Jacques Bermon Webster II (born April 30, 1992), known professionally as 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, as 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.
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. Webster attended a private elementary school and middle school though graduated from Elkins High School, a public high school at the age of seventeen. 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.
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.