Jacques Berman Webster II, known professionally as Travis Scott, is an American rapper, singer and record producer. In 2012, Scott signed his first major-label deal with Epic Records. In November of the same year, Scott signed a deal with Kanye West's GOOD Music, as part of its production wing Very GOOD Beats. In April 2013, Scott signed a record deal with T. I.'s Grand Hustle imprint. Scott's first full-length project, the mixtape Owl Pharaoh, was self-released in 2013, it was followed with a second mixtape, Days Before Rodeo, in August 2014. His debut studio album, was led by the hit single "Antidote", his second album, Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight became his first number one album on the Billboard 200. The following year, Scott released a collaborative album with Quavo titled Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho under the group name Huncho Jack. In 2018, his anticipated Astroworld was released to widespread critical acclaim and produced his first Billboard Hot 100 number one single, "Sicko Mode". In late 2019, Scott's record label Cactus Jack Records released the compilation album JackBoys which became the first number one album on the Billboard 200 of the 2020s.
Scott's musical style has been described as a fusion of traditional hip lo-fi and ambient. Scott has sold over 45 million certified records in the US alone, he won a Billboard Music Award. Jacques Berman Webster II was born in Texas. From ages one through six, Webster lived with his grandmother in Houston. Located in south-central Houston, the neighborhood was notorious for crime and had an impact on a young Webster, "Growing up, my grandmother stayed in the'hood so I seen random crazy shit. Mad bums and crazy spazzed out motherfuckers, I saw people looking weird and grimey. I was always like, ‘I gotta get the fuck out this shit.’ It gave me my edge— who I am right now." Webster moved to Missouri City, a middle-class suburban area bordering southwest Houston, to live with his parents. His mother worked for Apple and his father ran his own business. Webster's father is a soul musician and his grandfather was a jazz composer. Webster graduated at seventeen. Webster attended the University of Texas San Antonio, before dropping out his sophomore year to pursue his music career.
After dropping out, Webster moved to New York City in an attempt to start his music career. His parents, frustrated that he had dropped out of school cut him off financially. Webster formed a duo with his longtime friend Chris Holloway known as The Graduates. In 2008, the duo released their untitled first EP on social networking website Myspace; the following year, one of Scott's schoolmates, formed the group The Classmates. The Classmates released two projects, with Buddy Rich in 2009 and Cruis'n USA in 2010. Scott handled production work on both projects; the duo remained together until late 2012, when personal conflicts and financial disputes led to the disbandment of the group. After leaving college, Scott moved from Houston to Washington Heights in New York City where Scott began working with friend Mike Waxx, who owned the music website Illroots. After moving to New York, Scott slept on the floor at his friend's house and spent most of his time at Just Blaze's studio. Frustrated in New York and the lack of progression, Scott moved to Los Angeles, after only four months in the state.
In Los Angeles, Webster was abandoned by his friend who had promised to help him by providing housing. His parents cut him off financially and he was forced to relocate back to Houston, where his parents kicked him out of their home. Webster moved back to Los Angeles once again and began to sleep on the couch of a friend who studied at University of Southern California. Atlanta-based rapper and owner of Grand Hustle Records, T. I. would hear one of Webster's productions, titled "Lights". While in Los Angeles, T. I.'s representative contacted Webster. During the meeting, T. I. freestyled over "Animal", one of Webster's productions. Scott's first solo full-length project is a mixtape titled Owl Pharaoh, set to be released as a free download in 2012. However, the project was delayed, was announced to be slated for a release; the project was re-created by Kanye West and Mike Dean, was again delayed for sample clearance issues. In promotion Scott would release the track, "Blocka La Flame", a remix of fellow GOOD Music label-mate Pusha T's single "Blocka".
The song was produced by Young Chop, with additional production by Scott himself, alongside Mike Dean. On March 22, 2013, Scott released the music video for a song titled "Quintana", set to appear on Owl Pharaoh; the mixtape's version of the song features guest vocals from fellow American rapper Wale, while the production was handled by Scott himself, alongside Sak Pase and Mike Dean. On March 27, XXL revealed that Scott was a member of their Freshman Class of 2013. On March 29, 2013, following his interview with British disc jockey, DJ Semtex, Scott premiered a snippet of his commercial debut single, titled "Upper Echelon", featuring 2 Chainz and T. I. On April 2, 2013, Scott stated Owl Pharaoh was his official debut mixtape and would be released on the iTunes Store on May 21, 2013. On April 23, 2013, "Upper Echelon" was sent to urban contemporary radio; the EP was released for free download. On March 13, 2014, Scott performed a new song, tentatively titled "1975" featuring Big Sean, from his upcoming project at the time, at the Texan music festival South by Sout
Donald Eugene Heap was an American football and baseball player and coach. He was twice selected as an All-American football player while playing for the Northwestern Wildcats football team. Heap was born in 1912 in Evanston, the son of Frank Heap and Rosella Heap, he attended Evanston Township High School, where he played football and baseball, graduated in 1930. Heap subsequently enrolled at Northwestern University in Evanston, where he played football and basketball, was a member of Phi Delta Theta, he played at the halfback position for the Northwestern Wildcats football team from 1936 to 1938. As a sophomore, he was selected by the Central Press Association as a first-team halfback on the 1936 College Football All-America Team; as a senior, he served as the captain of Northwestern's football team, was named its most valuable player and was selected by Paramount News to the 1938 College Football All-America Team. In his three years at Northwestern, Heap was a triple-threat player, handling kicking and rushing responsibilities and calling signals for the team.
