Who is Travis Scott?
Jacques Berman Webster II was born on 30 April 1992, in Houston, Texas USA, and is a rapper, best known for performing professionally under the name Travis Scott. He is also a singer, songwriter and record producer, who’s released numerous mixtapes and albums over the course of his career. These include his debut studio album “Rodeo”, which produced the hit single “Antidote”, which reached the top 20 of the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. He also received positive reviews for his second album entitled “Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight”.
The Net Worth of Travis Scott
How rich is Travis Scott? As of late-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $8 million, earned through a successful career in the music industry, including collaborating with other popular artists. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
While Travis was born in Houston, his family later moved to Missouri City where he lived in a middle-class suburban area with his grandmother, then moved again to be closer to his father who was running a business in the area. He attended Elkins High School, and after matriculating, enrolled at the University of Texas, San Antonio. During his second year in college, he decided to drop out to fully pursue a music career. He moved to New York City in an attempt to further his career, however, his parents didn’t support his decision to drop out of school, and cut him off financially. He formed a duo with his longtime friend Chris Holloway called The Graduates, and released an untitled EP through the social networking site Myspace. The following year, he formed a group called The Classmates, with schoolmate OG Chess. They released two projects including “Buddy Rich” and “Cruis’n USA”, for which he handled most of the production work. They stayed together until 2012 when they parted ways due to financial problems and personal conflicts. Afterwards, he started working with Mike Waxx who owned the website Illroots, but his frustration grew with the lack of progress he experienced in New York, and he moved to Los Angeles.
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With his finances running low, Scott returned to Houston to try and stay with his parents, but he was again kicked out of his home, so went back to Los Angeles, sleeping in a friend’s house and continuing to make his own music. Eventually he was noticed by rapper T.I., who invited him to a studio meeting, which led Scott to his first music release, a mixtape entitled “Owl Pharaoh” scheduled to be released for free, however, the project was delayed and later re-created, and meantime he focused on releasing singles instead.
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In 2013, he was named as a member of the XXL Freshman Class of 2013, before he announced that “Owl Pharaoh” would be his official debut mixtape to be released through the iTunes store. He then worked on his second mixtape entitled “Days Before Rodeo”, the pre-cursor to his major label debut studio album entitled “Rodeo”. He headlined a concert tour afterwards called The Rodeo Tour. alongside Young Thug, travelling to several major cities including Detroit, Houston, Denver, Chicago, New York City and San Francisco. His shows sold out quickly, particularly as guest appearances were made by popular artists such as Kanye West.
In 2015 “Rodeo” was released, featuring guest appearances by The Weekend, Juicy J, Justin Bieber and Young Thug, and received positive reviews, reach third spot on the US Billboard 200 chart. The song “Antidote” from the album would become Travis’ highest charting single on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart at the time, hitting 16th spot. The following year he began working on a new studio album, the title was later revealed to be “Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight”. He also confirmed that his third album would be entitled “Astroworld”.
He released the song entitled “Pick up the Phone” which was another collaboration with Young Thug, reaching the 43rd spot of Billboard Hot 100 and certified double platinum, and “Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight” became his first album to reach the top spot on the US Billboard 200. He then signed a worldwide deal with Universal Music Publishing Group, meantime also working as an executive producer for the Kanye West album “Cruel Winter”. He continued with live performances too, while launching his own imprint called Cactus Jack Records with the hope of helping other new artists find a platform.
Scott confirmed in an interview that his third studio album would be named after the defunct Houston theme park of the same name, ie Astroworld, and that he was working on a collaborative album with Quavo of Migos. He was also featured in the song “Portland” by Drake, which reached ninth spot of the US Billboard Hot 100. In 2017, he released three new tracks on SoundCloud, and performed with Thirty Seconds to Mars at the MTV Video Music Awards. A few of his recent projects include the collaborative album “Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho” which debuted in third spot on the Billboard 200.
In 2018, he then released the single entitled “Watch” featuring Lil Uzi Vert and Kanye West. It was released as a promotion for the album “Astroworld”. The album was released a few months later and received a lot of critical acclaim. He then released “Sicko Mode” which peaked at the number two spot of the Billboard Hot 100, making it his highest charting solo single.
For his personal life, it is known that Travis is in a relationship with reality television personality and entrepreneur Kylie Jenner. They began their relationship in 2017 and a year later had a child. He has mentioned in interviews that some of his influences include Kanye West, Kid Cudi and T.I. His style has also been influenced by production works of Alex Tumay. He makes heavy use of audio manipulation effects, including delays, phasing and auto-tune. His style has been described as a mix of traditional hip-hop and lo-fi, often associated with the term ambient, but he himself denied in an interview that he is hip-hop.