Jacques Berman Webster II, known professionally as Travis Scott, is a 28-year old American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Scott’s musical style has been described as a fusion of traditional hip hop, lo-fi and ambient.
In 2012, Scott signed his first major-label deal with Epic Records, and then in Novermber of the same year, Scott signed a deal with Kanye West’s GOOD Music, as part of it’s production wing Very GOOD Beats.
In 2018, his highly anticipated Astroworld was released to widespread critical acclaim and produced his first Billboard Hot 100 number one single, “Sicko Mode.”
In late, 2019, Scott’s record label Cactus Jack Records released the compilation album JackBoys which became the first number one album ont he Billboard 200 of the 2020s.
As of 2020, Travis Scott has sold over 45 million certified records in the US alone. He has also been nominated for six Grammy Awards and won a Billboard Music Award.
Where Was Travis Scott Born?
Jacques Berman Webster II was born in Houston, Texas, and until age 5 he lived with his grandmother in South Park, Houston. The neighborhood was notorious for crime and had an impact on young Webster.
“Growing up, my grandmother stayed in the ‘hood so I seen some random crazy shit. [I saw] mad bums and crazy spazzed out motherfuckers, I saw peopole looking weird, hungry, and grimey [sic]. I was always like, ‘I gotta get the fuck out this shit.’ It gave me my edge-[it made me] who I am right now.”Travis Scott
Webster attended Elkins High School and graduated at seventeen. He then attended the University of Texas at San Antonio before dropping out his sophomore year to fully pursue his music career.
After dropping out, Webster immediately moved to New York City in an attempt to start his music career. His parents were frustrated that he dropped out of school and eventually cut him off financially.
Where Did Travis Scott Get His Stage Name From?
Webster’s stage name is derived from his late uncle’s first name (“Travis”) and from fellow artist, Kid Cudi, whose first name is Scott.
What Are Travis Scott’s Top Tracks?
You can listen to Travis Scott’s most popular songs below: