Last month, when we finally got to hear G.O.O.D. Music's Cruel Summer, one name on the tracklist took us by surprise. No, we're not talking about Ma$e (though that was admittedly surprising), we're talking about 20-year-old Houston-born rapper, Travi$ Scott. What was Scott—a relatively unknown rapper who most listeners probably heard for the first time on Cruel Summer's "Sin City"—doing on the one of the biggest albums of the year?
We had Scott come by the Complex offices in NYC. The jittery rapper/producer—who at times, sounds like a California surfer the way he pronounces "dude"—told us about his life story and how he went from being practically homeless to rocking with Kanye West. He also shared stories of growing up and having fist-fights with his dad, dropping out of college to pursue his dreams, and his upcoming EP, Owl Pharaoh. Continue reading to find out, Who Is Travi$ Scott?
As told to Insanul Ahmed (@Incilin)