Quavo, also known as Huncho, is the most prominent of the hip-hop/trap music group Migos, which consists of three male members: Quavo, Offset and Takeoff, all of whom are related to each other. Their common name Migos is said to derive from the Spanish word Amigos, which means friends.
Migos is also a colloquial term used by the African American community in Atlanta for a house where drugs (mostly cocaine) are produced and sold. Quavo and his crew are famous for popularizing the African American cultural dance “dab”, and their “triplet flow” rap style has created a niche for them in the rap game, which together has earned them a net value of about $10 million.
Quavo, whose real name is Quavious Keyate Marshall, was born on April 2, 1991, in the city of Athens, Georgia, a state in the southeastern United States of America. Although Quavo originally comes from Gwinnett County in Georgia, he has been associated with Atlanta, the capital of the state of Georgia.
Quavo attended Berkmar High School in Lilburn, Georgia. During his time at Berkmar High, he showed an interest in sports football, and although he was quite good at it and could have possibly earned a college scholarship due to his exceptional footballing skills, he surprisingly dropped out of Berkmar High in 2009.
After leaving Berkmar High, Quavo, Offset and Takeoff formed a polo club named after the polo T-shirt clothing line but eventually decided to rename the brand and use the name Migos, as they felt that the polo T-shirt brand was no longer in fashion. Obviously, Quavo’s decision to drop out of high school and get into rap music proved to be the best decision he ever made because it brought him an overwhelming amount of fame and fortune.
The Migos were underground for about 2 years and on August 25th, 2011 they released their first mixtape called Jugg Season. The mixtape was not a great success, so they decided to try again in 2012 with another mixtape called No Label. However, Migos finally gained recognition in 2013 with the hit single Versace of their third mixtape entitled Young Rich N*ggas. Her recognition grew to fame when Drake, who admitted to being a big fan of her rap style, released a remix of Versace.
The Migos rode brilliantly on the wave of their newfound celebrity, releasing hits like Hannah Montana and releasing an EP entitled 3 Way and two albums in 2016. The albums were entitled Young Rich Nation in 2015 and most recently the critically acclaimed CULTURE in 2017 with hit singles like Bad and Boujee, T-shirt and Slippery. The Migos are practically finished with their third album entitled CULTURE 2, which will be officially released in January 2018. They are also associated with the record companies Motown and Capitol and have released most of their projects through these record companies.
Quavo As An Artist
Although Quavo is very loyal to his crew and has blatantly refused to release his personal singles or an independent or solo album as such, he has been introduced by renowned rappers such as Travis Scott, 2 Chainz, Drake, Meek Mill, Young Thug, DJ Khaled, etc. He also appeared in some top chart songs like Black and Chinese, Good Drank, Portland, The Difference, Guwop and I’m the One.
Quavo was named “most influential rapper” in 2014 by the online hip-hop appreciation network called Complex Music. He also played the lead role in Donald Glover’s television series Atlanta (2016). Quavo and Travis Scott recently formed a hip-hop supergroup called Huncho Jack and released an album entitled Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho on December 22, 2017. Nevertheless, Quavo is still an active member of Migos.
Height and Family
Quavo has a recorded height of 6ft 1inch. He has a slim body frame and was advised in high school to expand if he wanted to go pro and increase his chances of becoming a quarterback in the NFL.
Quavo lost his father at the very tender age of 4 years, so he was single-handedly raised by his widowed mother, who was a hairdresser and did her best to provide for her family on her own with virtually no male support.
Offset and Takeoff, whose real names are Kiari Kendrell Cephus and Kirshnik Kari Ball respectively, were also raised by Quavo’s mother. In fact, Offset is Quavos, cousin, while Takeoff is Quavos nephew, which explains why the three seem to be inseparable.
Quavo is currently meeting with the American celebrity, model and Claws actress Karrueche Tran. Karrueche happens to be the ex-girlfriend of American pop star Chris Brown, and there has been a lot of drama surrounding her breakup. She once hit Chris Brown with a restraining order because the pop star is constantly harassing her and reducing her chances of a stable relationship with another person.
Rumors that Quavo has ended the Karrueche thing because of Chris’ incessant fighting have been spread by some tabloids and blogs. It is known that Quavo and Chris publicly argued about Karrueche at the 2017 BET Awards, and many believe that Quavo has had enough of the drama that comes with dating Karrueche. However, neither Karrueche nor Quavo have confirmed these rumors of a separation, so it is safe to say that it is only speculation.
Quavo’s House and Net Worth
Quavo lives together with the other members of Migos; Offset and Takeoff in a mansion in Atlanta. The rappers are guilty of showboating and have been seen exhibiting the pool and expensive interior design of their mansion on social media. As expected, they also throw lavish parties in and around their house. It is believed that the Migos also own another villa in the city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
With a net value of about $10 million, Quavo and his crew can afford to live in spacious villas in select locations and even give one or two houses away to family members.
Mama Huncho (Quavo’s mother, Offsets aunt and Takeoff’s grandmother) recently received a beautiful house from Quavo and Takeoff. The two went to Quavo’s Instagram account to announce this, it was their Christmas gift to her.