Travis Scott Biography

(Rapper)

Birthday: 1992 (Aries)

Born In: Houston, Texas, United States

Travis Scott is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. Born Jacques Webster, he gained limelight in 2012, when he signed his first major label deal with Epic Records. The same year he signed a deal with Kanye West’s GOOD Music’s VERY GOOD Beats. To mark his association, he was seen in the label’s 2012 compilation ‘Cruel Summer’. In April 2013, Scott signed a record deal with T.I.'s Grand Hustle imprint as well. The same year, he made his big debut on the music scene with his first full-length mixtape ‘Owl Pharaoh’. Scott’s journey as a rapper and singer zoomed further as he followed it with a second mixtape ‘Days Before Rodeo’, in August 2014. However, it was the single ‘Antidote’ from his album ‘Rodeo’ that catapulted his career to a glorious future. The single not just became a big hit but was his first to reach the top 20 of the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. Scott’s career has been soaring high since then and his second album ‘Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight’ and a collaborative album ‘Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho’ have fared extremely well.

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Quick Facts

Also Known As: Jacques Berman Webster II

Age: 32 Years, 32 Year Old Males

Family:

children: Stormi

Partner: Kylie Jenner

Born Country: United States

Rappers American Men

Height: 6'3" (190 cm), 6'3" Males

Notable Alumni: University Of Texas At San Antonio

City: Houston, Texas

U.S. State: Texas

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education: University Of Texas At San Antonio

Childhood & Early Life

Travis Scott was born Jacques Webster on April 30, 1992, in Houston, Texas. He spent much of his early growing-up years in Missouri City, with his grandmother. It was later that he moved to the suburbs to be with his father.

He studied at a private school before enrolling at Elkins High School. He graduated from the same in 2007 and subsequently gained admission at the University of Texas at San Antonio. However, in his sophomore year, Scott dropped out of college to pursue a career in music. Angered by this, his parents stopped supporting him financially.

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Career

After dropping out of college, Travis Scott moved to New York City to start a career in music. Initially, he aimed to become a record producer and started focusing on hip-hop production. In New York, he spent much of his time at Just Blaze studio.

He partnered with his longtime friend, Chris Holloway, and together the two launched the band ‘The Graduates’. A year later, in 2008, they came up with their first EP on the social networking site MySpace.

In 2009, he formed a group with his former classmate OG Chess, named ‘The Classmates’. Between 2009 and 2010, The Classmates released two projects. While the first was with Buddy Rich, the second was with Cruis'n USA. Scott mainly looked at the production aspect of both projects. The duo remained together until 2012, after which they disbanded due to financial and personal problems.

Travis Scott faced a period of temporary low in his life, both professionally and personally. While nothing momentous was happening in his music career, his financial shortcomings left him with meager means to survive. He traveled between Los Angeles-Houston-Los Angeles. Coincidentally, TI of Grand Hustle Record heard Scott’s production ‘Lights Love Sick’ and signed a deal with him.

Scott’s first-ever full-length project was a mixtape titled ‘Owl Pharaoh’. But call it fate or bad luck, the release of the project got delayed and was later re-created by Kanye West and Mike Dean. Meanwhile, Scott released the track, ‘Blocka La Flame’, a remix of fellow GOOD Music label-mate Pusha T's single ‘Blocka’.

In March 2013, Scott released a music video of the song ‘Quintana’ which was originally set to appear in ‘Owl Pharaoh’. During this time, Scott became a member of the XXL’s Freshman Class of 2013.

By the end of March 2013, Travis Scott came up with a snippet of his first commercial debut single ‘Upper Echelon’. The single was finally sent to Urban Contemporary Radio and released as a free download.

In July 2014, Scott came up with his song ‘Don’t Play’, which was a prelude to his first major label debut studio album ‘Days Before Rodeo’. The song was a great hit. It was this success that led Scott to announce a concert tour ‘The Rodeo Tour’ with Rich Gang's rapper Young Thug and producer Metro Boomin. The tour started on March 1, 2015, in Santa Ana, California, and ended on April 1, 2015, in Portland, Oregon.

The Rodeo Tour was a grand success and made Travis Scott an overnight sensation. Renowned artists such as Kanye West, Chris Brown, Wale, and Birdman made special guest appearances in various legs of the tour that took place in different cities such as Denver, Colorado, Houston, Texas, Chicago, Illinois, Detroit, Michigan, New York City, Atlanta, Georgia, Philadelphia, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, California and Seattle, Washington. It is cited as one of the wildest rap tours of the current times.

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In September 2015, Scott’s much-awaited album ‘Rodeo’ was released. It included guest appearances from various artists. The album was a big hit and debuted at number 3 on the US Billboard 200 chart. On the Billboard Rap Album chart, ‘Rodeo’ hit the bull’s eye with the number 1 spot.

His album ‘Rodeo’ included two singles, ‘3500’ and ‘Antidote’. While ‘3500’ was an acclaimed hit, it was ‘Antidote’ that gave him a breakthrough in his career. It went on to become the highest-charting single on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at number 16.

