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  /  08.09.2018

At only 27 years old, Travis Scott has emerged as one of the most promising artists in recent memory. Solidifying his destiny as a taste-making vocalist, producer and songwriter in 2012 when he signed his first major label deal, the Houston native has since gone on to work with the likes of T.I., Kanye West, Justin Bieber, Kid Cudi, Young Thug, André 3000 and Drake, to name a few. Often referred to as hip-hop’s newest rock star, Travis’ meteoric rise to the spotlight is as inspiring as it is impressive.

As his fame and caliber grew, so did his creativity and execution, allowing Travis to become a multifaceted force to be reckoned with. From his high energy live shows, to partnering with fashion brands such as SUPRA, Alexander Wang, Helmut Lang and Reebok Classics as a bourgeoning style icon, Travis has been consistently delivering quality art since committing to his self-made career path as a hungry teen. As such, there are multiple examples as to why his growth as an artist is inspiring.

Firstly, fans can take note of Travis’ independent nature and decision to forge his own path. After graduating high school at age 17, Travis enrolled at the University of Texas at San Antonio, later dropping out his sophomore year to focus on music full-time. While he didn’t have his parents’ blessing in the beginning, he worked tirelessly to prove that the difficult decision he made would pay off.

Secondly, Travis’ versatile nature and creative drive is inspiring, with no shortage of ideas on how to elevate his art. In fact, his creativity is often one of the first things people bring up when discussing his ever-evolving career, and that is something to both celebrate and study. From producing for other artists (such as Rihanna, Big Sean and John Legend), to supporting acts such as Juicy J, The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar on tour, to developing his own craft as a solo artist, Travis’ inventiveness is evident on every project he touches. For one example, his choice to release a limited-edition action figure with his first album signifies how he is willing to take risks and do something different, an approach that many can learn from.

Thirdly, Travis’ growth on stage is another source of inspiration and is arguably what keeps his fanbase so captivated. His live show experience has evolved over the years, most notably in size, energy and production. From performing atop his signature floating bird to crafting an atmosphere that could be confused for the mosh pit at a rock show, watching Travis come into his own while performing is particularly special, especially for those who are aspiring performers themselves.

Aside from his music, Travis’ transition into fatherhood is proving to be a beautiful and inspiring one to witness, with the rapper welcoming his first child with Kylie Jenner in February 2018. While he tactfully keeps his personal life private for the most part, his ability to maintain his eccentric and intriguing persona as an artist while growing as a man and father is inspiration at its fiinest. Needless to say, Travis Scott has come a long way since self-releasing his music and sleeping on his friends’ couches, experiencing growth worth celebrating and inspiring others with each passing day.

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