Travis Scott's Childhood, Age, Family, Biography, Awards & More


Travis Scott's Childhood, Age, Family, Biography, Awards & More

Travis Scott is a rapper, singer, and songwriter from the United States. He rose to fame in 2012, when he secured his first major label deal with Epic Records as Jacques Webster. He closed the year on a high note, signing a deal with Kanye West's GOOD Music's, VERY GOOD Beats. 

He appeared on the label's 2012 compilation 'Cruel Summer' to commemorate his association. Scott also got a record deal with T.I.'s Grand Hustle label in April 2013. The same year, he made his huge music debut with his first full-length mixtape, 'Owl Pharaoh.'

Scott's career as a rapper and performer grew when he released a second mixtape, 'Days Before Rodeo,' in August 2014. However, it was the track 'Antidote' from his album 'Rodeo' that propelled his career to new heights.

 The record was not only a tremendous smash, but it was also his first to reach the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 list in the United States. Scott's career has taken off since then, with his second album, 'Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight,' and a collaboration album, 'Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho,' doing exceptionally well.

Childhood & Early Life :

Travis Scott was born on April 30, 1992, in Houston, Texas as Jacques Webster. He lived most of his childhood in Missouri City with his grandma. He eventually relocated to the suburbs to live with his father.
He attended a private school before attending Elkins High School. He graduated from the same in 2007 and went on to attend the University of Texas in San Antonio. Scott, however, dropped out of college in his second year to pursue a career in music. His parents were enraged by this and ceased financially supporting him.

Career :

Travis Scott moved to New York after dropping out of college to pursue a career in music. Initially, he aspired to be a record producer and began concentrating on hip hop production. He spent a lot of time in New York at the Just Blaze studio.

He teamed up with a longtime buddy, Chris Holloway, and the two formed the band 'The Graduates.' They released their debut EP on the social networking platform MySpace a year later, in 2008.

In 2009, he founded 'The Classmates with his old classmate OG Chess. The Classmates released two albums between 2009 and 2010. The first was with Buddy Rich and the second was with Cruis'n USA. Scott focused on the production aspects of both projects. The couple remained together until 2012 when they split up owing to financial and personal issues.

Travis Scott was going through a rough patch in his life, both professionally and emotionally. While nothing significant was occurring in his music career, his financial difficulties left him with meager means of survival. He traveled from Los Angeles to Houston to Los Angeles. TI of Grand Hustle Record happened to hear Scott's production 'Lights Love Sick' and struck a deal with him.

Scott's first full-length release had been a mixtape called 'Owl Pharaoh.' However, whether due to fate or bad luck, the project's release was postponed and was eventually re-created by Kanye West and Mike Dean. Meanwhile, Scott released 'Blocka La Flame,' a remix of Pusha T's tune 'Blocka' on the GOOD Music label.
Scott released a music video for the song 'Quintana,' which was initially slated to feature in 'Owl Pharaoh,' in March 2013. Scott joined the XXL Freshman Class of 2013 during this period.

Travis Scott released a preview of his first commercial debut track, 'Upper Echelon,' towards the end of March 2013. Finally, the song was delivered to Urban Contemporary Radio and made available for free download.

Scott released his track 'Don't Play in July 2014 as a precursor to his first big label debut studio album, 'Days Before Rodeo.' The song was a huge success. This success prompted Scott to launch the 'The Rodeo Tour,' a concert tour with Rich Gang rapper Young Thug and producer Metro Boomin. The tour began in Santa Ana, California on March 1, 2015, and finished in Portland, Oregon on April 1, 2015.

The Rodeo Tour was really a huge success, and Travis Scott became an instant sensation. Kanye West, Chris Brown, Wale, and Birdman made special guest appearances on the tour's various legs, which took place in 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 regarded as one of the craziest rap tours in recent memory.

Scott's long-awaited album 'Rodeo' was released in September 2015. It included numerous performers as special guests. The album was a huge success, debuting at number three on the US Billboard 200 list. 'Rodeo' reached number one place on the Billboard Rap Album list.

'3500' and 'Antidote' were two singles from his album Rodeo.' While '3500' was a hugely successful success, it was 'Antidote' that began his career. It goes on to be the highest-charting single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States, reaching number 16.

In 2016, he collaborated with Thug on the tune 'Pick Up The Phone.' The record was a huge hit, peaking at number 43 on the Billboard Hot 100. The Recording Industry Association of America certified it double platinum (RIAA).

Scott revealed in mid-2016 that the titles of his second and third albums will be 'Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight' and 'AstroWorld,' respectively. On his third episode of.wav radio in September 2016, he announced the release of his second album, 'Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight.' He later made the record available on iTunes and Apple Music. The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 on September 11, 2016. He inked an agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group the next day.

Scott played at Champion Square during All-Star Weekend in New Orleans in February 2017. He also played at the New Orleans BUKU Music + Art Project festival in March, a month later. At the same time, he green-lit his next concert tour, 'Birds Eye View,' which visited places such as New Orleans, Louisiana, and Eugene. The European leg of the tour began on June 23 and ended on July 9.

Aside from working on his third album, he appeared on the tune 'Portland' from Canadian rapper Drake's project 'More Life. The song reached number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, marking his highest charting hit as a featured artist. During this period, he began collaborating on an album with Atlanta-based rapper Quavo of Migos.

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

Scott was featured on Trippie Redd's track 'Dark Knight Dummo' at the end of 2017. It reached number 72 on the Billboard Hot 100. 'Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho,' his joint effort with Quavo, was released a week later. The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, and seven songs charted on the Billboard Hot 100.

Major Works :

Travis Scott's most recognized work was his first album 'Rodeo,' which included the track Antidote.' While 'Rodeo' debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200 list and number one on the Billboard Rap Album chart, its first song 'Antidote' became his highest-charting single on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, reaching number sixteen. It was his first gold single.

Scott's second album, 'Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight,' was a tremendous success and cemented his position as a rapper and vocalist. The CD aided him in landing a contract with Universal Music Publishing Group.

Personal Life & Legacy :

Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner have been dating since April 2017. Rumors of Jenner's pregnancy with the couple's first child began to circulate in September. Stormi, the couple's daughter, was born in February 2018.