Fatherhood will change a man. For Travis Scott, fatherhood has made him a more conscientious and present person. In a new Rolling Stone cover story, Scott breaks down his parenting musts, along with admitting that he wasn’t sure how he would fare with a daughter, that is, until Stormi arrived.
“At first I was like, ‘Man, I need a son,’” Scott revealed. “When we found out it was a girl, I was like, ‘Huhhh.’ But after a while I was like, ‘Yo, this might be the illest thing that ever happened.’ And when Stormi was born, I was like, ‘Life is fire, bro. ”
Scott goes on to explain that Stormi is being raised as an unplugged child, in a world that is obsessed with being on the grid. “Today kids are on iPads. There’s so much technology, they don’t play outside anymore. That’s what Astroworld Festival was about. N****s don’t come outside. That’s why, with Stormi—no TV. That TV shit is out.”
As for how Stormi has impacted his music, Scott doesn’t entirely say, but he does make it a point to bring Stormi on the road with him. “With me on tour, Stormi pulls up,” Scott said. “She’ll travel. She got more stamps on her passport than a lot of motherfuckers.”
Of course, Travis Scott is far from the first artist to be moved by his child. 6LACK postponed a tour to be a father; Rockie Fresh’s daughter led to his conferring with JAY-Z over his career and legacy; Wale, Chance The Rapper, J. Cole, and Childish Gambino allowed fatherhood to bleed into and inform their music.
As it stands, becoming a father seems to have a net positive impact on the music, at the very least, on the mood of the artist in question. With that being said, we look forward to a lullaby ASTROWORLD remix album. Certainly, Stormi would love it.