Jacques Webster was born on 30 April 1992 in Houston, Texas. Early on, he chose a pseudonym, Travis Scott.
When Travis was just 16 years old, he began working on his music career, making hip-hop its focus. Together with an old friend Chris Holloway, they founded a duo called The Graduates. In 2008, the group released a no-name EP and uploaded it to MySpace.
A year later, Webster and one of his school friends OG Chess formed a band called The Classmates. They released two albums: Buddy Rich (2009) and Cruis'n USA (2010). Webster was mostly producing the projects. The duo fell apart in 2012 due to disagreements about finances.
After finishing high school, Webster enrolled at a university but soon dropped out and moved to Washington in order to focus on the music career. His parents didn’t approve the rapper’s choice and stopped supporting him financially.
In Washington, Webster started working with an owner of a music website Illroots. Then he moved to New York. Travis had little money and had to sleep on the floor at his friend’s house. Four months later, he moved to Los Angeles, to continue pursuing his dream of becoming a famous musician.