Travis Scott

Kayla Burford

From attending classes at UTSA to hitting the top of the Billboard charts, Travis Scott has been a huge icon for this generation. Scott is a six-time Grammy-nominated artist who came from humble beginnings out of Missouri City, Texas. After leaving UTSA, Scott decided to make his dream a reality and moved to New York City. He signed to the record label Epic Records, then dropped his first project, “Owl Pharaoh,” which kicked off his music career.

Scott started making headlines after dropping “Rodeo,” which featured his hit song “Antidote.” The song reached the Billboard Top 20 charts and was nominated for a Black Entertainment Television award. Following Scott’s breakthrough on the charts, his career has been on a nonstop incline with multiple Grammy nominations as well as a Billboard-music-award win.

In 2018, Travis Scott announced his third studio album, “AstroWorld.” This album would go on to be Grammy-nominated for Best Rap Album in 2019. The hit single from the album, “Sicko Mode” was also nominated for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance.

Following the immense success Scott received with the album, he decided to create AstroWorld Festival. The festival was a take on an old amusement park called Six Flags AstroWorld located in Houston, Texas, which was torn down in 2005. “They tore down AstroWorld to build more apartment space,” Scott said. “It took the fun out of the city, and we want it back. That’s why I am doing it.” When Scott put on AstroWorld in his hometown, Houston, Texas, over 35,000 people attended, showing the huge impact Scott has had on this generation.