Get To Know Def Jam’s Ashton Travis And Stream “On Edge” Here
Houston’s Ashton Travis started making noise when he was included on Def Jam’s UNDISPUTED compilation last year and has quietly been hinting to fans that he’s been in the studio working on new music via his Instagram.
His new track On Edge makes it impossible to box him into just one single genre and when asked how he defines his musical style and sound, it wasn’t an easy answer.
“I’m just influenced by life but if you were to ask me this like back then, I really look up to Kanye, I look up to Jay-Z, I look up to Marvin Gaye, Lauryn Hill, Andre 3k, Amy Winehouse, Kid Cudi,” he told 97.9. “But it’s really no one spot that I can just point at or put my finger on and say that’s what I’m inspired by. You kinda just gotta listen to my music.”
We can expect to get a lot more music in the near future from the artist who admits he got too comfortable playing the background. “I’ve been around a lot of albums being made and now to finally make my own it’s a beautiful process to go through and it’s one that I call experimental still because I’m still not 100% in my artist bag,” he said. “I still ain’t got on fire yet. I’m hitting some jump-shots here and there but when I really get going I’m tryna hit 37 in a quarter.”
Get to know Ashton Travis better below:
You can also get into Ashton’s life and aspirations on GQ’s The Juice:
Follow him on IG @AshtonTravis