All About Travis Scott
On April 30, 1992, a musical genius was born. Jacques Berman Webster II, better known as Travis Scott, is an American rapper, producer, songwriter, and all-around icon. Scott was born in Houston, Texas to a middle-class family, but grew up in the suburbs of Missouri City. He began making music at 17 years old, after receiving inspiration from Mase and Diddy. After high school, he continued on to attend the University of Texas San Antonio, but dropped out to move to New York and pursue his music career. Scott started out in a duo known as The Graduates in 2008, and later formed another duo, The Classmates. However, the group disbanded due to personal and financial conflict.
Eventually, Travis Scott relocated to Los Angeles, California. Cut off financially by his frustrated parents and abandoned by a friend who had promised to provide housing, Scott was forced to sleep on the couch of a friend who studied at the University of Southern California. His big break came when a representative of rapper T.I. reached out to him and called him in for a meeting. He also sparked the interest of Kanye West. Scott signed to Grand Hustle Records, and with the help of the two rappers, he produced his first EP entitled “Owl Pharaoh” in 2012. Two years later, Scott released another mixtape entitled “Days Before Rodeo”, which was the precursor to his first official album, “Rodeo”. This album was the catalyst to his immense success, and later released to more popular albums, “Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight” and “Astroworld”.