Travis Porter Biography
Travis Porter has not only performed throughout much of Atlanta, Georgia, but the group has also performed nationally. In 2010 the trio took a tour through Germany, performing in Stuttgart, Germany, Kaiserslautern, Germany and Bamberg, Germany. They appeared in one of Atlanta’s biggest concerts, Birthday Bash, during the summer of 2010 and on the The Mo'Nique Show. Travis Porter also performed with Canada’s own Drake at BMI’s Unsigned Artist showcase in Atlanta.
Label and Recognition
Travis Porter now belongs to Jive Music and Porter House music. They also recently joined the BMI family. The trio was honored in the Underground Music Awards 2010 in New York City with other well-known underground artist like J.Cole with the “Most Dynamic Rap Group Duo” award. Though when they were unsigned they still worked with notable signed artist such as OJ da Juiceman, Gucci Mane and Waka Flocka Flame. Travis Porter was also featured on MTV Jams Fab 5. The group also received Myspace’s #1 unsigned group title. Their single “Go Shorty Go” made it on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Chart and in fall 2010, their track “Make it Rain” hit number 50 on the urban radio charts and debuted on the Billboard top 100 charts at number 97 then climbed to number 46. Gucci Mane reportedly announced interest in signing 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". The group ended up signed a record deal with Jive Records.
The group started out as the “Hard Hitters”, but changed their name to Travis Porter in late 2008 to be more marketable. Two of their biggest hits “Black Boy White Boy” and "All the Way Turnt Up" also turned out to be huge controversy in their career. “All the Way Turnt Up” caused controversy with Roscoe Dash. After Roscoe Dash came up with the song and asked Travis Porter to be featured on it Travis Porter added the song to their mix tape causing fans to believe it was not Roscoe Dash’s song, but Travis Porters’. Soon Roscoe Dash released another version of the song through his label Interscope Records featuring Soulja Boy. The song “Black Boy White Boy” caused a bit of controversy with Young Dro because he and label-mate Yung L.A. say that the song title was initially theirs.