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Travis Porter

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Travis Porter is an American hip hop group from Decatur, Georgia Ali and Quez are step brothers; the two met Strap while attending the same middle school The three grew up together and in 2006 began exploring music1 The group's biggest hits are "Aww Yea", "Go Shorty Go", "Bananas", "Ayy Ladies", "Bring It Back" and "Make It Rain" produced by F-K-I Travis Porter released a biographical film titled Proud to be a Problem on May 18, 20102 Travis Porter has a YouTube channel with over 150 million views and a Twitter page3 In November 2010 the trio signed with Jive Records4


  • 1 Music career
    • 11 Music beginnings
    • 12 2010-2012: From Day 1
    • 13 2013-present: TBA
  • 2 Other ventures
    • 21 Acting career
  • 3 Controversy
    • 31 Roscoe Dash
    • 32 Young Dro and Yung LA
  • 4 Discography
  • 5 Filmography
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links

Music careeredit

Music beginningsedit

Porter consists of Lakeem "Ali" Grant, Donquez "Quez" Woods56 and Harold "Strap" Duncan78 During the early years, they started out as a group, called The Hard Hitters, and then later changed the name of the group as, called Travis Porter, to make it more re-marketable9 Following the name change, they have been performing all across the United States, before they began performing internationally In 2008, the trio played in between the cities, states, and even countries; including Kaiserslautern, Bamberg and Germany1011 Travis Porter earned the major of popularity through the releases of their mixtapes, showing performances, while blowing up these social medias with these four biggest underground hits; including "Black Boy, White Boy", "Uh Huh", "Go Shorty Go", and "All the Way Turnt Up" During the summer of 2010, the group appeared in one of Atlanta's biggest concerts, which is Birthday Bash12 and on The Mo'Nique Show13 They even performed with Canada’s own Drake at BMI’s Unsigned Artist showcase in Atlanta14 Even though they were being unsigned, they still were working with most notable signed artists, such as Roscoe Dash, Fast Life Yungstaz and Waka Flocka Flame15 Travis Porter was also featured on MTV Jams Feb 516 The group also received Myspace’s #1 unsigned group title17 In 2010, the group's non-album single, "Go Shorty Go" would be entering on the Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop chart18 They also has recently joined with the Broadcast Music Incorporated BMIwhen The trio was honored at the 2010s Underground Music Awards in New York City, with other well-known underground artists, such as J Cole; along with getting nominated for the “Most Dynamic Rap Group Duo”19 Gucci Mane reportedly announced the interest in signing the group Travis Porter to 1017 Brick Squad Records, saying "Just give me 12-15 songs I don't know about that other stuff Handle your business"20 But the group would eventually end up signing a record deal to Jive Records21

2010-2012: From Day 1edit

On December 22, 2010, the trio released their debut single, "Make it Rain"; peeking at number 50 on the Urban radio charts and debuted on the charts at number 97, then climbed to number 46 On October 7, 2011, RCA Music Group announced the disbandment of Jive Records, along with Arista Records and J Records With the shutdown, the group and all other artists previously signed to these three labels announced that they would have to released their future materials to RCA Records2223 On February 7, 2011, Travis Porter released their second single, titled "Bring It Back"

In 2012, the trio released their third single, "Ayy Ladies"; a collaboration with Young Money rapper Tyga The single peaked at number 56 on the Billboard Hot 100, and has topped the Top Heatseekers Songs charts, becoming Porter's most successful song to date24 The group's debut album, From Day 1 was released on May 29, 2012, under the RCA Records and their launched Porter House Music record label25 From Day 1 would be charted at number 16 on the US Billboard 200 and number 2 on the Top Rap Albums charts

2013-present: TBAedit

On March 5, 2013, Travis Porter released their eleventh mixtape, titled Mr Porter2627

On June 3, 2014, Travis Porter released their twelfth mixtape, titled Music Money Magnums 2; which is the sequel to their mixtape Music Money Magnums282930

On April 15, 2015, Travis Porter released their thirteenth mixtape, titled 3 Live Krew; which has its mixtape cover based on 2 Live Crew's critically acclaimed album As Nasty As They Wanna Be31323334 On August 21, 2015, Travis Porter released their fourteenth mixtape, titled SAQ353637

On January 18, 2016 Travis Porter released their fifteenth mixtape, titled 285383940

Other venturesedit

Acting careeredit

Travis Porter starred in their debut movie Red Rock, released on November 20, 20124142


Roscoe Dashedit

This track "All the Way Turnt Up" has caused controversy with Roscoe Dash After Dash stated that he came up with the song; including the hook and the lyrics and even asked the group Travis Porter to appear on this song Travis Porter then added this song to their mixtape, which was causing fans to believe that this was not Roscoe Dash’s song, but Travis Porter's Roscoe Dash then released the inverted version to the song through his label Interscope Records, adding a verse by a fellow rapper Soulja Boy43

Young Dro and Yung LAedit

The song, titled "Black Boy, White Boy" caused a controversy, when rappers Young Dro and Yung LA said that the song title was initially theirs44


Main article: Travis Porter discography Studio albums
  • From Day 1 2012
  • TBA 2017