In 2016, he released a collaborative single with Thug titled ‘Pick Up The Phone’. The single was majorly successful and reached number 43 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

By mid-2016, Scott announced that the title of his second and third albums will be ‘Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight’ and ‘AstroWorld’ respectively. In September 2016, he announced the premier of the second album ‘Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight’ on his third episode of .wav radio. He subsequently released the album on iTunes and Apple Music. By September 11, 2016, the album became Scott’s number-one album on the US Billboard 200. The following day, he signed a deal with Universal Music Publishing Group.

In February 2017, Scott performed at All-Star Weekend in New Orleans at Champion Square. A month later, in March he also performed at the New Orleans BUKU Music + Art Project festival. At the same time, he also green signaled his next concert tour ‘Birds Eye View’ which toured in cities such as New Orleans, Louisiana, and Eugene. The European leg of the tour commenced on June 23 and was completed on July 9.

Apart from working on his third album, he featured on a track from Canadian rapper Drake's project ‘More Life’ titled ‘Portland’. The song peaked at number 9 on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming his highest-charting song as a featured artist. During this time, he started working on a collaborative album with Atlanta-based rapper Quavo of Migos.

In May 2017, Scott released three new tracks on SoundCloud, including ‘A Man’, ‘Green & Purple’ (featuring Playboi Carti), and ‘Butterfly Effect’. He followed it up with a ‘DAMN .Tour’ and a performance at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards on their single ‘Walk On Water’.

By the end of 2017, Scott was featured on Trippie Redd’s single ‘Dark Knight Dummo’. It peaked at no. 72 on Billboard Hot 100. A week later, his collaborative album with Quavo, ‘Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho’, was released. The album debuted at no.3 on the Billboard 200 with seven of its tracks chart on the Billboard Hot 100.

In August 2018, he released his third studio album titled ‘Astroworld.’ The album saw massive acclaim upon release and peaked at number 1 on the US Billboard 200. It was certified triple platinum by the RIAA and became a recipient of the ‘BET Hip Hop Award’ for ‘Album of the Year.’

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In April 2019, he, in collaboration with SZA and The Weeknd, came out with the song “Power is Power” for the fantasy drama series, ‘Game of Thrones.’ The same year also saw the release of his documentary film ‘Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can Fly’ directed by White Trash Tyler. Scott also made a minor appearance in the 2019 American coming-of-age crime drama film ‘Gully’ where he played the role of a store owner.

In December 2019, he launched the collaborative compilation album titled ‘JackBoys.’ The album was a major success and debuted at number 1 on the US Billboard 200.

He voiced ‘Rhyme-a-saurus’ in the 2021 animated musical Christmas special ‘Trolls: Holiday in Harmony’ directed by Sean Charmatz and Tim Heitz. The film holds a 72% approval score on Rotten Tomatoes. In April 2022, he was featured in the song ‘Hold That Heat’ by Southside and Future. The following month, he was seen performing at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards. He also performed at a solo show at The O2 Arena in London in August 2022.

His fourth studio album is titled ‘Utopia’ and is slated to release in June 2023.

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Major Works

Travis Scott’s most notable work came with the debut album ‘Rodeo’ and its single ‘Antidote’. While ‘Rodeo’ debuted at number 3 on the US Billboard 200 chart and at no. 1 on the Billboard Rap Album chart, its single ‘Antidote’ went on to become his highest-charting single on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at number 16. It was his first platinum single.

Scott’s second album ‘Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight’ was a major hit and reaffirmed his dominance as a rapper and singer. The album helped him bag a deal with Universal Music Publishing Group.

Personal Life & Legacy

Travis Scott started dating Kylie Jenner in April 2017. In September, rumors of Jenner being pregnant with the couple’s first child spread. In February 2018, the couple welcomed their daughter Stormi. In September 2019, the couple parted ways. However, for the sake of their daughter, they quarantined together during the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time they rekindled their relationship. In August 2021, the couple announced that they were expecting their second child together. On February 2, 2022, the couple welcomed their son named Aire Webster. The couple again parted ways in 2023.

Controversies and Scandals

In 2015, he was charged with disorderly conduct for encouraging the crowd to rush toward the stage at the Lollapalooza. That same year, at a separate event, a man took his shoe while he was crowd-surfing. In response, Scott asked the crowd to attack the person while also spitting at him. In 2017 and 2019, people were injured when the crowd went out of control during his performance.

In November 2021, several people were left injured while at least ten people lost their lives in a crowd collapse at the Astroworld Festival in NRG Park. The incident happened during the first night of the festival when the crowd went out of control. However, it was later revealed in the video footage that Scott had done little to prevent the tragedy and kept the performance going even when the crowd was pleading with him to stop. To make matters worse, he incited the fans to “get wild” and “crazy” despite people getting crushed. As a result, Scott was heavily criticized for his reckless behavior that cost people their lives. He was also sued for $1 million by Kristian Paredes who was one of the victims of the incident.

In March 2023, he assaulted a sound technician while performing at a nightclub. He also damaged thousands of dollars worth of sound equipment before he left the club.

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