If you call yourself a Travis Scott fan, here are 11 interesting facts (and more) you didn’t know about Jacques Berman Webster II AkA Travis Scott AkA La Flame.
11. DJ Drama was originally going to host Travis Scott’s ‘Days Before Rodeo’ project. Days Before Rodeo was slated to be a Gangsta Grillz mixtape until Kanye heard it and told Travis Scott to just put it out the way it is.
10. Travis Scott’s dad was a drummer and taught Travis how to play drums at the age of 3. One of Travis’s uncles plays bass and his grandfather was a jazz musician with a PhD in philosophy. Travis Scott also played piano growing up but he quit because it wasn’t getting him any girls.
9. In a 2013 interview with DJ Semtex, Travis Scott revealed he sacrificed his bed to build a makeshift studio in high school. Travis slept on a chair instead. When Travis would make beats in his room, his dad would come in and cut the power because he wanted him to focus on school.
8. Travis Scott made his first beat when he was 14 years old on Cubase. When Travis started making beats he made beats on every program except fruit loops, he hated fruity loops.
7. Kid Cudi is Travis Scott’s biggest influence. Kid Cudi and Travis Scott have matching Rager tattoos and Travis says Kid Cudi’s music saved his life and he cried when Cudi visited him in the studio while working on Rodeo. The “Scott” in “Travis Scott” is Kid Cudi’s first name and the ”Travis” is one of Travis Scott’s uncles first name who he looked up to.
6. Travis Scott is the first Houston rapper to sell out Madison Square Garden on his 2018 “Wish You Were Here” tour in support of his album Astroworld.
5. Travis Scott’s first musical project was a collaboration with his longtime friend Chris Holloway in 2008. Travis and Chris released “The Graduates EP” on MySpace under the name of their group The Graduates.
4. When Travis Scott first met Kanye in New York, the first thing Kanye did was give him a Doritos taco from Taco Bell and he ate it even though the taco was filled with sour cream which he hated.
3. Travis Scott smoked weed for the first time during his Senior year of high school, he got so high he knocked over a display of potato chips at a gas station. He graduated from Lawrence E high school early at the age of 17.
2. Travis Scott is a big fan of broadway. Travis was in plays while attending high school and he wants to design a broadway inspired play for his next album. He also wants to score movies in the future.
1. Travis Scott wanted to be a kidney doctor when he grew up.