It's no surprise that Travis Scott comes from a musically experienced family. In fact, as DJ Premier revealed during a recent interview on the Rap Radar podcast with Elliott Wilson and Brian "B.Dot" Miller, Scott's family is responsible for his early education in drums and bass guitar.
"Travis Scott's dad was one of my OGs when I was a kid in Texas," Premier said. "Obviously Travis was nonexistent yet because his father wasn't even married back then. His father put me on, you know, I used to ride minibikes and I was into motorcycles real heavy and dirt bikes. His father taught me how to ride. Shout to Jack, and shout to his brother Travis."
As a teenager, Premier started spending more time with Travis Scott's father and uncle, who ultimately got him acquainted with the raw power of drums and bass. "They were the first to have everything in my neighborhood," he said, noting that the three of them spent a lot of time watching Soul Train together. "Jack and Travis was always playing drums and bass in the house, and they taught me how to play drums and bass. Travis taught me bass and Jack taught me drums." That education, Premier added, was influential on his production style.
Premier also chatted about working with Royce da 5'9", the ASAP Ferg-featuring "Our Streets," and more:
Maybe we'll get some Premier production on Astroworld?