- Travie McCoy is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter
- He is the co-founder and former lead vocalist of the rap rock band Gym Class Heroes, in addition to having a solo career
- Find more facts about Travie below
|Real name:||Travis Lazarus McCoy|
|How tall is Travie McCoy?||193 cm / 6 ft 4 in|
|Weight|| 73 kg / 161 lbs||Born:||05 August 1981 |
|How old is Travie McCoy in 2020? / Age: ||39 years|
|Where was Travie McCoy born?||Geneva, New York, U.S.A.|
Net worth 2020 (estimated)
|How much is Travie McCoy worth?||$9,000,000|
Who is Travie McCoy? / Facts
- Early days - McCoy was born and raised in Geneva, New York.
His father is Haitian and his mother is of Irish descent.
As a child, McCoy was confined to a wheelchair for four months after a skateboarding accident - his lack of mobility allowed him to focus on art.
When he was 15, McCoy worked in a tattoo parlor as an apprentice, and shortly after, he began tattooing his friends.
McCoy became involved with punk rock scenes as a teenager.
- Gym Class Heroes - He formed the band Gym Class Heroes with childhood friend Matt McGinley in 1997, and after several line-up changes, the group was signed to Fueled by Ramen which released their debut album.
A prominent opening act for Gym Class Heroes was the critically acclaimed hip-hop group "ModifiedBlockStyle".
After the addition of guitarist Disashi Lumumba-Kasongo and bassist Eric Roberts, Gym Class Heroes was also signed to Decaydance Records, Pete Wentz's independent record label.
On the label, the band released the gold-selling album As Cruel as School Children.
Since that release, the band's single "Cupid's Chokehold" reached #3 on the UK Singles Chart and #4 on the Billboard Hot 100.
"Clothes Off!!" and "Cookie Jar" peaked at #5 and #6 on the UK Singles Chart.
They have collaborated with Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump on numerous occasions, notably for providing backing vocals on the song "Cupid's Chokehold".
Stump also produced the majority of their album The Quilt, which was released on September 9, 2008, and peaked at #14 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart and #41 on the UK Albums Chart.
In 2009, McCoy remixed the Bring Me the Horizon song "Chelsea Smile" for their remixes album, Suicide Season: Cut Up!.
McCoy and Gym Class Heroes released a new album, The Papercut Chronicles II, in November 2011.
He performed "Stereo Hearts" with Adam Levine of Maroon 5 on November 5, 2011 on Saturday Night Live.
- Solo career - Gym Class Heroes took a three-year hiatus from music, leaving McCoy to focus on his solo career - McCoy released his debut solo album, Lazarus, in 2010.
In early May 2010, the lead single from the album, "Billionaire" featuring Bruno Mars, peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 and number three on the UK Singles Chart.
McCoy released his first solo album, Lazarus on June 8, 2010, after being in the works for a year and a half.
In 2013, Travie McCoy released "Rough Water", a single with Jason Mraz.
On March 23, 2014, McCoy released the single "Keep On Keeping On" with Panic! at the Disco lead singer Brendon Urie.
McCoy features on Olly Murs' hit single "Wrapped Up", released in October 2014.
- Current labels - McCoy is signed to T-Pain's label Nappy Boy Entertainment.
- Addiction - In early March 2007, McCoy opened up about his battles with opioids.
He stated that he had been addicted to pharmaceuticals since he was 15 years old.
The death of his best friend in 2007 led McCoy to retreat further into his addiction, leading him to "dive into drugs face-first".
He went through his second stint in a detox program, and claimed that his opiate receptors had been cleaned.
He said of the experience, "I feel like a layer of shit has been peeled off of my brain." On his blog, he also stated that "I felt an enormous amount of guilt for glorifying drug use in our music".
- Legal issues - On July 2, 2008, McCoy was arrested after hitting a man on the head with his microphone.
The man had been in the crowd at a concert in St. Louis when he shouted racial slurs at McCoy.
McCoy asked the man, "What did you just call me?"
As security was removing the man from the venue, McCoy brought the man on stage to call him out in front of the crowd.
In a statement, McCoy's publicist said that the man hit McCoy's knee, which was in a brace after he had suffered a recent strain.
McCoy was later charged with third-degree assault and a warrant issued for his arrest.
On October 28, 2010, McCoy was arrested again while on tour in Berlin, Germany for tagging the Berlin Wall.
He was later released on €1,500 bail ($2,081), and continued on his European tour in Amsterdam.
He later posted a picture of the artwork on his Twitter account.
- Trivia - He had a dog named Stitch.
- Personal life - McCoy dated singer Katy Perry for two years, with their relationship ending in December 2008.
In late November 2006, she played his love interest in the music video for "Cupid's Chokehold".
He later said of the relationship: "I'm over it. There's no bad blood. I wish her nothing but the best in her future endeavors." and "We both have gone our separate ways so it is what it is".
McCoy is allegedly the subject of Perry's song "Circle the Drain" from her 2010 album Teenage Dream.
- Social media stats as of June 2020:
- Geneva High School (New York)
- Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute
People ridicule you for the silliest thing, like what you wore to an event. At the end of the day, I'm just being me - if that's not good enough for you, tell me what is. Usually people don't have an answer.
I'd like to be remembered as someone that lived life by his own rules with no regrets.
When the fishbowl gets too small, it's time to pack up and leave and jump into the lake or ocean.
I'm proud I've been able to pay my rent doing what I love because I hate real jobs.
With anything I do, it's hard to categorize it. With any project, I just go in and blindly start writing songs and then find out which way we want to go with it.
No one in my circle calls me 'Travis.' Even my family, at a young age started calling me 'Travie.' So I want people to feel comfortable calling me 'Travie.' It's almost like inviting people in.
The best thing I ever bought is my dog Stitch. He's the best friend & companion.
I took vocal lessons for the first time and actually learned a lot about using my voice as an instrument as opposed to just doing what I've always done and going by feeling. I'm still doing that, but I've learned a lot of tricks and how to manipulate and play with my voice a little bit.
A lot of underground hip-hop will inspire me as far as rhyme patterns - really wordy, intelligent lyrics.
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Last update: 17 June 2020
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