Popular among lovers of the rap music genre, Travis Scott is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer.
He has recently hogged the headlines after news broke out that Kylie Jenner, the youngest of the famous Kardashian clan is expecting his baby.
Travis Scott Bio, Wiki, Facts
The rapper was born Jacques Webster, Jr. on April 30, 1992, in Houston, Texas. From ages one to six, Scott lived with his grandmother in Missouri City, a middle-class suburban area bordering southwest Houston. He later moved to the suburbs, where his father owned a business. After graduating from Elkins High School, he moved on to the University of Texas at San Antonio but dropped out to focus on his career in music.
He was 16 when he embarked on his musical career as a record producer, focusing more on hip-hop production. In his quest to establish his talent in the rap world, Scott joined forces with his longtime friend, Chris Holloway, forming the duo The Graduates. They released their untitled first EP on social networking website, Myspace in 2008. In 2009, he also collaborated with OG Chess, one of his schoolmates and formed the group The Classmates. Together, The Classmates released two projects, with Buddy Rich the same year it was launched and Cruis’n USA in 2010.
Notably, Scott took care of the production work on both projects. The Classmates remained together until late 2012 when personal conflicts and financial disputes led to the disbandment of the group. He later moved to Los Angeles, California where Atlanta-based rapper and owner of Grand Hustle Records T.I. would later hear one of his productions, titled Lights (Love Sick).
Scott signed his first major label deal as a solo artist with Epic Records in 2012 and later in November of the same year, he signed a deal with Kanye West‘s GOOD Music, to be a part of its production wing, Very GOOD Beats. This comes after appearing on the label’s 2012 compilation album Cruel Summer. In April 2013, it was announced that Scott signed a record deal with T.I.’s Grand Hustle imprint. Let’s just say the early 2000s did his music career a lot of good.
For his debut solo full-length project, Scott came up with a mixtape titled ‘Owl Pharaoh’, set to be released as a free download in 2012. Nevertheless, the project was delayed and was announced to be slated for a later release. After it was re-created by Kanye West and Mike Dean, the project was delayed once again as a result of sample clearance issues.
Days Before Rodeo And Fist Studio Album
His 2013’s ‘Owl Pharoah’ was followed up with a second mixtape, titled ‘Days Before Rodeo,’ in August 2014, serving as the buildup to a proper debut studio album. The mixtape was promoted with the singles Don’t Play and Mamacita, and the March 2015 U.S. Rodeo Tour. Subsequently, in September 2015, his debut studio album “Rodeo” was released. The masterpiece was led by the hit single Antidote, which reached the top 20 of the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. Scott’s sophomore album came hot on the heels of the success of the first one. The second album dubbed “Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight” was released in September 2016.
Hip-hop lovers got another reason to celebrate when Travis and Quavo released their long-anticipated collaborative album, “Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho” on the 22 of December 2017.
As a young rapper, Scott has a handful of other artists that he looks up to including Kid Cudi, M.I.A., Kanye West, Toro y Moi, Tame Impala and T.I.
Travis Scott’s Net Worth
Looking at the successes of his albums so far it is estimated that Travis is worth approximately $8 million. With just two studio albums, two mixtapes, two headlining tours, and a Grammy nomination under his belt, Travis Scott earned his fortune which is bound to grow in the future.
However, his fortune is nowhere near when compared to that of his 20-year-old girlfriend, Kylie Jenner who has a net worth of an estimated $50 million.
Height, Family, House
While there’s very little information about his family, the musician recently presented a large mansion to his parents, confessing that it was something he has always wanted to do. Scott pulled all the stops during Christmas season in 2016 and surprised his family with a new state of the art crib complete with a large arcade room, a big kitchen and an extensive outdoor pool.
He’s often made headlines for his relationship with Kylie Jenner who is supposedly pregnant with their first child. The baby is speculated to be due in March 2018.