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.
They decided to start a band and played with other musicians until Gym Class Heroes was formed in 1997.The band formed when bassist Ryan Geise and drummer Matt Mc Ginley were performing at a party in an instrumental band with no vocals.Mc Coy, who was in attendance at the party, took the microphone onstage and started rapping.January 2009 - April 2009Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler tried getting back together in early 2009, after divorcing in early 2008. Police had to come break up a fight at their home in April and that was the last of their attempt to get back together.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.
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.
Gym Class Heroes took a three-year hiatus from music, leaving Mc Coy to focus on his solo career; Mc Coy 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.
Mc Coy is signed to T-Pain's label Nappy Boy Entertainment.