Jacques Webster was born on April 30, 1992. He grew up in Missouri City, a suburban area outside Houston
and attended Elkins High School. Normally, Scott would stay with his grandmother, while his mother worked
for the company Apple and his father ran his own business. Scott attended the University of Texas at Austin
as well as The University of Texas at San Antonio before leaving to fully pursue his music career. Better known
by his stage name Travis Scott, stylized as Travi$ Scott, is an American recording artist, music producer, and
musician from Houston, Texas.
At the age of 16, Scott began to produce beats, and then made his first musical relationship with longtime
friends, Chris Holloway, named The Graduates. In 2009, they released their first EP on Myspace. In 2010, he
formed a duo with OG Chess, named The Classmates. In 2011, they released two full projects, the first one
named Buddy Rich, and the second named Cruis’n USA, with Scott producing all of the songs. In 2011, after
personal differences and financial disputes, OG Chess and Scott would break up. Scott moved to Los Angeles
from Texas after leaving college. Scott, with help from his friend Mike Waxx, who owns the website Illroots,
started to record and release music. T.I. listened to one of Scott’s songs titled “Lights (Love Sick)”, which he
released while staying in Los Angeles, and contacted Scott, asking him to come down to a studio. T.I. then
freestyled a verse over for Scott’s song “Animal”.
In 2012, Scott signed a record deal with Epic Records. In November of the same year, Scott signed with GOOD
Music, 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 official full-length
project, a mixtape titled Owl Pharaoh, on May 21, 2013. He then released his second mixtape Days Before Rodeo
on August 18, 2014. His debut album Rodeo was released on September 4, 2015.