Travi$ Scott has really been on the come up lately, and there is no way he is slowing down. Travis Scott is hailing from Houston, Texas, and is talented in production and his lyrical ability is crazy. Trav is currently working on his EP, Owl Pharaoh, which is set to drop before the year comes to an end, but before it drops, there’s gotta be a few reasons to be excited for the project. Hit the jump for further information about Travis, and take a short journey through the experience of the making of Owl Pharaoh.
Reason #5. – He Made It Big With Little Support
As a child, Travis Scott had fist fights with his father, and he had little support from his family and friends around. Growing up and living at home, Travis was cold with his father. His dad never thought he would make it and it got to a point where he was turning off power to his room while he was making beats. While most parents would have your back and supporting your dreams and hoping you would make it, it was the total opposite with Scott‘s parents. The odd thing about the whole situation is that Travis‘ grandfather had his masters in music composition, and his Dad was soul musician, and they’d been through it, trying to make it big and what not, that’s where Travis got his music backround from. Travis stated in an interview with Complex that he could do a couple shows and make more money than his father in a year or two. The whole struggle with making his parents believe that he would make it was a struggle for the visionary.
Reason #4. – His First Feature Was From T.I.
Before Travis got a feature from Grand Hustle‘s T.I., he only had 4 songs out thus far (That B!tch Crazy, Lights (Love Sick), 16 Chapels, and XX), and if T.I. or any big name is messin’ with you when you haven’t even dropped a complete project, that’s crazy. It all started off like this, Travis got off the plane in LA after spending a few months in NYC, and he had over 10 messages from T.I. and his camp, and they were like “Yo, can you come by the studio?”. Travis then began to realize his accomplishments, as any artist would if this opportunity came along. During this time, Travis was slumming through the streets of LA staying at his friends houses when he could. When Travis arrived to the studio, T.I. was there and told Travis “Yo man, I f*ck with you. Keep doing what you’re doing, I just wanted to tell you that”. Soon after that they collabed for easily one of my favorite tracks of the year, “Animal“. Travis in fact self produced the track himself, and when T.I. stepped into the booth he killed the instrumental with a hot freestyle, and his verse stayed the same. That’s reason #4 to lookout for Owl Pharaoh.
Reason #3 – He Co-produced Some Of The Hottest Records This Summer
Not many artists can say they’ve been part of some of the best records this year, but Travi$ Scott can. When Travis first met up with Kanye West, it was during the whole “Mercy” fiasco. “Mercy” is undeniably one of the best songs of 2012 thus far, and Travis was able to throw his thoughts of production onto the record. Also, he was able to throw some boppin’ ideas onto Chief Keef‘s “I Don’t Like (Remix)“. Not to mention he has some credits for production on G.O.O.D. Music‘s Cruel Summer and more.
Reason #2 – He Is Part Of Two Of The Best Projects This Year
Well, I think we can all say Meek Mill‘s Dreamchasers 2 was a GREAT success, with a record breaking 3.6 million downloads and counting, there is no way you can deny the greatness of this tape. One track that is slept on is “I Get It“, and it was produced in its entirety by Travis Scott and also includes a feature from him as well. Another project, that may even be album of the year, is G.O.O.D. Music‘s collaborative album, Cruel Summer. There were two surprise features on the project, one being Ma$e, but even a greater surprise is Travi$ Scott. “Sin City” which originally was supposed to land on Owl Pharaoh, includes verses from Travis himself, and CyHi The Prynce, Teyana Taylor, John Legend, and Malik Yusef. They all did their part and killed the production made by Travis, but one stand out was Scott‘s, because there is a story behind the record. “Sin City”, as stated above, was meant to land on Owl Pharaoh, and Trav let Ye have the “Sin City” beat, and West stated “Yo I think I’m going to use this on the album. Who has lyrics? Everyone raise your hand. Travi$?”. Travis got hit up later that day when he was out in LA, and the G.O.O.D. team said “Ye wants you to rap on this.” And Travis thought “What?!” and he was apparently looking left and right like, “Are you serious? I’m about to be rapping?”. After he got the last minute message, he spit a quick freestyle and was nervous, and the verse was perfect because it stayed a freestyle. Travis then sent the finished piece back to the camp and they said “Oh this sh*t is so ill!”.
“That beat, how I made it, is just like how it is on there. That’s what it is on Cruel Summer. Nothing different. How it sounds on tape and that’s how it sounds now. If anything, it’s just like rearranged. The 808′s and opening up the song. It’s just added to make it more like ‘Ah!’” Stated Travi$ in an interview with Complex.
Reason #1 – It’s Travi$ Scott
The amount of talent Travi$ Scott has is crazy, his production is unpredictable and each song I’ve heard from him is different production wise. Each verse reminds me that his flow is killer and that it’s nothing to mess with, no wonder he has been compared to Kanye West several times. It’s hard to come up with no support and make it huge (Not quite huge, give it a few months), and have hardly any support, but Travis did just that and is about to explode into the music world. I can’t wait to see what Owl Pharaoh has to offer. I’ve been anticipated for this EP for quite a while now, and it’s just about done. Thank God! I’ve been supporting this man for a while now, and have been there since the start. It’s great seeing an artist with a big dream making their dream a reality.
Look for Owl Pharaoh coming soon! Owl Pharaoh 2012. XX!