This week, FOX continued its promo tour of screenings for the upcoming series STAR, co-created by Lee Daniels and TomDonaghy.
On Wednesday, FOX teamed up with ASCAP Urban to present a special screening and holiday showcase at Helen Mills Event Space in New York City. Over 200 press and influencers attended the swanky affair, which was hosted by media personality Gia Peppers and featured performances by recording artists Solo Woods, Topaz Jones and Liana Banks. DJ Max October provided sounds all night as attendees mixed and mingled in the sparkly gold-decorated space. Special guests included Mona Scott-Young, Keith Clinkscales, Len Burnett and media reps from The YBF, ESSENCE, The Root, BET, StuffFlyPeopleLike, NBC News, Complex and more.
Don’t miss the special preview of “STAR” airing Wednesday, December 14on FOX after the fall finale EMPIRE at 8PM ET/PT.
Travis Scott has been making major music waves as he tops the charts with his hip-hop/rock-filled music, while being praised because of his personal style, catching eyes of many including major fashion designers. Not to mention, he conquers the stage during his epic performances.
This week, the official cover of Paper Magazine‘s Living For Fashion issue has surfaced with Travis front and center. Others, like Kanye West‘s “Faded” protege, Teyana Taylor and Rita Ora also have their own covers for the exclusive issue.
Above, Scott rocks a jacket and trousers by Givenchy, shorts by Alexander Wang and a durag by Rags Worldwide.
Here, Travis Wears Jeans By Louis Vuitton and carries a blanket by Raf Simons from David Casavant archives.
Travis wears a shirt by Prada, shirt and socks by Supreme NY, shorts by Raf Simons from David Casavant archives, belt (top) by Gosha Rubchinskiy, belt (bottom) by Prada, and shoes by Adidas from David Casavant archives.
And last, Travis wears a shirts by Eckhaus Latta, trousers by Givenchy and belt by Dior Homme.
Though he’s only 24, the rapper, born Jacques Webster, has been working hard to achieve this kind of success for years. The son of a drummer and grandson of a music scholar who grew up in Missouri City,Texas, Scott recalls being bitten by the music bug early, but his eureka moment didn’t happen until he was 17 with the release of Kid Cudi’s acclaimed debut Man on the Moon:The End of Day. “I was like whoa, this is a route you can take like therapy,” he recalls, comparing Cudi’s sounds to an escape from reality. Under pressure from his parents to go to college, he enrolled at the University of Texas at San Antonio before transferring to the University of Texas at Austin, but says he often blew the money his parents sent him for “books and shit” on studio equipment and flights to NewYork and Los Angeles for meetings with record executives. He eventually dropped out of school to pursue music full-time and re-christened himself “Travis Scott,” a moniker inspired by a favorite uncle.