Name: Travis Scott
Birthday: April 30, 1992
Fav Dish: Thai Pizza
Jacques Webster (born April 30, 1992), known professionally as Travis Scott (, is an American hip-hop recording artist, songwriter and record producer from Missouri City, Texas. In 2012, Scott signed a record deal with Epic Records. In November of the same year, Scott signed a deal with Very GOOD Beats, as an in-house producer, after appearing on the label’s debut compilation album Cruel Summer (2012).
In April 2013, it was announced he signed with T.I.’s Grand Hustle imprint. He released his first full-length project, a mixtape titled Owl Pharaoh, in May 2013. He then released his second mixtape Days Before Rodeo in August 2014. His debut album Rodeo, was released on September 4, 2015. His sophomore album, Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, was released on September 2, 2016.
Rodeo was released on September 4, 2015, by Grand Hustle and Epic Records. The album features guest appearances from Quavo, Juicy J, Kanye West, The Weeknd, Swae Lee, Chief Keef, Justin Bieber, Young Thug and Toro y Moi, and includes production from several producers such as Mike Dean, Kanye West, WondaGurl, Suber, DJ Dahi, Metro Boomin, 1500 or Nothin’, Sonny Digital, Southside, Terrace Martin, Zaytoven, Pharrell Williams, Illangelo and Travis Scott himself, among others. The album was supported by two singles: “3500” featuring Future and 2 Chainz, and “Antidote”. The latter became his highest-charting single on the US Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 16. Rodeo received generally positive reviews from critics and debuted at number 3 on the US Billboard 200. It also debuted at number one on Billboard’s Top Rap Albums chart.
On January 4, 2016, Scott would make the announcement on Mike Dean’s instagram that he already had a new album on the way. On February 8, 2016, it was announced that iLoveMakonnen, Vic Mensa and Travis Scott will be part of the “WANGSQUAD”, an Alexander Wang campaign. On March 29, 2016, 300 Entertainment executive Lyor Cohen revealed that Scott and Young Thug were releasing a single soon and called Scott’s upcoming album a “classic”.
On April 7, 2016, Travis Scott previewed a single with Young Thug at one of his shows. On May 17, 2016, Travis Scott announced that the title of the album would be Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight and the title of the next album would be called AstroWorld.
On August 31, 2016, Scott announced that Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight was finally finished in a post on Instagram. Scott premiered the album on his third episode of .wav radio on September 2, 2016, and was later released on iTunes and Apple Music. On September 11, 2016, the album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.
On September 12, 2016, Universal Music Publishing Group’s CEO, Jody Gerson announced that the label signed a worldwide deal with Travis Scott.