Travis Barker on Having His Own Label and Covering Nirvana With Post Malone

He also reflects on being a mentor to new artists and gives us an update on his many other projects as well.

The drummer has new Blink-182 music coming in the next two weeks; he has been busy at work producing the new Machine Gun Kelly album, Tickets To My Downfall; he signed jxdn, the first artist to his new DTA imprint, a collaboration with Elektra Records. And that’s just the beginning.

Travis Barker played at Post Malone's Nirvana Tribute

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How Blink-182's Travis Barker Is Looking to Take Over the Rap Game

Travis Barker’s one of the most successful artists in the music industry, but he has no interest in resting on his laurels. He rose to fame as the drummer for Blink-182, but has started living a second life as a rap producer and go-to session player for emcees looking to spice up beats with live drums.

After collaborating with musicians and rappers on Atlantic Records, Barker was approached by Johnny Minardi and Gregg Nadel from Elektra Records about a relationship outside of straightforward production. The result is DTA Records, Barker’s new playground for emerging artists and legendary rappers.