Ashton Travis is a poet turned Singer from Houston, Texas who announced his signing to Def Jam in March 2019 with a single called "Death Row." As airy and forceful as wind from a passing convertible, the song is about the ups and downs of facing your worst fears with catchy melodic bars that sound like a psalm for courage.
Ashton Travis signing to Def Jam was announced on the track Death Row of the Undisputed Album. In the song's music video, Travis is pursued through amber-colored night streets by police as surreal visions flash. An elderly, glamorous woman, a gangland shooting, and a pencil-mustached gentleman in a strip club all appear in contrasting scenes.
Death Row' is all about someone’s will to achieve, accomplish, or even gain something.I
made the song at one of my lowest points in life. I
was so hungry and so determined to achieve what I wanted that I was willing to put my life on the line. Most
people feel like they’re in “do or die” situations and I felt like mine was worse. It
was Death Row - a place where people don’t even have a choice. So
when it came to my passion, my career, I knew I would either achieve everything I set out for or die trying — despite my situation at the time.
The Houston artist and Def Jam signee Ashton Travis just teamed up with Cactus Jack's Chase B to deliver his latest single "CASINO" in 2020. The soothing track boasts Chase B production and gives us a brief intermission from our regular stay-at-home routine, taking us out of quarantine and into the backseat of a top-down car, warm breeze washing over our face. These smooth, soulful melodies are some of the main features that define much of Ashton's work, curating a vibe that is both dizzying and relaxing at the same time.
Ashton Travis also released his first single of 2020, “On Edge”.
In this release, he covered the complexities of relationships and the peaks and valleys he is going through as a human being, “On Edge” is Ashton’s take on anxious situations that are all too familiar.