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Nine light-years away, just outside of the Kepler solar system, we find ourselves consumed and utterly mesmerized with a story of a young rebel against the system refusing to conform or comply to the ways of authority. He chose the mood of "Fuck this shit." At that moment, the one known as Jacques turned to Scott, chose to jump off his mama porch, leading the stampede of lost souls in the middle of their metamorphosis, not quite through with their journey. Ain't made it to wherever the fuck they gon' be in life, but wherever it is, it's better than here, so fuck you, and fuck this.
Opening Narration of Rodeo, courtesy of T.I.

Jacques Bermon Webster II (born April 30, 1991), better known as Travis Scott, is an American rapper from Houston, Texas, signed to Kanye West's label G.O.O.D. Music and T.I.'s label Grand Hustle Records.

He's known for his highly detailed, psychedelic trap production, often making use of phasing, delays, and lo-fi/ambient textures, with the two main staples of his sound being his idiosyncratic use of Auto-Tune and his frequent mentions of drugs, mostly codeine and marijuana.

He is currently dating Kylie Jenner after a brief separation; the pair have a daughter, Stormi Webster, and are expecting another.

On November 5, 2021, during a performance at Astroworld (an annual Houston-based music festival which Scott created and ran, named after his album of the same name), ten people died of a crowd crush. Hundreds more were injured. Travis Scott has since become a pariah in the music industry, with many pointing to his own poor planning and encouragement of reckless behavior as key factors in the disaster.



  • Owl Pharaoh (mixtape; 2013)
  • Days Before Rodeo (mixtape; 2014)
  • Rodeo (album; 2015)
  • Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight (album; 2016)
  • Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho (with Quavo, under the name Huncho Jack) (album; 2017)
  • ASTROWORLD (album; 2018)
  • JackBoys (with artists on his Cactus Jack record label) (album; 2019)
  • The Plan: From The Motion Picture "TENET" (single from the Tenet soundtrack) (single; 2020)
  • Utopia (album; 2022)
  • The Scotts (album with Kid Cudi; TBA)


Birds in the Tropes Sing McKnight:

  • A God Am I: Defied in "Stop Trying to Be God", where Travis denounces the god complexes that various celebrities have and insists on them being loyal to those who are closest to them.
  • Album Title Drop:
    • Rodeo is mentioned in the last line of "Apple Pie".
    • Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight gets its title from a line in "pick up the phone." However, the line is actually "Birds in the Trap Sing Brian McKnight" note 
    • ASTROWORLD gets namedropped on "STARGAZING", "CAROUSEL", and the single "Watch".
  • All Caps: How the titles of ASTROWORLD and its songs are ideally formatted.
  • Auto-Tune: A huge element of Travis' style such that he's routinely praised for exhibiting the artistic merit in an oft-derided musical tool.
  • Drugs Are Good: One of his biggest hits ("Antidote") is about hotboxing.
  • Epic Rocking: "3500" crosses seven and a half minutes, and the beat doesn't switch until 6:22.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partner: With Quavo, as explained in their song, "Eye 2 Eye".
  • Identical Stranger: Downplayed; his resemblance to A$AP Rocky largely depends upon French braids, but they both make trap music with a trippy edge and can become upset if mistaken for one another.
  • Mood Whiplash: Travis is fond of switching the beat on his songs. One of the best examples comes from "Sicko Mode," where he uses three different beats AND a breakdown section within five minutes.
  • Pungeon Master: Sometimes fancies himself as such. However, when one of your bars is calling white girls snow bunnies like it's "Christmas-Easter..."
  • Shout-Out
    • Likes to reference Houston and Houston rappers like Bun B of UGK.
    • "...jumpin up, feel like I'm Moby."
  • Soprano and Gravel:
    • Provides the gravel to The Weeknd's soprano whenever they collaborate.
    • To a lesser extent, him with Young Thug or Quavo, or his Auto-Tune voice with his rapping voice.
  • Spiritual Successor: Travis has called ASTROWORLD a continuation of Rodeo.
  • A Wild Rapper Appears!: Since his music tends to be focused more on his autotuned singing, his rapping or other peoples' rap verses have this effect.