Travis Lazarus "Travie" Mc Coy (born August 6, 1981) is an American rapper, singer and songwriter.He is the co-founder and lead singer of the rap rock band Gym Class Heroes, in addition to having a solo career.Since his breakup with Katy Perry back in 2009, Travie Mc Coy has teased he may use their relationship in his songwriting.So, when he dropped his new single, "Rough Waters," many asked if it was about the "Roar" singer.From musicians to actors, the singer certainly made headlines — be they real or made up by tabloids — with her many romances with some of Hollywood’s hottest bachelors.However, the 30-year-old Santa Barbara native is also not shy in shutting down romance rumors that are completely far off from the truth.And Benny sent it to me and I was like, 'whoa, this is like on a whole other planet now.'" Mraz isn't the only person making sweet music with the rapper: Mc Coy also teamed up with Australian singer Sia on "Won't Go Down." And when he drops the LP sometime next year, he says that track will "get into your stomach, into your ears and then you're going to feel tingle bunnies down your arms." While Travie is certain these songs will be slam dunks, he doesn't plan on enlisting the help of any others on his sophomore solo album."Over the years, I've got a lot more comfortable with my singing voice so I think as opposed to running out and looking for guest appearances to handle the hook situation, I think I'm just going to take it on myself.
This is just another one of those." Mc Coy had originally prepared to record an introspective album of "sad and somber" acoustic songs reflective of his state of mind following his breakup with Katy Perry and his addiction to painkillers.On the label, the band released the gold-selling album As Cruel as School Children.Since that release, the band's single "Cupid's Chokehold" reached #3 on the UK Singles Chart and #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. " and "Cookie Jar" peaked at #5 and #6 on the UK Singles Chart.They have collaborated with Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump on numerous occasions, notably for providing backing vocals on the song "Cupid's Chokehold".
Stump also produced the majority of their album The Quilt, which was released on September 9, 2008 and peaked at #14 on the U. Billboard 200 chart and #41 on the UK Albums Chart.
However, he decided to scrap his early material and start over, calling the early material "too personal" and saying "I didn't want that to be my first look as a solo artist," comparing the album to Kanye West's 808s & Heartbreak. Mc Coy released his first solo album, Lazarus on June 8, 2010, after being in the works for a year and a half.