Travis Scott Claims He Wanted "Utopia" To Be A Musical

Travis Scott had interesting plans for his latest album.

BYAlexander Cole
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Travis Scott has always been an ambitious artist. Overall, that was certainly true of his album Astroworld. You could also say the same about his project Utopia which came out a few months ago. Although the album got mixed reviews, a lot of people still love the project. In fact, Scott is currently on tour right now and he is selling out crowds. The fans love the new project, and when he's out here bringing out people like Playboi Carti, the energy always gets elevated.

Recently, Scott got to sit down with GQ where he spoke at length about the new album and some of his goals with it. Overall, he wanted to do something that was going to shock people. For instance, his initial plan for the album was to create some sort of musical. He was even studying Broadway at the time and trying to figure out how he could turn an album into a traveling play. In the end, however, he went in a different direction.

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Travis Scott Explains His Vision

"I wanted the album to be a play,” Scott said. “I was trying to take Broadway—because the thing about Broadway theaters, they’re kind of small—I was trying to bring the idea of Broadway to bigger venues. Like, either, like, plays in stadiums or plays in arenas, but still make it feel like a Broadway bill.” ...He met with the playwright Jeremy O. Harris. “I love Jeremy O. Harris. He’s amazing. We were exploring all these different ideas... I was still trying to figure it out."

In the end, the album he dropped was probably a safer option. Perhaps next time he can go to the Broadway route. What do you think? Should he have created a musical or would that have been too out there? Let us know, in the comments section below. Additionally, stay tuned to HNHH for the latest news and updates from around the music world.

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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.