Jacques Bermon Webster II (born April 30, 1991), popularly known as Travis Scott (previously stylized as Travi$ Scott) is a rapper and producer from Missouri City, Texas, located within the Houston Metropolitan area. Scott began producing and releasing beats via Myspace at 16.
He moved to Los Angeles after dropping out of The University of Texas at San Antonio following his sophomore year, adopting the name Travi$ Scott in homage to his uncle named Travis, and his musical idol Kid Cudi (real name Scott Mescudi).
Travis Scott dropped out of the University of Texas at San Antonio without his parents knowing and moved to Los Angeles to make music. His parents made a surprise visit to see their son at his former university. They eventually found out that he lied to them. They cut off support towards him from that time on. He ended up sleeping on couches and lived miles away from people he knew.
With some help of fellow southern rapper T.I., Scott signed to Epic Records and T.I.’s label, Grand Hustle. After, he acquired the number of Kanye West’s engineer, Anthony Kilhoffer. With Anthony’s help, Scott was able to co-produce tracks on G.O.O.D. Music’s debut album Cruel Summer. After his appearance on the label’s album, Travis signed to G.O.O.D. Music under a producer contract and along with West’s help, he released his debut solo mixtape Owl Pharaoh.
Scott released his highly anticipated sophomore album Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight on September 2, 2016, after previewing it the same morning on the .WAV Radio show on Apple’s Beats 1 platform. The album was an Apple Exclusive and was available exclusively on Apple Music for a week before its full rollout on all other marketplaces and streaming services.
Travis' third studio album ASTROWORLD was released on August 3rd, 2018. The album was a critical and commercial success, selling half a million copies in its first week, and peaking at #1 on the US Billboard 200 chart.
On July 28, 2023, Travis' highly anticipated fourth full-length studio album, UTOPIA was released after an almost five-year wait from ASTROWORLD. The album was released alongside the Bad Bunny and The Weeknd-accompanied hit single, “K-POP.” The album shares several similarities to Kanye West’s — a producer on the album — June 2013, Yeezus which Travis acted as producer on.