Travis Scott says it’s better than any award he’s every received. “I owe everything to this city,” the rapper said. “This like my first award and I cannot be more proud to get my first award ever in my hometown.”
Jacques Webster — better known by his stage name Travis Scott — was born in Houston, Texas, but grew up in nearby Missouri City. He embarked on his musical career at the age of 16 as a record producer, focusing on hip hop production.
And the rest, as they say…
Fast-forward to the present, and Webster is already looking back on an illustrious musical career. Just recently, Missouri City mayor Allen Owen awarded the keys to the city to the rapper to honor their hometown hero.
Houston Rockets guard James Harden attended the ceremony and took the stage along with Scott and his family. Harden appeared in Scott’s “Way Back” video.
During the ceremony, Travis Scott expressed his gratitude towards his hometown. Travis gave a short speech to a room full of supportive people and fans cheering “Astroworld!” “My only job is just to inspire kids to be the best they can be, to reach their ultimate height,” he said. “Everybody has a dream, and everybody can do it.”
“I owe everything to this city,” Scott said. “This like my first award and I cannot be more proud to get my first award ever in my hometown.”
“This place right here gave me all my ideas,” Scott continued. “It’s still the driving focus of what I’m doing now in music and design and whatever I’m doing.
Travis Scott also performed his single, “Butterfly Effect.”
The rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer’s first full-length project Owl Pharoah was a self-released mixtape. A second mixtape, titled Days Before Rodeo, followed. By 2015, his debut studio album Rodeo was released, the first of several lauded releases.
The ceremony was held on February 10th. Accordingly, that date is now officially recognized as ‘Travis Scott Day’.
Incidentally, Travis also welcomed fatherhood on February 1st. He and Kylie Jenner recently welcomed their baby girl, Stormi.