For the past few years, Travis Scott has been a staple in the hip hop and rap community, releasing billboard hits such as “Goosebumps”, “Antidote”, and “Butterfly Effect”. In his career, Scott has collaborated with many respected artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Drake, and the Migos. However, many fans believe that his latest piece of work is his best yet.
Travis Scott, who was born Jacques Webster on April 30, 1992 in Houston, still lives in Texas and has been very important to Houston’s music culture. Scott holds enormous pride in his hometown of Houston and is currently located there, however he had relocated to New York in order to jump start his musical career in 2010. In 2012, he had signed his first major label deal with Epic Records and Kanye West’s GOOD Music. After releasing his first solo project, Owl Pharaoh, in 2013, Scott was inducted into the XXL Freshman Class, a very coveted position in the hip hop and rap world. After this was announced, Scott’s popularity skyrocketed just in time for him to go on tour for his album, Days Before Rodeo. In 2015 and 2016, Scott released two albums, Rodeo and Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, which included features from artists such as Quavo, Kanye West, and Justin Bieber, just to name a few. Now, Travis Scott seems to be at the peak of his career. In 2017, he released a joint album with Quavo (Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho), which reached the Billboard top 100.
Travis Scott has gained the attention of many teenagers at San Marcos. “I’ve been a fan of Travis for 3 years and his new album is a lot different from anything else he’s done,” said senior Bryton Park. “I like the style he undertook in this project.”
On August 3, 2018, Travis Scott released his highly anticipated 17-song album titled ASTROWORLD. First teased in 2017, the album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. ASTROWORLD features artists other than Scott such as Drake, 21 Savage, Quavo, and Juice WRLD. As of now, ASTROWORLD remains the #1 album on iTunes. Sicko Mode, Yosemite, and Stargazing, which are all songs in ASTROWORLD currently hold spots in the top 15.
When asked about his new album, senior Erik Larson said, “ASTROWORLD is a beautifully composed album that brings out the absolute best in Travis Scott as an artist. To rate the album as a whole, I would give it a 4.5 out of 5.”
Travis Scott has achieved much in the rap game, including numerous awards for his work as an artist. ASTROWORLD and Scott himself will undoubtedly be nominated for awards in the 2018 Grammy Awards Show, as the album has been voted best album of 2018 by many critics and experts. Travis Scott has proved to be one of the most successful rappers in the game, and he shows no signs of slowing down.