Since Migos broke out with Versace in 2013, Quavo stood out. His melodies and penchant for making trap records sound as divine as gospel hymns naturally made fans gravitate towards him. When he was featured in the criminally underrated deep cut, "Oh My Dis Side," off Travis Scotts Rodeo album in 2015, an industry-wide lightbulb went off. His star potential was realized and requests for guest appearances came by the dozen. Nonetheless, no solo body of work was released and there was no timetable for when a project, if ever, was actually coming out. Instead, he chose to lend his voice to other artists.
Following a strong string of solo features in 2016 and Migos Culture LP catapulting the trio into superstardom, Quavo went on an insane, Golden State Warriors-eque run. It began with assisting on 2 Chainzs Good Drank," which peaked at No. 70 on the Hot 100, and continued with Post Malones "Congratulations" (peaking at No. 8), DJ Khalids Im the One (peaking at No. 1), Drakes Portland (peaking at No. 9), Liam Paynes "Strip That Down" (peaking at No. 10) and Major Lazers Know No Better" (peaking at No. 87). He showed versatility, range and a knack for creating catchy melodies and memorable lyrics.
Instead of dropping a solo album, Quavo linked up with Travis Scott to drop the collaborative LP Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho and followed that up at the top of 2018 with Migos Culture II. But after a few detours, it's finally time. Five years after exploding onto the scene, fans get to finally get an entire project led by his vision. Quavo Huncho, his upcoming solo debut album, drops later this year.
He has always put the emphasis on being a team player but Quavo is ready to step into the spotlight on his own. I ain't never held back about nothing, Quavo tells HYPEBEAST. The only thing you're going to get is Quavo Huncho on this album and that's it. Below, Quavo discusses the process behind making Quavo Huncho, whats next for Migos, his maturation, playing basketball with Drake and Travis Scott, plus Colin Kaepernick.