Quavo's solo debut was a star-studded affair.
It's finally here. After years are incessant speculation, tireless online debates and repeated attempts at prematurely splitting up the group, we finally have our first solo album from Migos. As expected, it's from Quavo, the group's oldest member and defacto leader. Over the years, all members have freelanced their talents and secured high-profile guest spots, but they've always circled back in order to capitalize on any increased visibility as a group. This culminated last year when both Quavo and Offset embarked on side projects with Travis Scott and 21 Savage respectively, only to return to Takeoff and release Culture 2. Now, after the impact Migos have collectively made on the industry, it's only fitting that the group's elder statesman takes the first official stab at establishing a solo career.
QUAVO HUNCHO is a star-studded affair, but not every feature leaves a lasting impression: Drake's contributions to the Wheezy-produced "FLIP THE SWITCH" is one of his least engaging verses in an otherwise consistently impressive year; Saweetie is an unnecessary afterthought on the following track, "GIVE IT TO EM"; Takeoff's verse on "KEEP THAT S**T" is disappointingly short; in stark contrast, Travis does too much on "RERUN"; and, perhaps most surprisingly, Kid Cudi, the originator, apes Quavo and Travis' style instead of brandishing his own trademark flow.
But when you're as ambitious as Quavo, you can afford to fumble some of the bigger moments. With a dozen guests on this packed debut, there are still many bright spots worth highlighting. Here are our top 5 features from QUAVO HUNCHO.