He averaged more than five yards per carry. Northwestern coach Pappy Waldorf said that Heap had one of the best football minds he had encountered. After graduating from Northwestern, Heap was hired as the head football and baseball coach at Illinois Wesleyan University, where he served for three years, his teams won two Illinois Conference championships. During World War II, Heap served in the United States Navy, attaining the rank of lieutenant commander, his naval service included one year as an assistant coach for the Iowa Pre-Flight Seahawks football team at the University of Iowa. He served at a naval aviation base in Devonshire, England. In 1946, after his discharge from the Navy, Heap was hired by Northwestern University as its freshman football coach and assistant baseball coach. In 1947, Heap became head baseball coach at Northwestern and continued his position with the football team. Heap served two seasons as head baseball coach, compiling a 21–25–1 record from 1947 to 1948
Monte Attell, born in the Knob Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, United States, was an American boxer who took the vacant World Bantamweight title on June 19, 1909 by defeating the 1904 bantamweight title holder Frankie Neil. He held the title until February 22, 1910. In his career he faced world bantamweight champion Jimmy Reagan and the lesser known Danny Webster in title defenses, after losing his title, Frankie Britt, champions Johnny Kilbane, Joe Lynch. Attell was born on July 18, 1885 to a struggling Jewish family that, by one account had eighteen children; as a poor Jewish kid of diminutive stature raised in a tough Irish neighborhood, Attell began his career as a fighter from a early age. As his older brother Abe Attell was the Featherweight Champion of the World during the same period and Abe became the first brothers to hold world boxing titles, their brother, Caesar fought and was called "Two and a Half," for always giving that amount whenever the hat was passed for charity at boxing events.
Like his brother Abe, Monte spent some of his youth and some of his life selling newspapers for a living. At the age of 14, Attell was treated for burns to the face and hands from a childhood accident with a toy cannon which may have contributed to his decline as a boxer as he aged. From fighting for survival in the streets, Monte Attell turned professional by 1902, winning his first five bouts, he lost several of his early bouts, but between February 1906 and May 1909, he won ten continuous matches. His performance earned him a chance to fight for the vacant Bantamweight championship in 1909. Before his world bantamweight championship bout, Attell defeated Dusty Miller on November 5, 1904 in a six-round points decision at the Chicago Athletic Club. Two weeks Attell defeated Miller again at the West End Athletic Club in St. Louis, in a ten-round points decision. In their bout in St. Louis, Attell had the lead throughout, boring in and defending with skill. Miller fought back gamely, but Attell held the better hand.
In the fifth to the ninth rounds, Miller stalled, though he rallied in the tenth, the round finished even. Attell received the decision for his ability to penetrate Miller's defenses with stronger, if at times less frequent blows. Attell knocked out Johnny Reagan on December 1904 in seventeen rounds in St. Louis. Though the first nine rounds were close, Reagan knocked down Attell in the sixth, from the thirteenth through the seventeenth, Attell took the advantage. In the seventeenth, a left and right to the jaw, preceded by a single blow to the chin sent Reagan to the canvas for the full count. In two previous meetings at St. Louis's West End Club, Attell had won in a close fifteen round points decision in St. Louis on December 15, 1904, in an eighth round points decision the previous month. Attell lost to accomplished British boxer Owen Moran on May 15, 1905 in a twenty-round points decision at the Pallisades in New York before a private, affluent crowd of around 150, who paid as much as $10 to see the fight, a princely sum in that era.
Moran held the BBBC Flyweight Championship of Great Britain in 1903 and would compete several times for the bantamweight championship of his native land. Moran fought with more telling blows. By the sixth, both fighters were fatigued, in the seventh, Moran hooked a strong left to the jaw of Attell staggering him, causing him to fall against the ropes as the round ended. Moran tried to finish Attell through the final ten rounds, but was unable, as his opponent would retreat or clinch to save himself; the bout caused a serious eye injury to Attell which became permanent and led to blindness. On March 29, 1905, Attell fought Jimmy Walsh in Philadelphia in what many sources considered a World Bantamweight Title match that ended when the referee called a disqualification against Walsh in the sixth round for a low blow. One source noted that Walsh, "had the better of the bout from the start", that the blow which occurred two minutes into the sixth round was accidental. Attell claimed to have been injured, a foul was called by the referee, but Walsh was recognized as the Bantamweight Champion, by the National Boxing Association.
In an early loss against a known competitor, Attell lost to Freddie Weeks on September 3, 1906 in a fifth-round knockout at the Grand Opera House at Victor, Colorado. Weeks was a quick and scrappy competitor who fought some of the best, including Monte's brother Abe in October 1907 and January 1909 in unsuccessful title matches for the world featherweight championship. Attell defeated Mike Kutchos on November 25, 1908 for the Pacific Coast Bantamweight Title, winning in a fifteen-round points decision. Attell drew with Jimmy Walsh at the Colliseum in San Francisco in a fifteen-round points decision on December 21, 1908. Walsh claimed to hold the world bantamweight title at the time, the bout was billed as a world bantamweight title match for the limit of 116 pounds, but no title changed hands, as Walsh was overweight; as was the case with Attell, he was superior in the infighting, but Walsh lead and was more aggressive in the bout, he may have landed the more telling blows, accounting for the draw decision.
In the fifteenth, Walsh battered Attell badly making up any lead Attell enjoyed, Attell's face appeared far more battered at the end of the bout. On June 19, 1909, Monte Attell won the World Bantamweight title defeating former champion Frankie Neil at Coffroth's Arena, in an eighteenth-round knockout in Colma, California; the bout was billed as a championship for the world bantamweight title. According to W. W. Naughton writing for the Oakland Tribu