Year Film Role Notes
2012 Red Rock As Themselves Co-Directed & Co-Produced


  1. ^ Metcalf, S 2010, March 02 "Rap group Travis Porter finally answers the popular question, 'Who is Travis Porter'" Retrieved from http://wwwtheritehercom/2010/03/rap-group-travis-porter-finally-answers-the-popular-question-who-is-travis-porter-2/
  2. ^ Lujano, J Artist 2010 The Travis porter movie Web Retrieved from http://wearetravisportercom/about-2/
  3. ^ Boyd, M 2010, May 03 Bringing you up to speed: Travis Porter Retrieved from http://hiphopatlunchcom/2010/05/bringing-you-up-to-speed-travis-porter/
  4. ^ Marschhauser, Brian 2010, November 30 Travis Porter Talks to benzino About Jive Deal http://wwwthesourcecom/articles/32482/Travis-Porter-Talks-to-The-Source-About-Jive-Deal
  5. ^ Travis Porter - City Hall in Denver - Denver Post
  6. ^ Travis Porter | Topics | BET
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  9. ^ Metcalf, S 2010, March 02 Rap group travis porter finally answers the popular question, “who is travis porter” Retrieved from http://wwwtheritehercom/2010/03/rap-group-travis-porter-finally-answers-the-popular-question-who-is-travis-porter-2/
  10. ^ Lujano, J 2010, November 22 "Upcoming Tour Dates, Travis Porter" Retrieved from http://blogwearetravisportercom/p=419
  11. ^ Porter House Music Group 2010 Events Retrieved from http://blogwearetravisportercom/page_id=156
  12. ^ McBee, J Photographer 2010 Their Exclusive video: travis porter on how they got to birthday bash 15 They also started their own record label Porter House Music Group Web Retrieved from http://hotspotatlcom/videos/jazzy/exclusive-video-travis-porter-rock-their-hometown/
  13. ^ King, V Photographer 2010 travis porter live on Mo’nique perform go shorty go Web Retrieved from http://keepittrillcom/videos/2010/03/travis-porter-live-monique-perform-shorty/
  14. ^ "Drake & Travis Porter Headline BMI Unsigned Urban Showcase in Atlanta" broadwayworldcom April 21, 2010 
  15. ^ Banks, Rico 2009, December 01 Travis porter & waka flocka flame – streets r us– dj teknikz Retrieved from http://wwwwordofsouthcom/2009/12/01/travis-porter-waka-flocka-flame-dj-teknikz-%E2%80%93-streets-r-us/
  16. ^ Says, T 2010, July 05 Watch Travis Porter on MTV Jams
  17. ^ Boyd, M 2010, May 03 Bringing you up to speed: travis porter
  18. ^ 2010, November 17 Travis Porter, “The Basics” Retrieved from https://wwwbillboardcom/artist/430388/travis+porter/chart
  19. ^ Horowitz, SJ 2010, August 24 J cole, tiye phoenix win at underground music awards
  20. ^ 2010 Gucci Mane Wants To Sign Travis Porter To Bricksquad Web Retrieved from http://wwwworldstarhiphopcom/videos/videophpv=wshhYRdMv5Cb4Wl9UL39
  21. ^ http://wwwvibecom/article/travis-porter-signs-jive-records
  22. ^ "RCA's New Executive Team Named Under CEO Peter Edge Amid Layoffs Update" Billboardbiz 2011-08-23 Retrieved 2012-04-09 
  23. ^ "Radio Industry News, Music Industry Updates, Arbitron Ratings, Music News and more!" FMQB Retrieved 2012-04-09 
  24. ^ "Top 100 Music Hits, Top 100 Music Charts, Top 100 Songs & The Hot 100" Billboardcom Retrieved 2012-04-09 
  25. ^ Ryon, Sean March 22, 2012 "Travis Porter Announce Release Date And Title Of Debut LP" HipHopDX Cheri Media Group Retrieved March 23, 2012 
  26. ^ http://wwwdatpiffcom/Travis-Porter-Mr-Porter-mixtape462897html
  27. ^ http://wwwlivemixtapescom/mixtapes/21130/travis-porter-mr-porterhtml
  28. ^ http://wwwdatpiffcom:80/Travis-Porter-Music-Money-Magnums-2-mixtape611977html
  29. ^ http://wwwhotnewhiphopcom/travis-porter-music-money-magnums-2-new-mixtape112964html
  30. ^ http://wwwlivemixtapescom/mixtapes/27938/travis-porter-music-money-magnums-2html
  31. ^ http://wwwdatpiffcom:80/Travis-Porter-3-Live-Krew-mixtape702397html
  32. ^ http://wwwhotnewhiphopcom/travis-porter-3-live-krew-new-mixtape115799html
  33. ^ http://wwwlivemixtapescom/mixtapes/33396/travis-porter-3-live-krewhtml
  34. ^ http://theboomboxcom/travis-porter-3-live-krew-interview/
  35. ^ http://wwwdatpiffcom/Travis-Porter-SAQ-mixtape730120html
  36. ^ http://wwwhotnewhiphopcom/travis-porter-saq-new-mixtape115980html
  37. ^ http://wwwlivemixtapescom/mixtapes/35792/travis-porter-saqhtml
  38. ^ https://mdatpiffcom/tape/760968
  39. ^ http://wwwhotnewhiphopcom/travis-porter-285-new-mixtape116233html
  40. ^ http://wwwlivemixtapescom/mixtapes/37903/travis-porter-285html
  41. ^ https://wwwamazoncom/Travis-Porter-Rock-From-Documentary/dp/B0091JJ192/ref=sr_1_1ie=UTF8&qid=1353430529&sr=8-1&keywords=travis+porter+red+rock
  42. ^ https://wwwyoutubecom/watchv=jw9EaGMujCc
  43. ^ Reid, S 2010, November 22 Unsigned Atlanta trio say new mixtape is 'giving most signed artists problems,' in Mixtape Daily
  44. ^ Williford, Fredrickus "Travvvy! Travis Porter From ATL to the World" Ezine Articles 06 Mar 2010: n pag Web 07 Sep 2010

External linksedit

  • Official website
  • Travis Porter at MTV
  • Travis Porter on Soundcloud

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