Travius Keandric, & Herbert Jones, from nothing to Something


It’s rare that someone “makes it” in the African American community within America. It’s even more rare that someone “makes it” hailing from a community with less than 3,000 citizens. One Alabama family has the fortune of having two very familiar faces make it from a similar environment. Rising NBA Star Herbert Jones (from Greensboro, Alabama) of the New Orleans Pelicans and Alabama Rap Star Travius Keandric (from Marion, Alabama) have defied the odds for their family. The cities of Greensboro and Marion, AL are roughly a 15-20 minute drive apart. Growing up, both Travius and Herb attended the same elementary school (Albert Turner Sr. Elementary) in Marion, AL. Herb’s mother was Travius’ 1st grade teacher. It was up until this point that Herb & Travius realized they were cousins. While attending after school programs to compensate for his mother’s difficult work schedule, Travius would find himself in the school gym 2-3 hours after school

where he would play against Herb and his older brother Walter. Travius noticed Herbert’s dedication to basketball at a young age. At 7/8 years old, Herbert would compete against and win against 12/13 year olds at the time. As years passed by, Travius would remain in Marion to attend and play basketball for Francis Marion High School, but Herbert went on to attend Sunshine High in Newbern, AL where the two would compete against each other twice a year. After graduating from Francis Marion High as the valedictorian, Travius would go along to attend the University of Alabama. Even while in college, Travius would find the time to go to Herb high school games and monitor his growth on and off the court. Herb would later finish his high school career at Hale County High & bring them a state title before attending the University of Alabama. While at the University of Alabama, the two reconnected as Travius began his infamous music career and Herb stamped himself in University of Alabama history. Both would go on to graduate the University of Alabama before indulging in their professional careers. The two recently reconnected during NBA All Star weekend. Many of their supporters were ecstatic to see the two legendary Alabama icons. As Travius prepares to release his first Taylor Gang Ent, LLC collab “Dropping Singles” feat. Ama Karin & Young Deji, Herb prepares to make a playoff push for the New Orleans Pelicans. To reach such milestone stemming from cities full of poverty, one could only imagine the motivation & inspiration these two are giving many kids that come from similar environments. Anything is possible and these two are a living testimony. Follow the two Alabama stars on all social media platforms. 

Travius’ new single is set to release March 01, 2022. Presave link could be found here 

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