Travis Scott is on the cover of the latest Rolling Stones Magazine, which followed the rapper for a day in Houston.
We don’t really know when the interview, which lasted a whole day with a journalist in contact with the rapper. In between Facetime with Kylie Jenner, Travis Scott was able to talk about his close circle and here is what to remember.
His complicated relationship with his father
At Travis Scott’s, it was his mother who was in charge of bringing the money home. His father, who was unemployed, was a source of “big tension” for him. Travis Scott explained that when he made beats in his room, his father also tried to record music, saying, “Cut the sound, I’m trying to record! ». A great frustration for the young boy who added, “He had all this super cool equipment and he wouldn’t let me use it. The author of the article then points out that his relationship with his father has improved and that everything is now going well between them.
He owes his early career to an engineer from Kanye West
This interview is also an opportunity for Travis Scott to explain precisely how he came to Good Music. During his youth, he spent most of his pocket money on music equipment and transportation to Los Angeles or New York. He came in contact with a certain Anthony Kilhoffer who he had seen on the credits of a Kanye West album and showed him his work around a coffee in Hollywood. A few years later, Kilhoffer simply offered him to make his dream come true, signing on Good Music by participating in the album Cruell Summer 2012. He recorded Sin City with CyHi Da Prince, Teyana Taylor and John Legend, names that speak volumes about the importance of the label in the world of rap.
Marcus, his autistic brother, contributed a lot to his growth.
A rather rare thing, Travis Scott took the time to talk about his older brother Marcus explaining: “He can wash, walk, but he can’t really talk or articulate and communicate” before his childhood friend, Nate, added “We can say that his mind is elsewhere”. However, his brother would be good at drawing according to Travis “He draws super detailed Power Rangers in pencil without any erasure”. Every year, the rapper also buys him a Beyoncé album, even if she doesn’t have a release this year, it’s the ritual that binds her with his brother now under assistance all day long.
He’s still not comfortable with Kanye West’s rally in Trump.
The interviewer asked him about Kanye West’s ambiguous relationship with Trump. Apparently embarrassed by the question, Travis Scott explained to him that the young black community in the United States saw in him a model and that this rapprochement made everyone confused, even him his brother-in-law. The rapper then added that he is still a genius musician.
At the end of the interview, Travis Scott also said that he plans to make the Astroworld Festival an annual event and that he is of course working on new music. You can read the whole interview on the Rolling Stones website.
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