Travis Scott’s ‘Sicko Mode’ video hits 1 billion views on YouTube – Billboard


Travis Scott’s incredible “Sicko Mode” has entered the 1 billion club. The Dave Meyers-directed music video for the song which features verses by Drake, Swae Lee and Big Hawk was released on YouTube in October 2018 and hit the major milestone this week.

It’s Scott’s first entry into the billion-view club and marks Drizzy’s sixth music video to post 10 figures. The bold visual opens with Drake walking his dog along train tracks at sunset in a city engulfed in red smoke as Meyers focuses his lens on the faces of a series of neighborhood citizens. As the tempo changes, Scott mounts a horse and drops a verse amidst a crew of people hanging outside a convenience store and a group of women between them relaxing in a parking lot.

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Like the song’s multi-layered production and tempos, Meyers’ camerawork is eclectic, leaping from hyper-color to black-and-white, with excursions into space and psychedelic focus shifts that give the clip a trippy, trippy vibe.

Scott was recently announced as one of the headliners for a trio of Primavera Sound shows in South America, which will mark the rapper’s return to the stage on the first anniversary of the 2021 Astroworld Festival tragedy in his hometown of Houston that left 10 people dead and resulted in hundreds of lawsuits against the rapper and the event’s producers.

Festivals include Primavera Sound Sao Paolo, where Scott is due to perform on November 6; Primavera Sound Buenos Aires, where he will perform on November 12; and Primavera Sound Santiago de Chile, where he will perform on November 13.

Watch the “Sicko Mode” video below.


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