Quavo Marshall Biography

(Rapper Known as The Co-Founder and Current Frontman of Hip Hop Trio 'Migos')

Birthday: April 2, 1991 (Aries)

Born In: Athens, Georgia, United States

American rapper, actor, songwriter, and musician, Quavious Keyate Marshall, better recognized by his stage name ‘Quavo’ is the co-founder of the popular hip-hop/ rap group ‘Migos’. Along with Kirshnik (Takeoff) and Kiari (Offset), Quavo has released singles that have topped the US music charts. The trio’s debut single ‘Versace’ made it to the U.S. Billboard 100 and had music artists such as Drake and Justin Bieber gushing over the song on their social media accounts. Canadian rapper Drake created a remix version of the song with the rap group. Quavo began his career in 2013 and has continued to belt out one hit after another with his latest single ‘Bad and Boujee’ topping the U.S. Billboard chart. As a teenager, Quavo had dreams of making it to the helm of the hip-hop industry, and since the launch of his career, he has received success in each enterprise. He is currently managed by ‘Coach K’ and has collaborated with producers such as Zaytoven and Murda Beatz. The rapper has often found himself and his group members in controversies either pertaining to illicit possession of drugs or inciting a riot. However, he hasn’t let these charges come in the way of his success. Outside the realm of music, the American rapper has amassed a massive fan base on social media as well. He has no less than 23.6 million followers on Instagram and over 3.8 million followers on Twitter. He also runs a self-titled Youtube channel (Quavo Huncho) where he entertains over 1.23 million subscribers.

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Quick Facts

Also Known As: Quavious Keyate Marshall

Age: 33 Years, 33 Year Old Males

Family:

Spouse/Ex-: Helen Booth Fairchild

father: Frank Morley

mother: Lilian Janet Bird

children: Louise Morley Cochrane

Born Country: United States

African American Men Rappers

Notable Alumni: Berkmar High School

U.S. State: Georgia

More Facts

education: Berkmar High School

Childhood & Early Life

Quavo Marshall was born on April 2, 1991, in Atlanta, Georgia. His mother raised him along with his nephew, Kirsnick, popularly known as ‘Takeoff’ and his cousin, Kiari, popularly known as ‘Offset’.

He attended ‘Berkmar High School Patriots’ in Lilburn, Georgia. During his school days, he would play for his school football team as a quarterback.

When he reached seventh grade, he found a new interest in hip-hop music and along with his cousin and nephew, began composing his own music and songs.

To pursue a career in music, he dropped out of his senior year in high school and began recording songs with ‘Takeoff’ and ‘Offset’ locally. The trio used to take their songs to clubs and offer to pay for a DJ’s drink if he played one of their songs at the club.

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Migos & Y.R.N (Young Rich Nigas)

Quavo formed the rap group ‘Migos’ along with ‘Takeoff’ and ‘Offset’ in 2009. In 2011, he released the group’s first-ever mixtape called ‘Juug Season’. It was followed by another mixtape the next year titled ‘No Label’.

However, his group didn’t acquire much fame until their breakthrough song ‘Versace’ was released in 2013. Without any promotion, the single went viral and occupied a spot on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts.

The song became so popular that Drake remixed the song along with the group and added it to his album. Soon after their single became a hit, they released another mixtape titled ‘Y.R.N’ or ‘Young Rich Niggas’.

Several magazines like ‘Complex’, ‘SPIN’, ‘Pitchfork’ and ‘Rolling Stone’ credited Migos’ mixtape with the right amount of rap variations and placed the mixtape in the top 50 list of singles and albums of the year.

More Mixtapes & Two Albums

With fame at his heels, Quavo released another mixtape in 2014, and suggested it to be a sequel to his earlier mixtape ‘No Label’, naming it ‘No Label II’. The tape was downloaded in great numbers immediately after its release.

Just a month later, Quavo announced that the group had decided to release an album instead of another mixtape. His group signed a deal with ‘300 Entertainment’ and in June 2013, they released a single ‘Fight Night’. The song was a major hit and was listed on ‘XXL’s 25 Best Songs of the Year’.

