2023 NAACP Image Awards: 3 Things You May Not Know About Quavo and Takeoff

The duo won the “Outstanding Hip-Hop/ Rap Song” award for their debut single “Hotel Lobby,” a posthumous win for Takeoff, who passed away Nov. 2022.

Rappers Quavo and the late emcee Takeoff, better known as 2/3 of the popular rap Migos, took home the “Outstanding Hip-Hop/ Rap Song” award for their single “Hotel Lobby” at the 54th Annual NAACP Image Awards hosted by Queen Latifah. The duo debuted the record as their first songs under their new moniker, Unc and Phew, a play on their connection as uncle and nephew.  In honor of their win, keep reading for three things you probably didn’t know about them.

  • They used to go by the Polo Club

    The duo’s musical history dates back to 2008, when Quavo, Offset, and the late Takeoff formed a band called Polo Club. However, they felt their title was too generic and changed their name to “Migos”—a play on the phrase ‘The Three Amigos.’

  • They were almost signed to Ye’s “G.O.O.D Music” label

    In 2006,  Kanye West reportedly attempted to sign the guy—then the Migos— under his label, G.O.O.D Music. However, the deal fell through. During a vintage interview, Quavo addressed the claims stating there were talks about a management deal, but nothing was finalized.

  • Music was Takeoff’s only passion

    During one of his final interviews, Takeoff told the hosts at Drink Champs that creating music was his only plan. “You know everybody plays sports and did what they did. I ain’t never played sports. I always loved music from the jump, so I didn’t even have a plan B,” he recalled. “I made myself not have a plan B on purpose just so I could fulfill my plan A,” he continued. “I knew what I was gonna do, and I knew it was what I wanted to do. And I did it, and God is good.”

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