Travis Scott Is Launching His Own Label, Cactus Jack Records
Travis Scott is unveiling his plan to dominate 2017. Fresh off announcing his headlining tour, the Houston rapper shared in a new interview that he's hopping into the business side of hip-hop. While talking to Numéro Homme (March 6), La Flame claimed he's launching his own record label called Cactus Jack Records.
“I’m not doing it to have financial control over my music," explained the rapper during the conversation. "I want first and foremost to help other artists, launch new names, to provide opportunities. I want to do for them what happened to me, but better. By better I mean no bullshit. No lying to the artists about album release dates or the budgets of videos and albums.”
After months of delays and anticipation, Travis' sophomore album Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight made a huge splash last September and was hailed as one of the best rap albums of 2016. These latest remarks definitely echo the sentiment Scott shared when the young visionary spoke with XXL for his Winter 2016 cover shoot at the end of last year.
“In almost every album I feel like I’m chasing this thing,” he said describing his next project AstroWorld. “To others it might sound like drugs, to some people it might sound like love, to some people it might sound like success. It’s just this happiness thing I’m trying to find.”
In the meantime, Travis plans to hit the road on his Bird’s Eye View Tour. The rapper/producer released 32 initial dates for the tour today (March 6) with stops at Buku Festival and Coachella included. Cop tickets to La Flame's upcoming tour here.
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