Led by Travis Scott, JackBoys advances the Grammy-nominated rapper/producer’s Cactus Jack Records with DJ Chase B and label signees Sheck Wes and Don Toliver. Rooted in the streets of Houston and New York, the collective made their self-titled debut at the end of 2019, and shortly thereafter topped the Billboard 200.
While he was riding high with numerous platinum singles and the chart-topping success of his second album, Birds in the Trap Sing Brian McKnight, Scott launched Cactus Jack in 2017 to develop and connect other artists, each one of whom would sign separate joint deals with major labels. During 2017 and 2018, the Cactus Jack logo imprinted Scott and Quavo’s Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho (a number three hit), Scott’s solo Astroworld (his second number one album), and Sheck Wes’ Mudboy (including the Astroworld contributor’s Top Ten hit “Mo Bamba”). After Don Toliver (another artist featured on Astroworld) and Luxury Tax were added to the Cactus Jack roster, Scott and company put together the self-titled debut of JackBoys, issued through Cactus Jack and Epic the last week of 2019. Young Thug, Quavo, Offset, and Pop Smoke each made an appearance, while Rosalía and Lil Baby were featured on a remix of Scott’s “Highest in the Room” (the original version had topped the Hot 100). The seven-track release entered the Billboard 200 at number one. ~ Andy Kellman