Yet another proof that schooling doesn’t always correlate with success, Travis Scott has unarguably established himself as a household name. From ditching school to financial stress and then to unsuccessful attempts at becoming a record producer, the rap star has trod a rocky path to fame. But his music career which once seemed remote has since taken a fortuitous turn and has copiously produced several hit records and shows. Find out lesser-known facts about the award-winning rapper, singer, and songwriter.
Travis Scott Bio (Age)
Travis Scott, originally known as Jacques Berman Webster Jr. is a Texan born on April 30, 1992. Though his hometown is Houston, the rapper was initially raised in Missouri City before relocating to the suburbs. For his academics, Travis first studied at Elkins High School before proceeding to the University of Texas, San Antonio. However, the rapper let his passion get in the way of his studies and eventually ditched college for music in his sophomore year.
Out of college, Scott relocated to New York City to pursue his musical career. His original goal was to become a record producer but he later decided to first work on stage. Travis Scott has been a member of some bands including The Graduates and The Classmates. While the former band was formed in collaboration with his longtime buddy Chris Holloway, the latter was with his former classmate OG Chess. However, The Classmates disbanded in 2012 due to personal and financial issues.
Thereafter, Scott’s career seemed remote but eventually took a fortuitous turn after his talents caught singer TI’s attention. After much ado, the singer’s debut single Upper Echelon was released in 2013. Two years later, Scott’s debut studio album Rodeo was released. The album which featured many guest stars and had hit singles like Antidote and 3500 was not just a commercial success but also a chart climber clinging top spots on the Billboard Rap Album chart, the US Billboard 200 chart, as well as the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Travis Scott’s follow-up projects were even more successful. Notably, the 2016 single Pick Up The Phone which was in collaboration with Thug was a chart climber and a double platinum-certified record. After his critically acclaimed sophomore album, Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, which was released in September 2016, Scott landed a deal with Universal Music Publishing Group. The singer’s third album Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho was released in 2017 to critical acclaim.
Travis Scott’s single, Watch, featuring Kanye West and Lil Uzi Vert, which is part of his new album was released in May 2018. Besides his albums, Scott has other successful projects including numerous city tours and features on songs by other top musicians including Drake.
His Net Worth
Travis Scott’s albums, tours, and shows have recorded great success over the years. The singer’s numerous efforts have undoubtedly established him as a household name. While details of Scott’s earnings are best known to him, he has a net worth that is currently pegged at $8 million. However, that figure is expected to increase at a prolific rate given his talent and numerous projects still in the pipeline.
Travis Scott’s Parents and Kids
There is a dearth of information regarding Scott’s parents. However, he is believed to be the son of Jacques Berman and Wanda Webster. Going by public records, it is safe to say that Travis shared a close bond with his grandma who initially raised him while in Missouri City. However, the rapper later moved to the suburbs to live with his father. It is also no secret that Travis Scott’s parents were not in support of his decision to drop out of school and thus cut off their son’s financial support. Other than these, there is little or nothing else known about the rapper’s parents and family background.
Travis Scott is a proud father to a daughter named Stormi, whom he had with socialite, model, media personality, and businesswoman, Kylie Jenner. The pair began their romance in April 2017 and welcomed their daughter in February 2018. A few months later, Travis and Kylie stepped their relationship up a notch with an engagement. Amid several rumors of infidelity, the couple seems to be waxing strong together and there are expectations that their love story will end happily.
Travis Scott has impressive physical features. Some of the singer’s signature attributes include his gold plated teeth and dreadlocked hair. Travis stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches, complemented by the weight of about 67 kg. His other body measurements include chest – 40 inches, biceps 13.5 inches, and waist – 31 inches.