The tapes exist somewhere but hopefully they'll never be found." In high school, he met future bandmate Matt Mc Ginley in his gym class and the two bonded over a common interest in music, in particular punk rock, indie rock, and hip hop.
They decided to start a band and played with other musicians until Gym Class Heroes was formed in 1997.
Travis Lazarus "Travie" Mc Coy (born August 6, 1981) is an American rapper and singer-songwriter.
He is the co-founder and lead singer of the rap rock band Gym Class Heroes, in addition to having a solo career.
He was a guest star on the third episode of Malibu Country, "Shell Games" and sang with Reba Mc Entire.
Mc Coy is featured on the remix of teen-pop singer Jessica Jarrell's debut single "Up and Running," on the singer's upcoming debut album on Island Records.
Mc Coy became involved with punk rock scenes as a teenager.
He formed the group Gym Class Heroes with childhood friend Matt Mc Ginley, and after several line-up changes, the group was signed to Fueled by Ramen, and released their debut album.On Thursday, MTV News caught up with Mc Coy at a Hennessy Artistry event in New York, and he was more than willing to talk about "Circle the Drain." And though he said he's never actually heard the song, he does have some rather strong feelings about it."I heard she put out a song that's about me, or about some old habits or whatever," Mc Coy said.Mc Coy is signed to T-Pain's label Nappy Boy Entertainment.As a teenager, Mc Coy was a fan of hardcore punk bands such as Snapcase and Earth Crisis, as well as underground rap acts such as Company Flow and the Arsonists.He says of his musical tastes "I was never a typical hip-hop kid.