Jacques Webster (born April 30, 1991), better known by his stage name Travis Scott (formerly stylized as Travi$ Scott), is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer from Houston, Texas. In 2012, Scott signed a record deal with Epic Records. In November of the same year, Scott signed a deal 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 full-length project, a mixtape titled Owl Pharaoh, in May 2013. He then released his second mixtape Days Before Rodeo in August 2014. His debut album Rodeo, was released on September 4, 2015. His sophomore album, Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, was released on September 2, 2016.
Jacques Webster was born on April 30, 1991 in Houston, Texas. He grew up in Missouri City, a suburban area bordering south Houston and attended Elkins High School. Normally, Scott would stay with his grandmother, while his mother worked for the technology 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.
Spin magazine compared his 2013 mixtape Owl Pharaoh to that of Cudi's Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager. Scott has stated that he is influenced by Kid Cudi, M.I.A., Kanye West, Toro y Moi, and T.I..