In July 2015, after a slight delay owing to controversies regarding drug abuse, their debut album was finally released. The lead single of the song ‘One Time’ hit radio before the album did, and received good reviews from music critics.

The album featured guest collaborations with rap stars such as ‘Chris Brown’ and ‘Young Thug’. In an interview following the success of his first album, he hinted about a second album that his crew had begun working on.

Though Offset was imprisoned on account of the ‘Georgia Southern University incident’, Quavo continued to put his skills to work and released another mixtape called ‘Back to the Bandon’.

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Present Career

Quavo made a collaborative mixtape with American rapper Young Thug in 2016, called ‘MigoThuggin’.

The same year, the lead single ‘Bad and Boujee’ from his second album was played on radio, and the song also featured rapper, Lil Uzi Vert. On October 31, the song's music video was broadcast.

Since January 2017, Quavo along with ‘Takeoff’ has been busy on their ‘Dab Tour’, with the tour's opening performer as Skippa da Flippa. On January 18, he also released another mixtape ‘Young Rich Niggas 2’.

His band’s second album ‘Culture’ was launched on January 27, 2017. The album has thirteen tracks and has received positive reviews from music magazines. It has occupied top spots on almost all music charts worldwide. That same year, he and Travis Scott (together known as ‘Huncho Jack’) released their debut collaborative album ‘Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho.’ The album received positive reviews from critics and reached number 3 on the US Billboard 200.

In January 2018, Migos launched their third studio album ‘Culture II.’ The double album, comprising 24 tracks, was a fine success and debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 with 199,000 album-equivalent units. In October of that year, Quavo released his first solo album named ‘Quavo Huncho.’ While the album received a mixed response from critics, it did well from a commercial perspective. It debuted at number sixty-six on the US Billboard 200 but eventually reached number eleven on the chart. The album was further certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in 2019.

Migos came out with their fourth studio album ‘Culture III’ in June 2021. The album featured artists like Justin Beiber, Pop Smoke, Future, Cardi B, and Polo G, among others. The album peaked at number two on the US Billboard 200 and received positive reviews from critics. The following year, Quavo and Takeoff released their collaborative album ‘Only Built for Infinity Links.’ This was their first and only album together as ‘Unc & Phew.’ The album charted at number seven on the US Billboard 200 and received mostly positive reviews from critics

Besides music, Quavo has also starred in television shows and films like ‘Savage Salvation,’ ‘Praise This,’ ‘Atlanta,’ ‘Star,’ ‘Black-ish,’ ‘Ballers,’ ‘Justin Bieber: Seasons,’ and ‘Narcos: Mexico.’

Major Works

Quavo Marshall's first single ‘Versace’ was certified gold by the RIAA or the Recording Industry Association of America. It was also placed in XXL’s top five Hip Hop Songs of 2013.

His lead single ‘Bad and Boujee’ from the album ‘Culture’ was released in 2016, and became his first ever single to reserve the number one spot on the US Billboard Hot 100.

His band’s second album ‘Culture’ is a chart-busting album. It took up the first spot on both the US Billboard 200 and US Top Hip-Hop albums. It also placed first on the ‘Canadian Albums’ and second on Australian Urban Albums.

Awards & Achievements

Along with his band, he has been nominated for the ‘BET Hip Hop Awards’ thrice. In 2014, he was nominated for ‘Rookie of the Year’, ‘Best Club Banger’ for the song Fight Night, and ‘Best Mixtape’ for No Label II.

In 2015, he was nominated at the ‘BET Awards’ in the category of ‘Best Group’ but unfortunately the trio lost to the duo Rae Sremmurd.

Personal Life & Legacy

Quavo was imprisoned on account of possession of marijuana and firearms within the safety of an educational institute at Georgia Southern University in 2015. But he pleaded not guilty and received twelve months of sentence, which was later suspended after paying a fine.

Quavo Marshall was romantically linked to rapper Saweetie. He started dating model Karrueche Tran.

He has claimed to continue working with his nephew and cousin and doesn’t look to start a solo music career. His ‘Twitter’ page was filled with protests against the arrest of his group member ‘Offset’.

Quavo prefers keeping his wealth stacked in the safety of his home. He carries a leather backpack with hefty cash, two phones, and an extra T-shirt with him at all times.

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