Travi$ Scott: “I went to college at the University of Texas for two years. I dropped out sophomore year. Every day in college was depressing. I wanted to be an artist. I wanted to do this shit. I wanted to be on an album, I wanted to put out my own shit, I wanted to be on stage rapping at MTV, I wanted to have the best video of the year.

“I’m looking at other artists putting out shit and like everyone’s all hyped about it. and I’m like, ‘Yo nigga you hear these beats nigga!’ It frustrated me man, just seeing the Grammys, seeing the VMAs, and I’m in college. I’m like ‘Fuck this,’ I just had to get the fuck out. It was driving me nuts.

“Last year, I was in my room and I was like, ‘Fuck this shit.’ I lied to my mom. I was like, ‘Yo, I need mad money for books. I need a new computer.’ And somehow they got me the money and I spent that shit on like living . Bought me a plane ticket next day, dipped out to New York, and I started grinding man.”