Quavo Speaks On Migos’ Future After Takeoff’s Death In New Song: ‘Don’t Ask About The Group, He Gone, We Gone’
Quavo is paying tribute to his late nephew and Migos group member Takeoff in a new single, while also saluting the group’s legacy and insinuating something about the future.
As Vibe reports, the track, titled “Greatness,” unpacks the aftermath of Takeoff’s passing, and Quavo says Migos is “gone” in the track.
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The “Hotel Lobby” rapper dropped the song and its video on Wednesday night.
In the latter, Quavo, whose legal name is Quavious Keyate Marshall, is seen relaxing in his home. After, the video highlights Quavo and Takeoff’s chains, as well as clips of the uncle-nephew duo chilling together, while Quavo says he would trade in all his riches to bring his nephew back.
Meanwhile, the song is as celebratory as it is somber, with triumphant horns and emphasized upbeats produced by DJ Durel.
Takeoff isn’t the only family member who is highlighted in the video. Footage of Quavo’s other relatives, including his mom and sister, are also included.
Later, in a verse, Quavo remembers the good times he had with Takeoff, referencing when they chose to sip on lean made with Actavis cough syrup over the Lil Yachty-approved Wockhardt brand of lean, per Genius.
“You remember them MCM backpacks? We was runnin’ around with them racks. No Wock’, no Wock’, I ain’t never took Wock’ to Poland, I was drinking that act,” he raps.
Though Marshall’s relationship with fellow Migos member and cousin Offset remains unknown, Marshall does shout out the trio’s heyday, and notes that he wouldn’t be where he is without the group, Hip Hop DX reports.
“Never forget that the Migos amazin.’ Look at the ice and the knots in my pants, you know that them young n***** made it,” he raps.
He mentioned Migos again in the song’s outro, in which he confesses he “couldn’t do it without the greatest group in the world … I couldn’t do it without the greatest nephew in the world.”
Though it does seem like there could be hope for a Migos reunion, Marshall quickly shuts that down, at least for now, letting listeners know that there is no Migos without Takeoff.
“Came in, swept the game like a storm with the m********** flow, n****, Take did that/ So don’t ask about the group, he gone, we gone, young n***** it can’t come back, d***,” he says in the song.
This isn’t the first time Quavo is celebrating his nephew musically. He dropped his first tribute song in “Without You,” just three months after Takeoff was killed in Houston.