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Quavo, Takeoff say upcoming ‘Unc & Phew’ album has ‘always been on their minds’

Quavo and Takeoff, responsible for 66% of Migos’ output during the group’s decade-long run, are now poised to enter a new era as a duo. After making waves by dropping two singles together this year in “Hotel Lobby” and “Us Vs. Them” with Gucci Mane, the “Unc & Phew” tandem is set to release their debut album as a duo.

In their first interview with industry gurus Brian “B. Dot” Miller and Elliott Wilson for the Rap Radar podcast, Quay and Tay touched on what led to the decision to form a duo, what fans can expect from their upcoming album dropping in September and much more. Released on Thursday (Aug. 18) and recorded on the set where “Unc & Phew” shot their album cover, the interview gave insight on how the album was meant to come out before 2021’s Culture III and how it’s both forward-thinking and pays homage to their roots.

“It’s an album that’s always been in our mind that we wanted to do,” Quavo said. “You’re about to get this real-deal, raw, uncut, 2024, 2026 (sound). (We’re going) back to the essence, back to the origin, back to the real screams and shouts. You know, how I came in on ‘Us Vs. Them.’ It’s about blood, it’s about us coming together, bringing it back home to the family.”

Briefly, the two discussed how they presented this idea to Offset, as fans’ main point of interest with “Unc & Phew” earlier this year was Set’s reaction to it. While the hip-hop community chit-chatted about a possible beef and break-up of the Migos, Quavo and Takeoff downplayed any drama, but also said they were going to go forward with the project regardless of what anybody said.

While touching on their respective 2018 solo albums QUAVO HUNCHO and The Last Rocket, Quavo confirmed that he has another solo album in the works, and that it will come after the “Unc & Phew” album is released.

“I really really love my (previous) album,” he said. “I’m ready to give you the next one. But right now, it’s time for our’s (Unc & Phew).”

Additionally, Quavo and Takeoff confirmed that there will be a Migos documentary coming out soon, even though they did not specify a release date or title. Ultimately, it seems that “Unc & Phew” are at peace with the direction they are taking their careers, especially considering Offset appears locked in on solo endeavors at the moment. With that in mind, it’s now time to get ready for the “Unc & Phew” project, which has yet to be given a specific title, release or track list.

Check out the entire “Rap Radar: Quavo & Takeoff” interview here!

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