Travis Scott

Travis Scott
Travis Scott April 2017.jpg
Scott performing in April 2017
Background information
Birth name Jacques Webster
Also known as

Travis Scott, Travi$

Scott, La Flame, Cactus Jack
Born (1992-04-30) April 30, 1992 (age 25)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • drum machine
  • keyboards
Years active 2008–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website travisscott.com

Jacques Webster (born April 30, 1992), better known by his stage name Travis Scott (formerly stylized as Travi$ Scott), is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer.

In 2012, Scott signed his first major-label deal with Epic Records. In November of the same year, Scott signed a deal with Kanye West's GOOD Music, to be a part of its production wing Very GOOD Beats, after appearing on the label's 2012 compilation album Cruel Summer. In April 2013, it was announced Scott signed a record deal with T.I.'s Grand Hustle imprint.

Scott's first full-length project, a mixtape titled Owl Pharaoh, was self-released in May 2013. This was followed with a second mixtape, titled Days Before Rodeo, in August 2014. Scott's debut studio album Rodeo, was released in September 2015 and was led by the hit single " Antidote", which reached the top 20 of the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. His second album, Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, was released in September 2016, to generally positive reviews.

Outside of his solo career, Scott is also a member of the supergroup, Huncho Jack with Quavo. The pair released their first collaborative album on December 21, 2017 titled Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho.

Early life

Webster was born in Houston, Texas. He grew up in Missouri City, a middle-class suburban area bordering southwest Houston. Webster lived with his grandmother, but later moved to the suburbs, where his father ran his own business. [3] Webster attended a private elementary school and middle school though graduated from Elkins High School, a public high school at the age of seventeen. [4] Webster then later attended the University of Texas at San Antonio before dropping out to fully pursue his music career when he was a sophomore. [5] [6]

After dropping out, Webster immediately moved to New York City in an attempt to start his music career. His parents, frustrated that he had dropped out of University, eventually cut him off financially. [7]

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