Ashton Travis can tell you – not every road paved to the top looks the same.

Way back, the Mo City to Howard University native put out his Good Vibes mixtape, blending soul samples and witty wordplay. It was a smash but then, Travis disappeared and laid low. His reemergence back on the scene not only resulted in a brand new batch of music for him, but it also landed him on rap’s most prestigious label: Def Jam.

With his “Death Row” single starting to gain noise, Travis explains the Def Jam deal with the Madd Hatta Morning Show crew, why he already is aware of the comparisons to his friend Travis Scott and the music they’ve made together, making music over going to class at Howard University and the groundbreaking moment that led him to consider music seriously.

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