Jacques Webster (born April 30, 1992), better known by his stage name Travis Scott (stylized as Travi$ Scott), is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer from Houston, Texas. In 2012, Scott signed to Epic Records before eventually signing to Kanye West's GOOD Music production wing known as Very G.O.O.D. Beats, in November of the same year, as an in-house producer, after appearing on the label's debut compilation Cruel Summer (2012). In April 2013, it was announced he signed with T.I.'s Grand Hustle imprint. He released his first official full-length project, an album titled Owl Pharaoh, on May 21, 2013.
2009–2012: Musical beginnings and record deals
Scott began to produce beats at the age of 16, and then made his first musical relationship with longtime friend, Chris Holloway named The Graduates. They released their first EP on Myspace in 2009. In 2010, he formed a duo with OG Chess, named The Classmates. They released two full projects, the first one named Buddy Rich, and the second named Cruis'n USA in 2011, with Scott producing all of the songs. After personal differences & financial disputes, OG Chess and Scott broke up in late 2011.
Scott moved to Los Angeles from Texas after dropping out of college. Scott, with help from his friend Mike Waxx, who owns the website Illroots, started to record and release music. T.I. listened to one of Scott's songs titled "Lights (Love Sick)", which he released while staying in Los Angeles, and contacted Scott, asking him to come down to a studio. T.I. then freestyled a verse over for Scott's song "Animal". Scott then acquired the phone number of Kanye West's engineer, Anthony Kilhoffer and organised a meeting which allowed him to play his music for him. Kilhoffer then took Scott under his wing, and through Kilhoffer, he met Kanye West while in New York. Scott worked with Kanye on his debut project, Owl Pharaoh, which has been delayed numerous times, and GOOD Music's debut compilation album, Cruel Summer. Scott co-produced the songs, "To The World", "The Morning" and "Don't Like", and also produced and contributed a verse to "Sin City". Scott has also directed a number of music videos, such as "Brake Lights" for fellow former Very GOOD Beats labelmate, Hit-Boy.
2012–2013: Owl Pharaoh
Owl Pharaoh was supposed to be released for free in mid-2012. It was delayed however, and then slated for a late 2012 release. After re-making the project with help from Kanye West, Mike Dean and Anthony Kilhoffer it was again, delayed for sample clearance issues. In January 2013, Scott was featured on fellow G.O.O.D. Music member, Pusha T's album, Wrath of Caine on the track "Blocka" produced by Young Chop. Shortly afterwards, Scott released his own version of "Blocka", entitled "Blocka La Flame", which featured additional production from Mike Dean and Scott himself. On March 22, 2013, Scott released another single off his album called "Quintana", accompanied with a music video. The song features Wale and was produced by Scott, Sak Pase and Mike Dean.
On March 27, 2013, XXL Magazine revealed that Scott was a member of XXL's Freshman Class of 2013. On March 29, 2013, in an interview with British DJ, DJ Semtex, Scott premiered a snippet of his next single, "Upper Echelon", featuring 2 Chainz. On April 2nd, Scott stated that Owl Pharaoh will be released on iTunes on May 21, 2013. The full version of "Upper Echelon" was premiered on April 18 also featuring T.I. and the following day it was released to iTunes. Then on April 23 the song was sent to Urban contemporary radio. The EP would end up being released for free.
2014–present: Days Before Rodeo
Scott performed a supposedly new single from his studio debut album, which was tentatively named 1975 featuring Big Sean at the Texan festival SXSW on March 13, 2014. Scott later confirmed via his Twitter account that the song wasn't called 1975, but it was the first single from his debut album. Then, again on his Twitter account, he confirmed the name of the album, entitled Rodeo. On May 5, 2014, Scott released the full version of the new single, now named Don't Play featuring Big Sean and The 1975, on his Soundcloud and Twitter accounts.   After months of touring between May and July, Scott took to his twitter to announce that he was releasing a new project named Days Before Rodeo, an album which would be served as a lead on to his debut studio album. On August 17, 2014, Scott tweeted a link to his website, which contained the tracklist and artwork of the album. Later in 2014, Scott released some snippets of Yung Leans's Song "Ghosttown" Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.
Jacques Webster, better known by his stage name Travi$ Scott, is an American hip hop recording artist, record producer and model from Houston, Texas. In 2012, Scott signed to Epic Records before eventually signing to Kanye West's G.O.O.D Music production wing known as Very G.O.O.D. Beats, in November of the same year, as an in-house producer, after appearing on the label's debut compilation Cruel Summer (2012). In April 2013, it was announced he signed with T.I.'s Grand Hustle imprint. He released his first official full-length project, a mixtape titled 'Owl Pharaoh', on May 21, 2013. On August 18, 2014 Scott released a free-album/mixtape entitled 'Days Before Rodeo'. His debut studio album, Rodeo, was released on September 4, 2015. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.