Happy Birthday, Travis Scott!
Today, April 30, is 26th the birthday of Travis Scott.
Scott, born Jacques Webster in Houston, Texas, began producing music at the age of 16 and released his first music on MySpace within the group The Graduates in 2009. After moving to Los Angeles and linking up with T.I. and Kanye West, Scott's talent was fostered and featured on G.O.O.D Music's debut compilation album, Cruel Summer in 2012.
The following year, Scott earned himself a spot on the 2013 XXL Freshmen roster and then dropped off his debut mixtape, Owl Pharaoh, in May 2013. With huge cosigns from his G.O.O.D Music fam and space to show off his production and rap skills, the project marked the arrival of La Flame.
The following year, Scott pulled up with his 2014 effort, Days Before Rodeo, which featured guest appearances from Big Sean, Rich Homie Quan, Migos, T.I., The 1975, Peewee Longway and Young Thug. Days Before Rodeo birthed infectious singles "Don't Play" featuring Big Sean and The 1975 and Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan-assisted cut, "Mamacita," and only added to his sizable buzz.
Enlisting Young Thug and Metro Boomin for his 2015 Rodeo Tour, Scott moshed across America in true rockstar style before dropping his debut album, Rodeo, in September of 2015 under Grand Hustle and Epic Records. With production from Mike Dean, Kanye West, Metro Boomin', Sonny Digital and more and fueled by infectious singles "3500" and "Antidote," Rodeo pleased Travis' rabid fans and won critical acclaim among music heads.
In 2016, Scott released his sophomore album, Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight. Spearheaded by his Yong Thug and Quavo-featuring single, "Pick Up the Phone," the LP went on to be certfied gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
In the time since Birds, Scott's remained a very busy man. In between intermittent teases of his AstroWorld album and launching into a romance with Kylie Jenner, Scott recorded a joint project with Migos' Quavo. Titled Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho, the project, which dropped on Dec. 22, 2017, featured just about all the Auto-Tune-laced flexing fans could hope for from the two superstars. It also made fans want AstroWorld even more.
Life's been good for Scott in 2018, and on April 28, Kylie made things even better by renting out a Six Flags so he could enjoy a day of rollercoaster riding line free. Considering that his forthcoming LP, AstroWorld, is dedicated to a theme park shut down in his native Houston, it's safe to say it was the perfect gift.
Happy Birthday, La Flame!
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