Travie McCoy

Born 6 August 1981.
Travie McCoy

Biography

Travis Lazarus "Travie" McCoy (born August 6, 1981) is an American singer and rapper. He is the lead vocalist of the rap rock band Gym Class Heroes, in addition to having a solo career. McCoy became involved with punk rock scenes as a teenager. He formed the group Gym Class Heroes with childhood friend Matt McGinley, and after several line-up changes, the group was signed to Fueled by Ramen, and released their debut album. 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. 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 is signed to T-Pain's label Nappy Boy Entertainment.

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  1. Review of Lazarus

    Lazarus 2010

    Reviewed by Mike Diver
    An unmemorable collection of clich├ęd rap numbers from the Gym Class Heroes vocalist.