The harsh yet surely inspiring journey of the Houston born rebel artist, "Jacques Webster", has undoubtedly been a long time coming since his early days of being homeless in New York to his more recent days of leaning on his financial aid from the government to aid his musical ambitions. Scott was born on April 30th, 1992 and hails from the Missouri City of Texas where he would attend the University of Texas and the University of Texas at San Antonio as a financial crutch to ultimately fund his dreams of launching his musical ambitions into Hip-Hop's stratosphere. As illuminated in this interview, Webster grew up in a musical household as his father was a musician growing up and would adopt his unique moniker, "Travis Scott" from his Uncle who he looked up to during his musical and personal maturation phase.
Scott began his journey of becoming another versatile producer and MC artist akin to the likes of, "J. Cole" and "Kanye West" around the age of sixteen when he formed a group with an old friend, "Chris Holloway" called, "The Graduates". The group would release their first self-titled EP, "The Graduates" in 2009 and would concurrently leave his first group to form another duo with, "OG Chess" called, "The Classmates". By 2011, they would release their first two projects in, "Buddy Rich" and "Crus'n USA" in which all the production was handled by Scott himself. It would not be long before he was signed to the legendary southern MC, "T.I.'s" label as an MC after TIP himself heard Scott's song, "Lights". The two would collaborate on the Scott produced track, "Animal". Travis' de facto mentor Kanye West would sign Scott to the G.O.O.D. Music imprint in 2012 as an in-house producer just in time for the label's debut compilation album, "Cruel Summer".
By 2013, Travis Scott with the help of producers, "Mike Dean" and Kanye would finally release his first full length project in, "Owl Pharaoh" that showcased glimpses of Scott's true potential of being a complete artist but still illuminated plenty of room for potential through his self-produced dark soundscapes and gloomy content. The mixtape would create enough healthy buzz for Travis to land himself on the roster of XXL's Freshman Class of 2013 which consequently served as the perfect platform for Travis to release his breakout mixtape the following year in, "Days Before Rodeo". The project boasted some of the biggest songs in Scott's career to-date which include, "Mamacita" and "Don't Play" which took the internet by storm when the project was released. The project would skyrocket Scott's career to perfectly set him up for the release of his debut album, "Rodeo" which houses his most successful and arguably one of his most popular songs in, "Antidote" and "3500" which would land number one on Billboards R&B/Hip-Hop Album Chart on the first week of its release.
Most recently, Scott the now Hip-Hop superstar, has released his highly anticipated second studio album in, "Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight" that bolsters the two successful singles in, "Pick Up The Phone" and "Wonderful". Travis has even announced the name of his next project, "Astroworld" which is set to release in 2017. Be sure to check out his newest project here and some of his best work below!