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Travis Scott says he’s launching a new record label to help new artists and promises “no lying.”

In an interview with Numero, Scott revealed that he is launching his own label, Cactus Jack Records.

“I’m not doing it to have financial control over my music … I want first and foremost to help other artists, launch new names, to provide opportunities,” he says. “I want to do for them what happened to me, but better. By better, I mean no bullsh*t. No lying to the artists about album release dates or the budgets of videos and albums.”

As an artist, Scott is signed to T.I.’s Grand Hustle records. As a producer, he is signed to Kanye West‘s Very GOOD Beats. So it makes sense for him to want to start his own company sooner than later.

The Cactus Jack name has many iterations in pop culture. It is the name of a Serbian rock band, the nickname of the football coach who invented the spread offense and most notably, it’s a moniker used by former professional wrestler Mick Foley. Scott did not reveal if any of them were the inspiration for the name.

Scott also announced today that he will be embarking on a 25-city tour. The Birds Eye View tour starts on April 12 in Santa Barbara, Calif. It will also include both of his Coachella dates. Missing from the list of cities is Chicago, where Scott was arrested for inciting a riot during his set at Lollapalooza in 2015. Check out the dates below. Tickets are available here.

Wednesday – April 12 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl

Friday – April 14 – Indio, CA – Coachella

Friday – April 21 – Indio, CA – Coachella

Thursday – April 27 – Wallingford, CT – Oakdale

Sunday – Apr 30 – New York City, NY – Terminal 5

Tuesday – May 2 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE

Wednesday – May 4 – Portsmouth, VA – Portsmouth Pavillion

Friday – May 5  – Charlotte, NC – Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre

Saturday – May 6 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Sunday – May 7 – Miami, FL – Rolling Loud Festival

Thursday – May 11 – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center

Friday – May 12 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion

Saturday – May 13 – Rogers, AR – Walmart Amphitheatre

Monday – May 15 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theatre

Wednesday – May 17 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant

Thursday – May 18 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom

Friday – May 19 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live

Sunday – May 21 – Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica

Wednesday – May 24 – Indianapolis, IN – Farm Bureau Lawn at White River State Park

Thursday – May 25 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion at Riverbed Music Center

Saturday – May 27 – Des Moines, IA – 7 Flags

Sunday – May 28 – St. Paul, MN – Soundset Festival

Wednesday – May 31 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex

Thursday – June 1 – Boise, ID – Revolution Concert House and Event Center

Friday – June 2 – Eugene, OR – Cuthbert Amphitheatre

Sunday – June 11 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo

Photo: WENN.com

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