) So, Travis kicked off
the album release of “Astroworld” by putting out new merch
every 24 hours for nine days. Each piece of merch came
with a digital copy of his album, which, in turn,
counted as an album sale. The album debuted
at the number one spot on the Billboard 200. But several criticized
the album’s spot for using merch sales
as album sales. What do you think
of this new-ish strategy? And do you think that this
is the new way to sell music in this day and age?
Or is it kind of cheating the system, since people are buying merch
versus just buying the music? – No, do it. Are you kidding?
As a fan, if we can get that merch and that music,
that’s the best thing ever. – Merch is one thing.
Music is another. They’re two different worlds.
Combining them, I think that’s just taking advantage. – Nowadays, it’s really hard
to get album sales because of streaming services.
So, at this point, you kinda have to do
what you have to do. – It’s definitely not fair
to other artists who are just selling albums
and not merch. But people don’t buy albums anymore.
So, for artists to, like– for people to actually
buy a physical album, they have to have another incentive,
which is, like, exclusive merch. – (FBE) There’s been some debate
about how people view Travis Scott. To some, he’s known primarily
as the father to Kylie Jenner’s baby. – Oh! That’s who he is.
Okay. (laughs) Okay, I think I know
a little more now. – (FBE) While many fans
appreciate Scott’s music, he does have some critics
that see him as more of a curator than a creator,
an artist that has a gift for corralling the best
and sometimes newest talent to serve his music vision,
but not as great when it comes to
his own solo material. – (tsks and sighs)
Go listen to “Rodeo,” man. – (FBE) So finally,
how do you and your peers view Travis Scott in general?
– I think a lot of people really, in my generation at least,
really liked “Astroworld.” So, for sure,
I feel like a lot of people in my generation see Travis Scott
as an artist. And I don’t think we have
this weird distaste for featuring other artists in it,
’cause it’s so much more of a creative collaboration
than it is, “I can’t do it on my own, so let me bring in someone else!” – You kind of forget
that he can do his own music, because when you think
of Travis Scott, you usually think, “Oh,
such and such featuring Travis Scott.” Or if he does have something,
there’s a bigger feature on there, so it’s, like, you kind of
focus on them. You forget it’s him. – My friends that really
love rap music and that style will be like, “Yeah, Travis Scott.
Let’s listen to him. Let’s put on his album.”
And then there are other people that are just like, pop culture,
Twitter, reality show, where it’s like, “Oh yeah,
Travis Scott. I read about him on TMZ.”
He’s kind of both at the moment. And that’s–
it’s helping his rap career. – I’ve been checking out Travis
for a long time. And I’m sure he was releasing
more music before, but, I mean, from then to now,
he’s progressed a lot in terms of his–
the features that he’s had, you know, the amount
of success he’s been able to garnish. It’s just– it’s interesting
to see where he’s gonna go from here, so, you know,
I’m all on board. – Thanks for watching
this sick episode of College Kids React.
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